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Kerala lakes may dry up in 5 decades: Experts

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 27, 2016, 1:45 am IST
Updated Sep 27, 2016, 7:19 am IST
The seminar deliberated the alarming climatic changes being witnessed in the state.
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Participants at a seminar warned that the lakes of Kerala would disappear in another five decades considering the diminishing inflow of inflow of water in the state’s rivers. They also called for more people’s participation in biodiversity conservation activities. “If the condition persists we would witness the disappearance of lakes in another 50 years. The inflow in the rivers of Kerala is frighteningly less and the materials and sediments are not driven out in our rivers naturally,” said Dr. Ajay Kumar Varma, retired scientist of Centre for Earth Science Studies while presenting a paper on 'Climate change in Kerala - Impacts and Projections'.

The seminar deliberated the alarming climatic changes being witnessed in the state. The two day seminar on 'Building a Climate Resilient Kerala' is part of Kerala State Action Plan on climate change and disaster risk management. It is being jointly organised by UNICEF, Thanal, Development Alternative, Asia Pacific adaptation Network and CANSA.

 

"The participation of the people in Kerala is less in areas related to biodiversity conservation. It is the government which undertakes most activities. This has to change", said M Sivasankar IAS, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. He said knowledge based technological intervention was required in areas related to drinking water, transportation and environment protection.

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Location: India, Kerala




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