Tirunelveli is known for it’s halwa and most importantly known for it’s beautiful Thambirabarani. A river once with a mighty turbulent flow , now hardly has any water flowing. This summer has been tough,taking a toll on the lakes and rivers. E.F.I’s restoration efforts has been going strong for the past 3 months in restoring the ponds in the Ambasamudram Taluk.
This twelve and half acre pond is home for a lot of birds and has been drying up quite easily in the last two years. Located in Keezhambur , near Ambasamudram has a beautiful community that wishes to restore this pond except they didn’t have the required resources. E.F.I joined hands with the local community in restoring this beautiful pond . E.F.I worked for 10 days and mechanically restored the pond using machines. E.F.I thanks the public works department of Tirunelveli , it’s volunteer coordinators and the local community for their persistent support in making this restoration a very fruitful one.
Home to a lot of native trees and animals including deer, wild dogs ,it is one of the primary sources of irrigation for agriculture in that area. This restoration is of key importance because replenishing this water body with fresh water not only supports the farmers in this locality but also a wide variety of fauna and flora. E.F.I worked for 8 days to restore this pond by creating and laying fresh bunds around this pond.
Located at Ravanasamudram, this 51 acres massive water body is located near the Western Ghats and can serve the wildlife if de-silted and restored properly. There could be water throughout the year to support the flora and fauna. E.F.I worked for 10 days to restore this magnificent water body using machines to lay fresh bunds around the pond after through de-silting.
Advantages of a clean pond include:
- Temperature regulation
- Ground water percolation
- Prevention of waterborne diseases
- Localized climate change combat
E.F.I thanks the Public Works Department of Tirunelveli, it’s Volunteer co-ordinators and the local communities for supporting and strengthening E.F.I’s restoration efforts.
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