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Documentary on water bodies

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It will be screened in schools and colleges in Coimbatore

Water conservation is not a choice, not a compulsion, but common sense, reads the last slide of ‘Coimbatore’s Last Drop,’ a 20-minute documentary on the city’s water bodies.

Shot by the Coimbatore chapter of the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), the documentary aims at creating an awareness about the city’s much abused lakes – Selvachintamani, Muthannan, Singanallur, and Ukkadam, and the Noyyal River.

“Polluted water is responsible for rashes, stomach ailments, dengue, malaria, and chickungunya. Without cleaning our lakes, we cannot hope for a secure future,” said Arun Krishnamurthy, founder of EFI at the screening of the documentary here on Saturday.

In August 2017 alone, 1,319 cases of dengue were recorded at CMCH.

EFI Coimbatore, started in 2014, has cleaned and removed plastics from Selvachintamani Lake, and is now cleaning Muthannan Kulam. The NGO has around 60 volunteers in the city who gather every weekend to clean lakes.

One tonne of waste is collected every week, said Sanjay Prasad, EFI Coimbatore coordinator.

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