Birds' thirst is quenched by a tank on a dry lake bed.

The lake is only flooded during the rainy season and is dry the rest of the year . The lake is home to 120 species of birds, including 25 migratory birds .

Coimbatore, India: Members of the NGO Kaushika Neer Karangal have created a 6,000-litre tank inside the slanted Chinnavedampatti lake, which has turned bone-dry.The lake, which is 200 acres long, is home to birds, reptiles, and small animals.The lake is only flooded during the rainy season and is dry the rest of the year, causing trouble to birds and animals.Every year, it is visited by 120 species of birds, including 25 migratory birds.Mongooses and jackals were also seen at the lake, which is owned by the public works department.

Once a week, we will haul water to the tank with a tractor.With the help of the Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore, it was constructed at a cost of 25,000, using Bosch's CSR fund.According to Sivaraja, Mayor Kalpana Anandakumar will inaugurate it on Sunday.Before deciding on the spot to mount the tank, we made elaborate plans to research the movement of birds and animals.

Due to the destruction of streams in the Thadagam valley, it could not get water from the catchment zone.Residents want it to be turned into a reservoir by draining water from the Bhavani basin.According to him, such a project would raise the groundwater level in the city's immediate area and provide drinking water to the northern part of the city.