Lake In News: Vembanad Lake
- Preliminary steps have been initiated to demolish the illegally constructed villas on Nediyathuruthu island in Vembanad Lake.
- Vembanad is the longest lake in India and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
- It is the second-largest Ramsar site in India only after the Sundarbans in West Bengal.
- Kochi Port is built around Willingdon and Vallarpadam Islands on this lake.
- The Government of India has identified the Vembanad wetland under the National Wetlands Conservation Programme.