Planning Strategies for Akkulam Lake RejuvenationJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2021-07-15
Authors : Gayatri Krishnan R. J.; Gesno George;
Page : 1110-1116
Keywords : Wetland; Degradation; Rejuvenation; Planning strategies;
Healthy lakes and their shores not only provide us with a number of environmental benefits but they influence our quality of life and they strengthen our economy. Lakes cover an important physical feature of India, other than tourism it acts as drinking water source, venue for commercial activities, historical importance venue for sacred holy activities, power generation, and shelter for migratory birds. Currently, India is losing wetlands at the rate of 2-3% each year. Due to indiscriminate meddling of man, lakes are on the verge of extinction. There is an urgent need to alert world nations about the current state and trajectory of the world?s lakes. They are important ecosystems that, when respected and cared for, can sustain a healthy balance of aquatic life, provide us with much enjoyment, and help support our socio-economic needs. The study mainly focuses on the causes of Akkulam lake (a small inland brackish water lake in the southwest coast of Kerala) degradation and importance of lake rejuvenation in tourism sector. And finally planning strategies for the Akkulam lake are formulated based on the rejuvenating efforts through case studies from International and National contexts.
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