Pond Diaries: The Anaikeni and Mandapam Kuttai

The Anaikeni Pond and the Mandapam Kuttai, two small ponds that were abused due to rapid urbanization and no maintenance. Join us on a journey and experience all that these newly transformed ecospots have to offer!

With its new features, these ponds are all set and ready for the 2020 #NorthEastMonsoons!

E.F.I’s #PondDiaries: The #Anaikeni and #MandapamKuttai

Two small ponds that were abused due to rapid urbanization and no maintenance. Join us on a journey and experience all that these newly transformed ecospots have to offer!

Shot and Illustrated by @rvlsivaram

Originally tweeted by Environmentalist Foundation of India (@EFIVolunteer) on November 8, 2020.

The Anaikeni pond located in Sholinganallur when taken up for an eco-restoration was overgrown with invasive weeds & loaded with solid waste. Prior to restoration the pond had excess siltation, drastically affecting water holding capacity and groundwater recharge!

Before-After of Anaikeni Pond

Mandapam Kuttai is a small pond amidst the residential population. The locals had abused Mandapam Kuttai for a long time. With E.F.I.’s efforts in 2019, the pond was cleaned, restored, and fenced. The pond’s bunds were strengthened, plantation of native species was carried out, and recharge pits were constructed to enhance groundwater recharge.

Video by: K Sri Sivaram, Communications intern

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind

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