The Eastern Ghats of India – In Depth

Eastern Ghats, an ancient orogenic belt formed by the collision of crustal rocks during the Archean Eon and became a part of the Indian sub continent during the Gondwana period because of continental drift which makes it way older than the Western Ghats. It contains rocks aging 2.9 billion years to 900 million years old.Continue reading “The Eastern Ghats of India – In Depth”

Agumbe – The Cobra Capital

by Aakanksha Komanduri Agumbe- a small village with an area of 3 sq kms with an elevation of 2,700 ft also called the Cherrapunji of southern India because of its rainfall. Surrounded by waterfalls, hills of the Western Ghats and with a population of 600, Agumbe is a hotspot for biodiversity and haven for wildlifeContinue reading “Agumbe – The Cobra Capital”

कबूतरों की अनियंत्रित बढ़ती आबादी एवं दुष्परिणाम

कबूतर (रॉक पिजन), जिसे वैज्ञानिक भाषा में कोलम्बा लिविआ के नाम से जाना जाता है, पक्षी की ऐसी प्रजाति है जो सहारा मरुस्थल व ध्रुवो के अलावा पूरे विश्व में पाई जाती है।  यूँ तो इंसानो का कबूतरों के साथ संबंध काफी पुराना है जहां इसे सबसे समझदार पक्षियों में से एक माना गया तथाContinue reading “कबूतरों की अनियंत्रित बढ़ती आबादी एवं दुष्परिणाम”

What are Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW)?

A sustainable and environment-friendly approach is quickly taking hold as an efficient and long-lasting remedy for the rising pollution in urban water bodies. The man-made islands called Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW) are the ones that float on water bodies. They are man-made islands covered with plants that floats to purify the water body, creating aContinue reading “What are Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW)?”

Jal Jeevan – Sundaleri Lake

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies  The Sundaleri Lake is located in the North-Eastern part of the Kanchipuram District in the village of Vallakotai. The Kanchipuram District is well-known for its traditional clothing industry and historical significance. Rapid urbanization and industrialization, and no maintenance ledContinue reading “Jal Jeevan – Sundaleri Lake”

Jal Jeevan – Sathangadu Lake

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies  The Sathangadu Lake is located in Manali, Chennai. It is surrounded by industries, and was found to be deteriorating due to pollutants like sewage and weeds. Lack of maintenance also contributed to its deterioration. The lake is integral toContinue reading “Jal Jeevan – Sathangadu Lake”

Jal Jeevan – Senguttai Pond

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies  Located in the east of the village of Kattampatti is the Senguttai Pond. It is a natural spring-based pond, surrounded by windmills and agricultural land. This pond plays a major role in recharging the groundwater table of the surroundingContinue reading “Jal Jeevan – Senguttai Pond”

Jal Jeevan – Nandiambakkam Pond

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies  In the town of Minjur, located in the outskirts of North Chennai is the Nandiambakkam Pond. This pond is vital in sustaining the lives of the community and controlling floods. Hence, it can be classified as a community pond.Continue reading “Jal Jeevan – Nandiambakkam Pond”

Jal Jeevan – Nagachery Lake

The ambitious collaboration between the Hinduja Group and E.F.I to conserve and protect India’s water bodies  Nagachery Kulam is located in the town of Chidambaram. The town is between the Vellar river in the North and the Kollidam river in the South. The town uses water from the water bodies around it. Nagachery Kulam isContinue reading “Jal Jeevan – Nagachery Lake”

Dammit! – Tehri Dam

A mini series that brings to light the stories of India’s dams  📍Tehri Dam, Uttarakhand  टिहरी डैम टिहरी बांध भारत का सबसे ऊंचा बांध है और उत्तराखंड में स्थित है। India’s highest dam, the Tehri Dam is a 260.5m tall earth and rock fill dam built over Bhagirathi river with an installed capacity of 1,000Continue reading “Dammit! – Tehri Dam”