29 September, 2017

A dead river revived to life in Kerala, India #WATWB

We humans are advancing in every field and inventing new technologies to make our lives easier and comfortable. But, we are polluting our mother nature to a great extent in the process which might impact us very badly in future. When I read this news about reviving a 'dead river', I felt, hopeful about the world we are living in.

In kerala, at Budhanoor panchayat, Kuttemperoor river almost vanished due to illegal sand mining and severe pollution. But, 700 people worked for 70 days to clean the river and fortunately, water level increased slowly bringing life to the river. Now, people in the village are using the river water for bathing and washing. Read more details from the article here.

Sharing this news for We are the World blogfest. We are the world blogfest seeks to promote positive news or any news to promote love, brotherhood and positive spirit.

Until next time,






12 comments:

Peter Nena said...

Reviving a dead river! That is so wonderful. Industrialisation turned humans against earth. Now we have to deal with pollution and environmental degradation among other evils. Sand-mining has seen rivers drying up here in Kenya as well.
Thank you sharing this story. I am co-hosting this month.
My link is: https://drkillpatient01.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/watwb-mother-to-100000-children/

Susan Scott said...

This is pretty powerful! 70 people in 70 days reviving a dead river. Thank you for sharing this inspiring story!

SHANAYA TALES said...

Oh that was an interesting read, how so many people worked to revive a river. Gives us hope that all is not lost.

Emily Bloomquist said...

What an incredible project! Well done by these communities to come together for their common benefit. It is amazing that they were able to bring the river back. Congratulations to those with the foresight and determination to obtain agreement from all on the project and to see it completed. Thank you Mahathi for sharing this wonderful story.

Lynn Hallbrooks said...

I think this is wonderful and agree it does give hope for the future. Thanks for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB

Deborah Weber said...

What an inspiring story with such an incredible result. A group of committed people with a plan can make life-changing differences and this is truly proof. Thanks for sharing!

shalz75 said...

Heartening to read about citizens efforts everywhere in the world to do their bit and more for the environment while the governments twiddle their thumbs!!!

Lynda Dietz said...

Wow! I can't even begin to imagine what a daunting task that was. Layer by layer, removing everything that should not have been there . . . I'll bet it's beautiful now for everyone who knows what it was at its worst. What a great story to share.

Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! What an amazing thing to do!! More power to these people and thanks for sharing such an inspiring story, Mahathi!

D Biswas said...

People power. This is such a wonderful initiative!

Damyanti

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mahathi - what a wonderful post - fascinating to read that the river has come back to life and the people are able to enjoy its pleasure now ... just shows us what can be done by dedicated peoples - cheers Hilary

Corinne Rodrigues said...

What a great story. There's no limit to what we can do if we have good intentions, clarity of purpose and commitment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Feel free to give feedback :)