Participatory and Nature-Based Flood mitigation program for Thumbooram Padasekharam

Participatory and Nature Based Flood mitigation

program for Thumbooram Padasekharam

A collaborative effort to reduce the flood hazard by deepening the canals and creating geotextile composite bunds in the Thumbooram region in Nedumudi panchayath as a scalable model for the entire Kuttanad region with Champakulam Block Panchayath, Nedumudi grama panchayath, National coir research and Management Institute, Kerala State Coir corporation and Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad.

Fund:1.7 Crores

Period: 2020-2021 

Outputs & Outcomes :

  • 3.5 km long flood resilient bio-bund around thumpooram padasekhram
  • Rejuvanation of 4km canal in Nedumudi gramapanchyath
  • Protocol for Developing more local jobs for unskilled sector through MGNREGA
  • Enhanced the efficiency of storm water drainages & More room for stormwater

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