Loktak Lake is considered the lifeline of the State of Manipur. Famous for phumdis, it is home to the world’s only floating National Park and the world’s most endangered deer, the Sangai.
Vembanad Lake is India’s longest freshwater lake and is included in the list of wetlands of international importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention.
However, pollution puts Vembanad Lake’s incredible environment at risk.
#DeeporBeel is a site of outstanding biodiversity. However it is bearing the brunt of unplanned development.
See our latest blog post on lakesofindia.com to read more!
Recreational waterbodies in India and the experiences they promise, have always relied on the on the deeply rooted sense of community and hospitality of our country. The most important role in this confluence, is played by the native communities: “The care-givers”. With this post, we welcome you to dive deeper into the significance of this extraordinary relationship. Enjoy your read!
By Lucy Gibson Bellandur Lake, is located in the densely populated city of Bangalore. Once a healthy lifeline for its surrounding residents, both human and non-human, on the evening of 16th February 2017, Bellandur Lake caught fire. But, how can that be? Water extinguishes not fuels fire, right? Previously, Bellandur Lake was one of theContinue reading “A Tale of Fire and Water: Bellandur Lake”
By Lucy Gibson “It is generally accepted among environmental geographers that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. In every phase and aspect of a disaster—causes, vulnerability, preparedness, results and response, and reconstruction—the contours of disaster…is to a greater or lesser extent a social calculus” (Smith, 2006:1) While Neil Smith wrote these linesContinue reading “Velachery Lake: The centrality of water to sustainable urban development”
Childhood memories around a “thodu” -in Vizhikkathodu, located in the outskirts of Kottayam in Kerala. The “thodu” branches from the 91 Km long Manimala River; an important water way of Central Travancore.
Story of the Buckingham Canal.
If you too can’t help but believe in the magnificence and potential of the Canal, and all that it can be for the city of Chennai – then this article is for you!
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Guest Contribution: Students of St. Michael’s School (Alwal) Kushi Shah, VI A Sanhita, VII A Rimaa Saai Bhavya Shree V., VII F We thank the St. Michael’s School and it’s teaching staff for supporting this effort! Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind
Warangal’s Badrakali Lake, has had an unparalleled significance in the city’s urban landscape for over a thousand years. This heart-shaped lake, nestled in the centre of the city, is a treasure in the truest sense of the word.