Resurrecting a Centuries Old Pond in North Tamil Nadu: Agatheeswarar Temple Pond

Located 30 km from Chennai, Panchetti is a tiny little hamlet in North Tamil Nadu. Being located in the Kosasthalaiyar Basin, several of the local residents have indulged themselves in agrarian practices. Water from the river is channeled through streams and canals and are finally stored in ponds of the area.

Agatheeswarar Temple Pond is a historic pond built to quench the thirst of the neighboring community. Children swim and play in the water, people would fish here, and it would also attract several birds, enhancing its overall beauty. All that began to fade away when more people had settled in the area.

Domestic waste was directly dumped into the pond, thereby polluting it. Improper maintenance led to the growth of invasive weeds, completely covering the pond. The pond was in a dire need of a resurrection.

With administrative support from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and funding support from the Rotary Club of Madhavaram & NADI, E.F.I took on the task of reviving the Agatheeswarar Temple Pond! Take a look to see all that happened during the restoration!

Check out what the local residents had to say about this restoration!

We thank all those who supported us and strengthened out efforts in restoring the Agatheeswarar Temple Pond!

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

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