Caring for the Heart of the World: Hussain Sagar Lake

While COVID-19 has brought so many serious consequences for so many around the world, it has also shown us that, if allowed, our environments can recover.

Read more about how #HussainSagarLake is recovering in our latest article lakesofindia.com

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”

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”

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 removalContinue reading “Egattur Pond – Work in Progress”

Egattur Pond – The first steps of a restoration

The pond between the skyscrapers takes its first steps in the restoration progress. The small waterbody of 0.86 acres lies between the Hiranandani housing properties in Egattur, south of central Chennai. The bunds are overgrown by lush green bushes and weeds. The Thalam Kulam appears as a green paradise in between the blocks. The BuckinghamContinue reading “Egattur Pond – The first steps of a 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.”

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 bushesContinue reading “Tiruvannamalai Pond Restoration by E.F.I.”