The project envisages a disaster-resilient model of environmental restoration together with economic integration of the river ecosystem to ensure inclusivity and sustainability.
- Evident-Based: scientific study preceding the project implementation ensures accuracy of the plan and informed nature of suggested solutions.
- Environmental Sustainability: the program aims to not only clean up the polluted river ecosystem but also to suggest more sustainable alternatives to the root causes of the same.
- Community-led: ensuring community participation and empowerment by carefully integrating the concerns and aspirations of the local community into the project
- Disaster Resilient model: sustainable management of water bodies becomes increasingly crucial in the present scenario of recurring natural disasters and climate change.
The project's first phase involved scientific scrutiny of the ground realities to ensure informed solutions and technical preciseness. It was carried out with the help of the Department of Climate Change and Environmental Science, Kerala Agricultural University. From watershed mapping, soil and water culturing to community survey, the modalities of study ensured an integrated approach taking the social, economic, ecological, and geographical dimensions of the issue into consideration.
The second phase involves a five-year action plan on the basis of the scientific data collected during the first phase. It includes river restoration through steps such as removal of silt and debris, promotion of sustainable agricultural activities such as pisciculture and poultry farming through the participation of local community, and the integration of disaster resilient structures to address potential climate urgencies such as flood.