Nangaiyar Amman kovil kulam located in Kondanganallur near the Thamirabarani river is a home to lots of birds and animals, particularly to the pig nose turtle, White ibis, Eel , Cattle egret & snakes .This Pond is about 0.3 hectares in area and work has been happening for the past 13 days. Awareness programmes were conducted in this area especially for the kids . An orientation programme was conducted followed by a clean up and other cultural events.
A Quiz and Street Play have also been planned for the upcoming weeks.
It was estimated that more than 70 families will benefit through this restoration.
The water from this pond will be able to irrigate 40-50 acres of agricultural land which is probably the biggest boon for the farmers.
Advantages of a clean pond include:
- Temperature regulation
- Ground water percolation
- Prevention of waterborne diseases
- Localized climate change combat
E.F.I thanks it’s Volunteer coordinators, Kondanganallur Panchayat and the locals for extending their support throughout this restoration .
Volunteer with E.F.I for India & her Environment