Greenspace

Back from the brink

Print edition : July 12, 2013

The Mookeneri lake before its restoration and beautification. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Garbage dumped on the lakebed. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

The mounds that were created on the lakebed for the planting of saplings and for the creation of a bird sanctuary. This photograph was taken some time in 2010. Photo: By SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The mounds that were created on the lakebed for the planting of saplings and for the creation of a bird sanctuary. Photo: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

Students doing their bit towards the setting up of a children's park at the lake. A 2012 photograph. Photo: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

The Mookeneri lake as it is now. Photo: E_LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

Citizens’ participation in the governance of public assets such as waterbodies in the areas where they live is essential for their preservation. The recent restoration of Salem’s Mookeneri lake is a good example of this.
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