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Kolleru Lake UPSC NOTE

 Why in news 

  • One of the largest freshwater lakes in the country, the Kolleru Lake in Eluru district of Vijayawada lies dry and barren in the middle of a particularly intense summer.

Kolleru Lake – basic details

  • Location: Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Size : One of the largest freshwater lakes in India, with a total area of 302 square kilometers (including the surrounding wetland). The lake area itself is 245 square kilometers.


  • Natural flood balancing reservoir for the Krishna and Godavari rivers

  • Habitat for migratory birds on the Central Asian Flyway.

  • Supports fisheries and agriculture.


  • Water pollution and encroachment on the lake area have been ongoing issues.

  • Kolleru Lake is an important ecological and economic resource for Andhra Pradesh.

  • It faces challenges from pollution and habitat loss. 

  • Conservation efforts are underway to protect the lake and its unique ecosystem.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Kolleru Lake UPSC NOTE
Kolleru Lake UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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