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Cleaning of Canal System in Alappuzha Town

Cleaning of Canal System in Alappuzha Town

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Cleaning of Canal System in Alappuzha Town by Srikumar Chattopadhyay Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
Cleaning of Canal System in Alappuzha Town by Srikumar Chattopadhyay Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram

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Cleaning of Canal System in Alappuzha Town
Srikumar ChattopadhyayCentre for Earth Science Studies,Thiruvananthapuram
 
Why Cleaning Alappuzha Canals?
Canal systems in Alappuzha town are degraded,utrificated, lost ecological functions and turned intoenvironmental hazardous sites and carriers of urbanwastes to Kuttanad area, rice bowl of Kerala
 To restore ecological functions of the canal so thatecological services (provisioning, regulating, culturaland supporting) are ensured for development of thesociety, both onsite and offsite
 To help ameliorate/ enhance land quality of parts of Kuttanad by improving water quality of the canals
 
Why cleaning Alappuzhacanal
Weed infested canalStagnated waterNo penetration of sun lightNutrient enriched possiblythrough discharge of sewage andUrban effluents

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