Milestones

Kottayam-Kumarakom Ecocity Project

First comprehensive environmental management plan for a district in the country

The Kottayam-Kumarakom Ecocity Project is based on the Ecocity concept, which integrates the principles of environmental conservation, social accountability and governance within an urban context. The term Eco corresponds to ecological thinking while seeking economic prosperity for the region. The Ecocity approach is thus a way to achieve sustainable development in a socially accountable and transparent manner

IL&FS conceived the first pilot Ecocity programme which dovetailed environmental planning aspects to evolving and implementing solutions on a regional basis. The Kottayam-Kumarakom Ecocity Project (KKEP) was the result of a unique collaboration between the Government of India (Ministry of Environment and Forests-MoEF), Government of Kerala (GoK), Kottayam Municipality (KM) and IL&FS

The Project addresses the development needs of the Kottayam-Kumarakom Ecocity Region (KKER), comprising Kottayam Municipality, and eight neighbouring rural panchayats. The region lies on the eastern bank of the Vembanad Lake, the largest backwater lake in Kerala State, in South India. It is an environmentally sensitive area, characterized by large tracts of marsh lands, and an extensive network of waterways. The region has been experiencing development pressures, as a result of the increase in tourism activities centered on the lake and the Waterways
Projects in this Sector
  • Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge
  • East Coast Road
  • Tirupur Water Supply Project
  • Visakhapatnam Industrial Water Supply Project
  • Jal Mahal Tourism Project
  • Ahmedabad Municipal Bonds
  • AIG Indian Sectoral Equity Fund (AISEF)
  • Kottayam-Kumarakom Ecocity Project
  • Environmental Information Centre (EIC)
  • K-Yan Compact Media Centre

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