1,200-metre-long Fresh Water Stream at Vilappil to be Revived Soon!

Called the Kunjukonam stream, the water stream is a tributary of Karamana River which flows through Kunjukonam ward towards Alakunnu ward.

As part of Jalasamrudhi, a water resource conservation project being implemented in Kattakkada assembly constituency a 1,200-metre-long water stream will be revived in Vilappil panchayat.

Called the Kunjukonam stream, the water stream is a tributary of Karamana River which flows through Kunjukonam ward towards Alakunnu ward.

The work, included in the employment guarantee scheme, is estimated at Rs 4.80 lakh.  “It will be a model project and more streams in the area identified during the survey will be revived in the coming months,” said I B Satheesh MLA.

The work will be completed in three phases.In the first phase, the path of the stream will be dug up at 2 feet depth and 50cm width.

In the second phase, the stream which begins from Nilavakodu pond in Kunjukonam, will be linked to the Vittiyam-Alakunnu stream and small check dams will be constructed to control the water flow in the stream. The water will be diverted to nearby land for agriculture purposes.

While in the third phase, earthen bunds will be constructed to prevent soil erosion. The volunteers of Jalasamrudhi will conduct regular monitoring of the stream.

The work is expected to be completed in three years. An all-women team will work on the project. A total of 29 women registered under the employment guarantee scheme are assigned for the work.

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