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The New Indian Express

12 March 2019

Greater Chennai Corporation might restore natural tanks in four neighbourhoods

by Madhumitha Viswanath

CHENNAI: With Chennai expected to face a drought this summer, restoring natural tanks is the only way forward for a sustainable future in terms of water security and groundwater recharge. A new initiative is being formulated by various bodies including the Chennai Corporation on a trial basis in four areas — Koyambedu, Mylapore, Chitra Nagar and Mambalam.

Greater Chennai Corporation has partnered with 100 Resilient Cities along with the Dutch Embassy, experts from fields of urban design, water conservation and social engagement to carry out this project. They have come up with a proposal to identify and restore natural tanks including ponds, temple tanks and other small water bodies within these areas. This will aid in flood and drought prevention, ensure water security and rejuvenate groundwater levels said members of the City of 1000 Tanks team, which is handling this project.

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City of 1,000 Tanks, Chennai


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