Lake Restoration

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 the… Continue reading The Alapakkam Lake – a preview

Pond Restoration

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 from… Continue reading Alleri tank – Silt is moving

Lake Clean-up

A day for the sake of the lake and self-care

That day, for the sake of the Arasankazhani Lake and self-care, was the first of a kind activity which I had ever come across in Chennai. It is very close to my heart, because the lake still survives, even with so much of disturbances right next to it. Thanks to Environmentalist Foundation of India for… Continue reading A day for the sake of the lake and self-care

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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

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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 2017… Continue reading Oma Kulam Pond Restoration by E.F.I.

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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 in… Continue reading Lake Restoration: Ayyan Kulam at Ambattur