E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai

Friday, 21st February 2020 The Karuppan Kulam in Ambattur was restored in the summer of 2019 by E.F.I in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation (G.C.C) & the Murugappa group. Prior to the restoration, the Karuppanan Kulam was a makeshift dump yard slowly degrading day by day. The pond went through a scientific restore effortContinue reading “E.F.I’s Mega Volunteering Drive @ Karuppan Kumal-Ambattur, Chennai”

The Adyar Creek- Chennai’s best kept secret

Chennai is know for its beaches, temples, politics, cinema, filter coffee and much more! Very little is talked about how ecologically blessed the megalopolis in the east coast of India is. Chennai is one of the few cities in the world to have 3 rivers that flow through its urban spread. It doesn’t end there,Continue reading “The Adyar Creek- Chennai’s best kept secret”

The Makarba Lake – Conservation through Volunteering

Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) took the first footstep in Ahmedabad at the Makarba Tank. Makarba tank is situated right behind the historical Sarkej Roza Masjid. The  Makarba tank was also the source of water to this monument. Recently due to various reasons of development \ rapid urbanization, the inflow of water to this placeContinue reading “The Makarba Lake – Conservation through Volunteering”

Nehru Nagar Pond – A little paradise on OMR

The Nehru Nagar pond, strangely located outside the area known as Nehru Nagar, is an oasis lying on the Old Mahabalipuram Road, in between Thoraipakkam and Karapakkam. It is a beautiful water body, which consists of heavenly palm tree islands and an herbal garden on it’s far side – a sight that one does notContinue reading “Nehru Nagar Pond – A little paradise on OMR”

Karuppan Kulam – End of mechanical work

The mechanical work at the Karuppan Kulam has been finished. The excavators are leaving the pond. Lots of silt has been moved in the last weeks. In the following lines, we will explain the full progress. Read here about the status of the pond at the start: https://lakesofindia.com/2019/04/19/the-karuppan-kulam-start-of-work/ The pond located in Menambedu, Ambattur, hadContinue reading “Karuppan Kulam – End of mechanical work”

The Alapakkam Lake – a preview

The Alapakkam Lake, locally known as Kuyavan Eri, is located in between the military airstrip of Sittalapakkam in the north and Alapakkam in the south. The surrounding area is not densely populated and mainly shaped by fields and one-to two-storey houses. Some of those homes border the lake directly. Lush green weeds are covering theContinue reading “The Alapakkam Lake – a preview”

Layman’s guide to Lake Restoration

Lakes are important environmental systems and we as humans seldom acknowledge this fact. They are indispensable for the survival of wildlife, irrigation, provision of drinking water and other recreational activities. Most of our ‘once beautiful’ lakes are now victims of plastic and sewage. The restoration of these water bodies, although not easy, is extremely gratifying.Continue reading “Layman’s guide to Lake Restoration”