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About Water Body Restoration

Chennai Smart City Limited (CSCL), a special purpose vehicle established to execute smart-city projects, is looking at the possibility of bringing corporates on board the waterbodies restoration programme. The Chennai Metropolitan has been largely dependent on ground water for its sustenance. In turn these shallow well and tanks were recharged only during the annual rains .Due to rapid urbanization and industrialization,hundreds of water bodies adjacent to urban center and the extended city have already vanished or encroached upon and the rest are either in the verge of extinction or dumped with solid wastes and waste water effluents disturbing the local flora and fauna and also lives of people living nearby.

About two decades ago, a research project by the Centre for Environmental and Water Resource Engineering,IIT Madras estimated that about 650 waterbodies existed in the Chennai region. More than half of them were located south of River Adyar.At present,as the second Master Plan for Chennai indicates, only a fraction of them exists.


These 32 waterbodies are located in Zone 1 and Zone 2 of GCC:

Name of Water Body Area Location
Chitra Kulam 2.25 acres Vivekananda College Madras, Tamil Nadu, 600004, IN
Chavadi Kulam Radhanagar (Kanchipuram), Tamil Nadu, 600044, IN
Kannaimman Koil Kulam Vivekananda College Madras, Tamil Nadu, 600004, IN
Kathahakuzhi Kulam
OmaKulam Ponniammanmedu, Tamil Nadu, 600110, IN
Pachai Kulam Rajajinagar, Tamil Nadu, 600049, IN
Pura Kulam Guruvoyal, Tamil Nadu, 600052, IN
Teachers Colony Kulam Tiruneermalai, Tamil Nadu, 600044, IN
Thamarikulam - Valluvar Street
Uthu Kulam Ponniammanmedu, Tamil Nadu, 600110, IN
Vattamuni Kulam Madhavaram Milk Colony, Tamil Nadu, 600051, IN
Vembuliamman Koil Kulam Perungudi, Tamil Nadu, 625022, IN
Vadaperumbakkam Pond Redhills, Tamil Nadu, 600052, IN
Chettimedu SakthiammanKoil Pond Redhills, Tamil Nadu, 600052, IN
Vembuliamman Koil Street Pond Koyambedu Wholesale Market Com, Tamil Nadu, 600092, IN
Kamarajapuram Pond Thriuvellavoyal, Tamil Nadu, 601203, IN
Kosapur Pond Padianallur, Tamil Nadu, 600052, IN
Andarkuppam Burial Ground Pond
Kulakkarai Kulam Vichchur, Tamil Nadu, 614617, IN
Elanthanur Pond Voyalur, Tamil Nadu, 601203, IN
Burma Nagar Pond Tiruvottiyur, Tamil Nadu, 600019, IN
Vanian Kulam
Samiyar Kulam Ponniammanmedu, Tamil Nadu, 600110, IN
Chella Kulam Guruvoyal, Tamil Nadu, 600052, IN
Mulla Kulam Tirumudivakkam, Tamil Nadu, 600044, IN
Thamaraikulam
Thamaraikulam at Shanmugapuram
Idayan Kulam
Basin Lake
Aavin Kulam (Milk Colony Kulam) Madhavaram Milk Colony, Tamil Nadu, 600051, IN
Perumal Koil Street Kulam Madhavaram Milk Colony, Tamil Nadu, 600051, IN
Panda Kulam Madhavaram Milk Colony, Tamil Nadu, 600051, IN
Kumarapuram Kulam
Aathi Kulam (Kanmal Nagar Pond) Madhavaram Milk Colony, Tamil Nadu, 600051, IN
Thamarai Kulam (Kavangarai) Redhills, Tamil Nadu, 600052, IN

A Worrying Factor We Need To Overcome!

In a city like Chennai, where a large population of metropolitan area depends on ground water for sustenance, rapid urbanization and industrialization has taken a toll on the hundreds of water bodies. These water bodies have already vanished or encroached upon while the rest are on the verge of extinction or dumped with solid waste, it has adversely affected the flora and fauna and also the people living nearby. Studies indicate that 30 years ago 85% of Chennai’s topography was positioned to absorb and retain rain water, it has drastically dropped down to 15% of ground area presently.

Water Bodies – Our Potion To Progress!

The Greater Chennai Corporation has acknowledged the importance of ground water for sustenance and survival. The action plan for restoration of these water bodies has been carefully prepared with an objective to increase or restore water holding capacity of the lake, improve the quality of water and evolve a sustainable management plan post restoration. By understanding the biotic and abiotic factors that affect the condition of water bodies, various implementation measures are envisaged.

Implement holistic solid waste management

Source of pollution shall be treated aptly to meet the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board standards

The stake holder’s involvement is necessary to increase the efficiency in the project

Core groups to be formed for lake maintenance & training, capacity building shall be a part of it

Bio remediation and ozonisation technique to be implemented for treating the stagnant water

Beautification and fencing of water bodies along with sustainable maintenance plan

Restoring Water Bodies For A Resourceful Tomorrow!

Public welfare

No water shortage will ensure every citizen have ample resource for their daily domestic to industrial activities.

Green Sustenance

Adequate water will reach to all the trees & plants thus maintaining the environment

Flora & Fauna

Every nature element will be provided with water for their ecological growth

Healthy Chennai

Clean water bodies will prevent disease-spreading species to engulf Chennai

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