A Scientific Eco-restoration by E.F.I
Mettuvavi a small town in the Kinathukadavu block, suburbs of Coimbatore is home to several Ponds, lakes and streams.
Early January when scouting this village to adopt and scientifically restore a water body, we stumbled upon the large Oorani pond.
This pond was primarily used for irrigation and ground water recharge but what we saw was completely different.
After acquiring all the appropriate permissions from the governing body, E.F.I along with administrative support of the Coimbatore District administration began the scientific restoration of the Oorani Pond in Mettuvavi on March 9th 2019.
After four weeks of machinery work the Mettuvavi pond was given a new look!
Along with its’s new bunds, regulated inlet & outlet channels and a large groundwater recharge-pit, this pond is ready for the monsoons!
This restoration is a not just a water conservation & management project but also a habitat restoration making this a ecologically suitable zone for various life forms to thrive.
On the onset of monsoon, native trees and saplings will be planted along the bunds of the water-body to strengthen them and, a massive awareness campaign through traditional art forms such as street-plays, puppetry and more are also set to be rolled out shortly.
The Oorani pond in Mettuvavi is one of the three ponds in the Kinnathukadavu block that we took up for restoration in 2019. The next story is coming out next week!
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