A new authority on Vembanad LakeVembanad Lake is one of the largest lakes in the country and has been recognised as one to be conserved under the Ramsar agreement. This lake has reduced its size and has almost become just one third of its original size. ernakulam, Alappuzha and Kottayam are the major districts which are benefited by this lake.
Kerala Government have decided to establish the Vembanad Eco-development Authority with a view to restore and regenerate the lake. It is lake with very rich biodiversity. There are around 250 fish species in this lake. It helps multiplying the shrimp population of Kerala coast.
The socio-economic contribution of the lake to the society cannot be quantified. Hence the protection of this lake must get priority and any step towards this direction need to be congratulated.