The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived

Located within the M.E.P.Z, the Alleri is an important water body located between the larger Kadaperi and Thiruneermalai lakes. Over the years, due to urbanization and industrialization, the lake witnessed massive pollution thereby leading to loss of habitat characteristics and freshwater quality. Through a collaborative conservation effort betweenM.E.P.Z, DXC Technology andthe Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I),theContinue reading “The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived”

E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!

Celebrating #WorldEnvironmentMonth by sharing with you the videos from E.F.I’s well-wishers. Watch the #Ecostory of Smt. Sreedevi, from DXC Technology Smt. Sreedevi talks about her favorite lake restoration, the Alleri Lake at Tambaram, Chennai. To know more,-Read: https://efiblog.org/?s=alleri Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us the contentContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!”

E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Shri. Paul Abraham’s Karimadom Colony Pond Story

We celebrate the month by sharing with you the videos from E.F.I’s well-wishers. Watch the Ecostory of Shri. Paul Abraham, President of Hinduja Foundation. Shri. Abraham talks about his favorite pond restoration, the Karimadom Pond at Trivandrum, Kerala. To know more,-Read: https://efiblog.org/2020/03/07/e-f-is-eco-restoration-in-trivandrum-the-karimadom-colony-pond/ Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured onContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Shri. Paul Abraham’s Karimadom Colony Pond Story”

E.F.I’s Eco-Story- Smt. Sareen’s Alwar Step Well Story

Watch the #Ecostory of Smt. Niyati Sareen. Smt. Sareen talks about her favorite water body, the Moosi Rani Sagar at Alwar, Rajasthan. The story of a step well. Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us the content to lakesofindia@gmail.com Volunteer for India & her Environment withContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story- Smt. Sareen’s Alwar Step Well Story”

Throwback to E.F.I reviving ponds in the Kinathukadavu block-Coimbatore

People in the Kinathukadavu block look forward to the monsoons as they will know if the revival work on the waterbodies in their area will bear fruit The Hindu We thank the Coimbatore District Administration for their support in restoring the Oorani Kuttai at Mettuvavi, Mariamman Kovil Kuttai and the Senguttai at Kattampatti. The pondsContinue reading “Throwback to E.F.I reviving ponds in the Kinathukadavu block-Coimbatore”

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”

Alleri tank – Silt is moving

The restoration of Alleri tank has been now going on for nearly a month and without no doubt, the lake has changed a lot. The de-watering has completely finished with only leaving two pits of water for fish, turtles and other aquatic animals to stay during the restoration progress. Invasive weeds have been removed fromContinue reading “Alleri tank – Silt is moving”

Samuel Nagar Pond – End of mechanical work

The excavators have left the pond and quietness has reentered the compound. A lot has changed during the last weeks of restoration work. The pond is located inside the Samuel Nagar burial ground in Manali and right next to a waste sorting facility. The pond was in bad shape at the start of the restoration, butContinue reading “Samuel Nagar Pond – End of mechanical work”

Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven

North of Tambaram, inside of the MEPZ a 5.1 acres waterbody can be found, the Alleri tank. It seems that this lake is having no severe problems. Lots of birds can be seen flying around, including kingfishers, pond herons and egrets. Even Indian flapshell turtles can be found inside the jungle of seaweed. But underContinue reading “Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven”