Recently NAF was conferred an “Appreciation Award”, by San Francisco Bay Area Tamil Manram for undertaking repair works of traditional water bodies affected by the floods in the rural parts of Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur Districts , as part of Chennai Flood Rehabilitation Program.
During December 2015, Tamil Nadu State experienced an unprecedented flood situation with incessant rainfalls. Apart from Chennai, many rural areas in Tamil Nadu including the agriculture-rich coastal districts of Cuddalore, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Thoothukudi districts suffered extensively in the floods. One of the impacts of floods was that the water bodies of villages including lakes, tanks and water ways like drainage channel etc. got severely damaged due to heavy flow of water.
Keeping in view of the above, National Agro Foundation (NAF) in collaboration with Bay Area Tamil Manram ( BATM) undertook repair works of traditional water bodies affected by the floods in the rural parts of Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur Districts in order to rehabilitate them for future use. The focus was predominantly on repairing of boundaries of water bodies as well as clearing the drainage channels so that future flow of water can be regulated and the cropped area can be prevented from inundation.