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In the wake of severe water crisis in Tamil Nadu, Katerra, a leading design, and technology-driven global construction company, along with the Government of Tamil Nadu, dredged the Jet Lake today. Jet Lake is one of the biggest lakes in Veppanapalli Panchayat Union and is located 3kms away from Katerra’s factory at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. The lake development programme is a Government of Tamil Nadu initiative undertaken to address the on-going acute water crisis owing to delayed monsoon across the state.
Dredging of the lake will help remove sediments and debris from the bottom of the lake, ensuring a regular water depth. Lake dredging also improves the quality of water, producing a healthier aquatic eco-system. The improved water quality results in a more suitable habitat for both marine and human life around the lake.
Nejeeb Khan, Head Design & Business Strategy, Katerra India said, “We are all aware of the ongoing water crisis in Tamil Nadu. Water is the most valuable natural resource available, and it is our responsibility to maintain the water bodies around us. Through such lake cleaning activities, we can help keep our water resources clean and healthy.” “We are happy to extend our support towards this initiative taken up by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Actions like this are critical in helping villages in battling the ongoing water crisis,” Khan added.
The lake is a primary water source of irrigation for agriculture and providing water for domestic use for more than five nearby villages.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr. S Prabhakar, Collector Krishnagiri district, said, “Through this initiative, we are aiming to clean 1,300 water bodies like lakes and ponds in and around Krishnagiri. This initiative would not have been possible without the help and support of corporates and communities around Krishnagiri. The restoration programme has already been initiated in areas such as Hosur, Denkanikottai, Thalli and Shoolagiri. We are happy to have Katerra’s support with us for dredging Jet Lake, which is one of the biggest in this area.”