CHERTHALA : The Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP), at its district meet, has asked the government to declare Vembanad lake as a fish sanctuary for the protection of the ecosystem.
In a resolution taken at the end of its two-day meet on Sunday, the KSSP demanded the protection of the ecologically fragile area, saying the lake’s ecosystem was protecting the bio-diversity and also the livelihood of thousands of people.
“Vembanad lake was declared as a Ramsar site two decades back. However, no concrete project has been undertaken for its protection.
The urgent intervention of the state and the Centre is needed for the preservation of the biological system. Declaring the lake a fish sanctuary will help preserve the system,” the resolution said. The meet also demanded strengthening of the second phase of the people’s planning project.
New KSSP office bearers were elected at the meet. N R Balakrishnan was elected president, while Preveen Lal was elected secretary, Anitha Devi and T Pradeep were named vice presidents and V G Babu and Bayi Krishnan were named joint secretaries.