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Civic body plans to restore urban freshwater sources with support from locals
Hyacinth out, sewer plugged, three water bodies restored
Three water bodies in the city, namely Narayanapuram lake, Perungalathur lake and the Korattur-Madhavaram-Ambattur lakes, have another lease of life due to joint efforts by the civic body, public works department and Care Earth Trust.
While small wetlands in the city have disappeared, mid sized wetlands have lost 62% of their area.
The Korattur-Madhavaram-Ambattur lakes are spread over 160 hectares - for which multiple stakeholders are coming in together to provide resources, tools and monetary support for its restoration.
Creative community outreach programs also help to educate the residents on lake preservation and maintenance.