REVIVE VELLAYANI

BRINGING WETLANDS BACK TO LIFE

Three Phased Program

The Project progress is slated to be advance on a three phase manner

Research & Documentation

Creation of a reasearched , photographed and documented study to define a precise course of action.

De-weeding of the Lake

Periodic Mechanised and Manual cleaning of the lake suraface to remove Water Hyacinth, Molasses and and Lotus

Sustainable Beautification

Creation of a no encroach zone by creation of a walkway with greenery and aimed at developing tourisn potential.

VELLAYANI PROTOCOLS

Revive Vellayani follows four essential level protocols, in keeping with local adaptation and ensuring public involvement .Revive Vellayani follows four essential level protocols, in keeping with local adaptation and ensuring public involvement

Lake Cleaning and Maintenance on a periodic basis

mmediate Plan of action include (a) the de-weeding of the lake. (b) Immediate and effective prevention of dumping waste in the lake (c) Involving the local populace in the activities…

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Public Involvement and Awareness Drives at the peripery of the Lake

Run awareness campaigns in the locale and in schools in the district to spread the message of environmental protection, and more locally, the importance of the preservation of the lake.

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Biodiversity Photo Register and Video Documentation of Lake Vellayani

Create a well-documented and photo and video graphed biodiversity register for perusal and a referral point for the future. A video document with current progress and dairies 

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Sustainable Income and Value Addition of water weeds


Creating sustainable lake centric livelihood, among the local population, to ensure sustained local involvement in the protection of the lake. Wealth from Weeds theme to elicit local support

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Vision

Restoring Vellayani Lake to its pristine original condition without invasive weeds, refudse dumping and encroachments

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Mission

To creates a force of environment activist and to ensure the resurrection of the Lake to its former glory and usefulness

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Values

Making the resurrectionj of Vellayani as a calrion call for the resurrection of all such water bodies and wetlands in India.

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THE ACTION PLAN

Work Plan

1. De-weeding
2. Desilting
3. Biodiversity
4. GIS Mapping
6. Hydrographic Survey
7. Public Awareness
8. Local Volunteer Groups
9. Bring legislations to prevent destruction of lake.

Royal Message

HH Pooyam Thirunal Gowri Parvathi Bayi, of the Travancore Royal Family and an ardent supporter for all of Swasthi Foundation’s major drives, was in complete support for the Revive Vellayani drive.

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Project Initiation & Administration

Project is an initiative of Swasthi Foundation, and Kerala State Govt, Venganoor & Kalliyoor Panchayaths .supported by Trivandrum District Administration, Kerala Police, Fire and Rescue Services of Kerala, T M Jacob Memorial Foundation, Statw Wetlands Authority of Kerala(SWAK), ,Citizens India Foundation, CLIMATEHOOD, ,S N United Mission, SAI-LNCPE, Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School, Thiruvallam, ,Venus Gas Agency,Parvathy Hospita-Balaramapuram, Kerala Police Senior Officers Association, Kerala Police Officers Association ,Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society, , Ayyankali Jalolsava Committee, FRAT, Kannamthanam Group. & Matprop Services Pvt Ltd
Mission partner: Divya Prabha Eye Hospital

BRINGING WETLANDS BACK TO LIFE

Revive Vellayani

Let’s hold hands for this great purpose. It involves absolutely no fund raising and will be based on voluntary participation of those with a will to protect a invaluable natural resource. Come and join hands with Revive Vellayani to save our lake for the newer generations.

Messages

Revive Vellayani has recieved countless messages of support for its mission to clean up the lake and to beautify it . Here are some of the most famous voices

His Excellency Arif Mohammed Khan Governor of Kerala

Revive Vellayani is a positive approach to the protection of a valuable wetland. A loss of such a water body would be a loss no ecosystem can bear.

Justice (Retd.) P Sathasivam Fmr Governor of Kerala

I am very happy to note that Swasthi Charitable Foundation, Nanthancode, has been leading campaign.

V Shivankutty, Hon Minister for General Education

What was one a 1000 acre lake, which aided the local population , has now been reduced to la mere 427 acre stretch of fresh water wetlands ….

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Kadakampally Surendran. MLA, and Chairman Revive Vellayani.

TheVellayani Lake is the legacy of the people of Trivandrum, and the water invaluable for the City

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Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram Constituency

Lets work together with Swasthi Foundation and bring this precious lake back to its old glory, making it a path breaker for other such lakes and water bodies

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Adv M Vimcent MLA

The people of the Vellayani vicinity depend on this fresh water lake for water, for drinking, cooking and agriculture and this lake cand scarce be allowed to die..

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T K A Nair IAS, Fmr, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India

Swasthi Foundation desrves congratulation for its attempt to Revicve the Vellayani Fresh Water Lake in Trivandrum….

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Lokanath Behera IPS, Fmr, Chief of Kerala police

Swasthi Foundation has undertaken a very ambitious mission to Revive Vellayani to its former state. I had visited

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Dr K Vasuki IAS

As an integral part of Thiruvanathapuram, the project of reviving the Vellayani Lake, is much appreciated. The Project .

Kummanam Rajasekharan, Ex Governor, Mizoram

The protection of wetlands is a necessity for the coming generations. It is a safe gaurd against water scarcity

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Stephen Devassy Brand Ambassdor Swasthi Foundation

In this age of water shortage it is most necessary to protect our water bodies.. The cause of Vellayani is at the forefront

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Dr G Kishore, Principal LNCPE & Director SAI

Vellayani Lake was on.ce a hub of activities buit had declined to disusenow.It is time we rectified this or lose the lake forever.

K Madhupal, Movie Artiste, Director and Author

I am truly privileged to be part of this most important of missions that Swasthi Foundation has embarked upon and we have pledged to carry the message to every water body.

V V Rajesh , BJP Trivandrum District President

RThe protection of the Vellayani Lake is a mission which is probably the most important safeguard we need to ensure…

Daksha Sheth Dancer and Founder Dakha Sheth Dance Company

RI have lived close this Lake for twenty five years and been viewing the sad fate that….

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Isha Sherwani Dancer and Movie Artiste

Vellayani has been our home for nearlytwo decades. Today the lake is covered by weeds and we need to act urgently to preserve it

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A message from 
THE FACE OF VELLAYANI

Involvement of Local Self Government 

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Venganoor Panchayath, Kalliyoor Panchayat

Adv D Suresh Kumar

President, Trivandrum District Panchayat

Trivandrum District Panchayat fully supports the Revive Vellayani Campaign

Mayor K Sreekumar

Mayor of Trivandrum City Corporation

The City Corporation is wholly behind the attempt to Revive the Lake and clean and beautify the lake and surroundings

Ex Mayor’s Message

Adv Rakhi Ravindran

Deputy Mayor

It is definitely heartening to note that natural resources are on the list of priorities for Swasthi Foundation

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G S Sreekala

President
Venganoor Panchayath

A dream of the people around the Lake to have it cleaned and in it’s pristine beauty We will support the program in every way

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Venganoor Satheesh

Vice President,
Venganoor Panchayat

Lake has faced all sorts of defacements, encroachment and waste dunping. The de weeding will be a great start for tomorrow

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R Jayalakshmi

President,
Kalliyoor Panchayat

The Revive Vellayani project is an answer to our prayers. We look forward eagerly to active cleaning of the Lake

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P Padmakumar

Standing Committee Chairman, Kalliyoor Panchayath.

There needs to be a concerted efforts and this comprehensive  move by Swasthi is most welcome 

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