Rejuvenating Coimbatore’s Lost Canal – Vilankurichi Channel

Vilankurichi, a neighborhood located in the Northeastern region of Coimbatore, is considered the IT Hub of the city. Being recently merged with the Corporation, Vilankurichi plays a vital role as a growing locality with good connectivity to neighboring regions.

Apart from rapid urbanization, the city is also blessed with several natural resources that adorn it. Numerous farmlands, canals, lakes and ponds help maintain the region’s ecological balance. Over the years, however, the region had shifted its focus from its natural resources causing them to deteriorate for the worse.

Such is the story of the Vilankurichi Channel, an important water body that interconnects several tanks and provides for farmlands and the people. Check out how this channel had been revived under a collaborative conservation effort between the Government of Tamil Nadu and E.F.I.

We thank our volunteers and local residents who strengthened our efforts on field.

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