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Rejuvenation of Akkulam Lake

The Akkulam Kayal Rejuvenation Project has been prepared as part of the Rejuvenating Watershed Project implemented across the State.  The project aims at the comprehensive rejuvenation of the Akkulam backwaters through sustained conservation, tourism development, and replenishing the fishing wealth.


Progress Made

The State Cabinet meeting has approved the plan to revitalize Akkulam Lake. The project is expected to provide a fresh breath of life to tourism and water resources protection activities in the district. Out of the total outlay of ₹185.23 crore, ₹96 crore has been approved by the Cabinet for the first phase of the project.


Next Milestones

The work is expected to be completed within two years and 15 years’ maintenance clause is incorporated in the contract.

Implementing Agency

Directorate of Tourism

Wapcos Limited, the special purpose vehicle (SPV) appointed by the department for executing the project

Department

Tourism Department

Member of Parliament

Shashi Tharoor

Minister

P A Mohamed Riyas

MLA

Kadakampally Surendran

Constituency

Kazhakkoottam

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