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

Pond Restoration

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.

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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 bushes… Continue reading Tiruvannamalai Pond Restoration by E.F.I.

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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 water… Continue reading Birds at Sholinganallur