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 under… Continue reading Alleri Tank – water inside the industrial heaven
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
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 Buckingham… Continue reading Egattur Pond – The first steps of a restoration
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.
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.