Human Made water bodies like lakes are vital to the ecology of the Western Ghats in the present scenario.

Natural water retention capacity of the Ghats reduced significantly because of the massive deforestation, soil erosion and biodiversity loss.

Lifeline lakes got neglected in the last few decades because of the borewell technology came in to practice but could not sustain the needs the way the lakes did to the ecology and farming.

At this point, it is imperative to focus on reviving the lakes to restore the total ecology and help the rural economy.

Lake rejuvenating action is part of the SWAGRAMA Project initiated by SARA Centre and its associate organisations, generously supported by the Village members, many individuals, and importantly our concerned brothers and sisters living abroad Overseas Volunteers for Better India (OVBI).