Community Development

WASH Bio Diversity Enhancement Indian Snakebite Initiative


River Conservation

Ente Manimalayar – Manimala River Conservation Project

A community initiative led by Ente Manimalayar (My Manimala River) Peoples’ Fraternity for the restoration of watershed, rejuvenating agriculture, promoting responsible tourism, etc.

• > 100km rivulets restored

• 5 Peoples Fraternity group actively working

• Community Sewage Treatment plant at Mundakayam (initiated)

Chalakudy River Conservation Project

As a novel community initiative a Participatory Conservation Project for the river was implemented in three phases covering a period of three years (2016- 2019).

• During the first year river bank schools were selected for preparing biodiversity register by biodiversity survey, exploring river and riparian biodiversity; cleaning drive; planting of bamboos and releasing fingerlings of native fish species; and also awareness programmes (street plays, river walks, rallies, etc.) my river my life – get list of schools.

• During the second year awareness programmes for community groups; river bank protection activities like planting of trees, cleaning drive; rain water harvesting pits; and waste management provisions in households in order to curb pollution of river like compost pit and soak pit in 50 houses.

• During the third year, extended its activities to the watershed area of the river and restored one rivulet of the river (Thalikathodu) which is a tributary of the Chalakudypuzha and also a seminar on post-flood ecological scenario in Kerala with respect to Chalakudy River was conducted.