To celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti in collaboration with National Dam Safety Authority, Central Water Commission, Kerala State Electricity Board and Irrigation Department of Kerala organized an outreach programme under the aegis of "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav(AKAM)" on the theme " Promoting Dam Tourism" at Idukki Dam.
The following activities were performed:
- "Mass Awareness March" on Water Conservation, Water Pollution, and cleanliness of water bodies.
- "Tree Plantation campaign" near Idukki Dam to sensitize common people regarding the role of trees with regard to water conservation, improving water quality and quantity, reducing soil erosion, water infiltration, groundwater recharge and increase in biodiversity in the area.
- Organization of lake festival with the involvement of common people and local authorities thereby promoting the local traditions/culture & increasing awareness through Street play/Cultural Events/ musical performances/ stage performances etc. A large cross-section of people representing different demographic age groups attended the event.
- Drawing competition of school children on the theme of saving water/ importance of dams towards water etc. at “Dam viewpoint” followed by a cultural programme by school children & prize distribution was organized to create awareness among the common people regarding the importance of water and dam.
- Departmental staff, senior leaders, school children, local bodies etc participated in the event with great enthusiasm. Around 352 participants from the neighbouring locality came to participate in the event.
Awareness Programme on Improved Water Resources Management to Stakeholders of Idukki Dam command 30th March 2023 Idduki Dam
Awareness March on Water Conservation 30th March 2023, Idukki Dam.
Lake-Festival Cultural Activities 30th March 2023, Idukki Dam.
Painting Competition to School Children on Water Conservation 30th March 2023, Idukki Dam.
Prize distribution for Painting Competition to School Children on Water Conservation 30th March 2023, Idukki Dam.
Tree Plantation Campaign 30th March 2023, Idukki Dam.