The Makarba Tank is located in the southern neighbourhood of Ahmedabad. Recent urbanization had lead to abuse of the water body. The lake was covered with invasive weeds and its water was heavily contaminated.
In an effort to revive and conserve this water body, E.F.I in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, and the IndusInd Bank, part of the Hinduja Foundation under the Jal Jeevan initiative have taken on the task of restoring the historic Makarba Tank.
As a part of this restoration effort, a plantation drive was conducted on the 13th of February with the employees of IndusInd Bank (Ahmedabad). Here are a few snaps from the event!
The plantation event started at 9.30 am and close to 40 employees joined us in an effort to improve the green cover of the Makarba Tank!
A total of 50 native tree saplings that included the Burflower, Bullet Wood, Gulmohar, Indian Gooseberry, Indian blackberry, and Neem were planted by the volunteers. These trees help in improving the biodiversity of the water body and serve as nesting sites for several birds that flock in and around the lake.
We thank all the employees who joined us for the event! We thank the AMC for the admin support and the IndusInd Bank for the funding support.
Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind