Urban Lakes and Water Bodies Restoration

Restoration and comprehensive improvement of the depleting waterbodies and drainage systems are measures for building resilience against flood and other such extreme weather events. In response to the devastating floods of 2015 in Tamil Nadu, CII rolled out an initiative to restore the dilapidated lakes and water bodies in Chennai city that were disappearing due to encroachment, garbage dumping and lack of maintenance. The project envisions comprehensive restoration and improvement of water bodies to enhance their storage and recharge capacity, thereby building resilience against floods and droughts in the fragile city ecosystem.
Tamil Nadu
8 lakes Restored
Restoration of 2 lakes underway