Pond Restoration

The Karuppan Kulam – Revival of a lost water body

The pond can be found at Menambedu, Ambattur. It is a 2.5-acre waterbody. From outside it does not appear as a pond any more. At first glance, it seems, that shrubs and sludge have completely covered up the area. The surroundings are mainly low one to three-storey residential buildings. To the west and south, there… Continue reading The Karuppan Kulam – Revival of a lost water body

Pond Restoration

The Samuel Nagar Pond Restoration

The waterbody is located in Samuel Nagar in the northern suburbs of Chennai. The 0.65 acres-sized pond was in bad shape. Weeds grew all over the water. The bunds lost their structure. In addition, lots of waste from the neighbouring waste sorting unit was able to be found inside the water. Invasive bush species, like… Continue reading The Samuel Nagar Pond Restoration

Pond Restoration

Thamarai Kulam – a preview

Located in the northern-most tip of Chennai, the Kathivakkam Thamaraikulam is the biggest pond of Ennore. The pond, with a size of 4.9 acres in located right in the middle of Kamaraj Nagar. It is surrounded by several little one to two-storey buildings. Several things are threatening the waterbody. From the west side approximately 10… Continue reading Thamarai Kulam – a preview

Pond Restoration

Power of the People for the Pond

On February 2nd, all the people from the Gerugambakkam Community had come together to celebrate the World Wetlands Day but with a special twist to it. Gerugambakkam is a suburb located in the southwestern part of Chennai falling under Kanchipuram District. The Gerugambakkam Pond located in the heart of the suburb was once considered and… Continue reading Power of the People for the Pond

Pond Restoration

Karimadom Colony Pond: A New Beginning

The Karimadom Colony Pond The Karimadom Colony Pond is located close to Attakkulangara-Killippalam Bypass Road in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. With an area of 1.6 acres, it is a small waterbody. It is the only pond in central Trivandrum which is not attached to a temple. This pond was earlier used for domestic purposes until the rapid… Continue reading Karimadom Colony Pond: A New Beginning

Pond Restoration

Egattur Pond – Work in Progress

Since our pond restoration program at Egattur Pond kickstarted with the Pongal @ Pond celebrations, the waterbody has changed massively.  Firstly, weeds and invasive bushes like the Prosopis juliflora have been removed from the bunds by the excavator. On the one hand,  the water holding capacity gets increased. On the other hand, with the removal… Continue reading Egattur Pond – Work in Progress