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Last Updated Wednesday September 20 2017 06:25 PM IST

Chimmony earth dam dying a slow death | Photo story

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Drought

Chimmony earth dam, an ambitious irrigation project, which had been a lifeline for Mukundapuram taluk of Thrissur, is dying a slow death due to deforestation and lack of rainfall. The dam, which once catered to a massive agricultural belt with fresh water, remains like a wasteland of barren hope on this World water day.

Drought Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

It is that time of the year when rivers narrow and water bodies dry up. The water level of Chimmony reservoir has dipped considerably to a historic low this time around.

Drought Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

This is not a mini pyramid but a bund-bridge, which marked the average water level of the reservoir.

Drought Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

Cracks in this river bed looks like an abstract art on nature’s fury.

droughtad Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

Desert birds are now flocking in our forests.

Drought Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

Massive resource depletion and widespread deforestation have destroyed our water sources.

Drought Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

This is not just the case of Chimmony, but of all forest reserves across the country.

Today is March 22, World Water Day

Drought Photo: Anagha Jayan. E

Let's join hands to save the remaining forests, wildlife and water resources

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