With plenty to offer from its hand, Coimbatore has been etched in the people’s hearts as a place of tranquility owing to its picturesque landscapes and welcoming people. Blessed with hills, forests, rivers, lakes and ponds, the city has got it all.
Over the years, this seemed to have attracted a large crowd, making the city grow and modernize at a pace that is quite unimaginable. Unfortunately in the process however, the environment was neglected. Ponds had become cesspools, and forests had become barren lands.
In an effort to increase the green spaces of Coimbatore, E.F.I along with the District Administration has taken on the task of establishing 25 urban forests in the city! Having worked in the past by setting up four such forests, the organisation was backed by the support of the community to launch this ambitious project.
The list of afforestation sites taken up under this project:
- Arumuga Nagar West
- Bharati Nagar Park
- CS Nagar
- Indira Nagar, Singanallur
- Palanisamy Colony, Kalapatti
- Sowbagya Nagar, Kalapatti
- JS Nagar, Kalapatti
- Kannabiran Nagar, Kavundamapalam
- Kavundamapalam Housing Unit – 5 locations
- Kumaran Nagar
- Model Nagar, Saravanampatti
- Muthukumar Nagar
- Nethaji Nagar, Ramanadhapuram
- Reliance Garden, Singanallur
- Sriram Colony
- TNHB Park
- Veerapadevar Colony
- VOC Park, Upilipalayam
- Jaimaruthy Nagar, Ganapathy
The project was inaugurated on the 15th of August, marking the 75th year of Independence. Local government authorities and members of the community joined us for the grand event across all sites.
Here’s a glimpse of the work that is now in progress at all locations –
Check out how the local community joined us to strengthen our efforts!
E.F.I thanks the Government, the local authorities and the people for supporting this effort. Do stay tuned for more updates!