The Restoration of Arasamara Pond by E.F.I.

The Arasamara Kulam is a pond of the size of one acre in G.N. Palayam. Five kilometres east of central Pondicherry. The area around the pond was for agriculture use back in the day. Due to rapid urbanisation, the area has now developed into a fully urbanised area with mainly one to two storey homes.Continue reading “The Restoration of Arasamara Pond by E.F.I.”

Tiruvannamalai Pond Restoration by E.F.I.

If you have seen pictures of Oothu Kulam dated one year back, you are not able to see any pond. The forgotten waterbody located in the south of central Tiruvannamalai was filled up with sludge. The pond of around one acre practically was unfunctional for its planned purpose. Besides the silt, invasive shrubs and bushesContinue reading “Tiruvannamalai Pond Restoration by E.F.I.”

Theeyambakkam Pond – A Ray of Hope

Theeyambakkam Gandhi Nagar pond was once a lustrous pond serving the locality as a freshwater reserve and a haven for birds and other living creatures. In the name of development, the pond was vandalized by unmindful people residing around the pond. Lost amid the construction debris and invasive plants, the pond went dormant. Environmentalist FoundationContinue reading “Theeyambakkam Pond – A Ray of Hope”

Birds at Sholinganallur

A love story to a working ecosystem.   The Sholinganallur Lake in the southern suburb of Sholinganallur was part in the first community-orientated restoration program by E.F.I. This year the lake got de-silted. The bunds got formed and native species got planted. This lake evolved into a green oasis inside Chennai’s concrete jungle. The waterContinue reading “Birds at Sholinganallur”

Oma Kulam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.

The Oma Kulam pond located in Madhavaram, north Chennai, measures a size of around 3.5 acres. Garbage dumping and sewage inlets let to a great decrease in water capacity, as far as a nearly complete disappearance. In collaborating effort The Greater Chennai Corporation and E.F.I. set the goal of reviving this pond. In March 2017Continue reading “Oma Kulam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.”

Lake Restoration: Ayyan Kulam at Ambattur

Ayyan kulam is one of the sewage pumping stations in Ambattur. The lake is located in Oragadam which is around 5 km from Ambattur Industrial Estate. It is located along Erikarai Street in Oragadam. Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I.) once again collaborated with Greater Chennai Corporation and CREDAI to restore a dead water body inContinue reading “Lake Restoration: Ayyan Kulam at Ambattur”

A Model Pond at North Chennai- Ramachandra Nagar Pond

Ramachandra Nagar Pond was a pristine water body measuring an area of 2 acres in the centre of Madhavaram located at Chennai North. But sadly this non-systematic pond was encroached by construction of concrete buildings on the periphery of the pond. The pond got reduced in size due to constructions on it. Tonnes of garbageContinue reading “A Model Pond at North Chennai- Ramachandra Nagar Pond”

மீஞ்சூரில் ஓர் மாற்றம்!

சென்னையின் குறுக்கே பாயும்  மூன்று ஆறுகளில் மிகவும் நீளமான அகலமான ஆறு கொசஸ்தலையாறு. இத்தகைய ஆற்றுப்படுகையில் அமைத்திருக்கும் நிறைய தொழிற்சாலைகளும் வானளாவிய புகைபோக்க்கிகளின் நடுவே அமைந்திருக்கும் கிராமம் மீஞ்சூர். ஒரு ஆறு ,பத்திற்கும் மேற்பட்ட குளங்கள் என்று தண்ணீருக்கு எப்போதும் பஞ்சமில்லா  ஒரு நீர் நிறைவு பகுதியாகவே இருந்து வந்தது. இங்கு இருக்கும் முக்கியமான நீர்நிலைகளில் ஒன்று தான் வரதராஜ பெருமாள் கோவில் குளம். மிகவும் சுத்தமான நீர் இங்கு கிடைப்பதால் சுற்றுவட்டார பகுதிகளில் மிக முக்கியContinue reading “மீஞ்சூரில் ஓர் மாற்றம்!”

Adambakkam Lake -A Challenge to E.F.I.

                Adambakkam lake was a mighty 70 acre lake just 2 decades ago. Situated at the bustling area of Nanganallur, the lake is now reduced to just 7 odd acres today! Encroachments have engulfed the lake on all quarters with no mercy. The lake stood as a proofContinue reading “Adambakkam Lake -A Challenge to E.F.I.”

Theeyambakkam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.

             Theeyambakkam Gandhi Nagar Pond is a small water body measuring an area of 0.71 acres in Madhavaram located at Chennai North. It was a man-made water body with a catchment area of 22 acres surrounded by pristine farmland just 2 decades ago. But over a period of time theContinue reading “Theeyambakkam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.”