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Clean and Revive Canals and Water bodies

State Budget 2021 emphatically mentions the need to revive, with people’s participation and new technologies, urban canals, and rivers that have become carriers of sewage. The Budget (Ref. Page 104 Item 279) says that a special scheme will be formulated, by including all major canals in all Corporation areas. Funds will be sourced from the World Bank-aided Sanitation Project, KIIFB, AMRUT, etc., It is imperative to create well-defined plans, estimates, and schedules for cleaning and reviving
important water bodies in the Capital City region.
Rivers and Canals: 1) Killiyar 2) Amayizhanchan Thodu 3) Karamanayar 4) Parvathi Puthanar 5) Vamanapuram River
Lakes: 1) Vellayani lake 2) Akkulam lake 3) Veli lake
Major Ponds:
1) Charachira pond
2) Ulloor temple pond
3) Perakulam pond
4) Sreevaraham temple pond
5) Mitranandapuram pond
6) Viempachira pond
7) Public pond (Thannimoodu Rd)
8) Mangannoorkonam pond
9) Ranny pond
10) Eyamvila pond
11) Zoo pond
12) Hymavathy pond
13) Chaariyattu pond
14) Thamarottukonam pond
15) Thrippadapuram temple pond


Progress Made

Killiyar: Cleaning is undertaken by Government with public participation
Parvathi Puthanar: Cleaning being done with public participation
Akkulam lake: AS for Rs 185.23 crore was granted for the rejuvenation of Akkulam Lake on 19.10.2019. Rs 64.1-crore KIIFB fund approved on 07.02.2020. WAPCOS Ltd is appointed SPV. The tender process is complete, and technical evaluation is on. Project listed in fast-track list Vellayani Lake: DPR with components like clearing lake, cycle track, bird sanctuary, protective fencing, Tourist Facility Centre, etc. prepared – The state government has allocated Rs 96.5 Cr. Administrative Sanction for the project

DTPC has submitted a tourism proposal with an estimated expenditure of Rs 1 Crore to beautify the ‘Kireedam’ bridge and the Punchakkari region of the Lake.

Vamanapuram River is being cleaned under ‘Neerdhara’ project at an estimated cost of Rs 721 Crores.

The Smart City Project has a component for cleaning two ponds in the city at Puthenchanda and Sreekanteswaram, at an estimated cost of Rs 1.45 crore. The works have been awarded.

The corporation has initiated an action plan under the ‘Thelineerozhukum Navakeralam’ scheme to decontaminate waterbodies in the city which include five rivers, two lakes, 261 ponds, and over 50,000 wells under the corporation limits. The project will be implemented with the help of Haritha Kerala Mission, Sanitation Mission, health department, water resources department, Kudumbashree, Clean Kerala Company, and Kerala Institute of Local Administration


Next Milestones

Creation of a Nodal Agency for rejuvenation of water bodies in SCR

Prepare a detailed plan of action by Mar 2023

Implementing Agency

Irrigation Department

Department

Irrigation Department

Member of Parliament

Shahi Tharoor

Minister

Roshy Augustine

MLA

All MLAs in the District

Constituency

All Constituencies in the District

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