Implementing Sustainable Development in the Lake Kolleru, India

Someswara Rao Irrinki & Naga Lakshmi Irrinki

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The Lake Kolleru is the largest fresh water lake in India, acts as a flood balancing reservoir and also a wild life Sanctuary. In 2002 Ramsar convention recognised the lake as the wetland of international importance. The main activities in and around the lake are aquaculture, agriculture, large-scale industries and allied industries. Among these activities aquaculture played a significant role in destroying the lake’s fragile ecology. The state government implemented “Operation Kolleru” in response to Supreme Court orders and was successful in dismantling all the fish tanks by 2006 in a process to restore the past glory of the lake. The government took up the responsibility of supporting affected and needy inhabitants with “Special Packages for Kolleru Poor People” to provide alternative livelihoods through “Livelihood Enhancement Action Plan”. The main focus of our project is to investigate whether these initiatives taken by the government helped the affected inhabitants or not and do these initiatives help in maintaining the sustainable development in the lake? And further identifying the carriers of the project, in case, the government fails to provide social sustainability.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 jun. 2007
VejledereSøren Lund & Peder Winkel Agger


  • environmental conservation
  • Indian Environmental Governance
  • Sustainable development
  • Lake Kolleru
  • restoration