Siruthuli – A Drop of Effort to Heal the World
Coimbatore, A beautiful city nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Its proximity to the mountains and abundant rainfall, along with a chain of lakes and tanks fed by the river Noyyal meant that it enjoyed being a water-surplus city.
But all that changed in the early 2000s.The lakes were drying up; the river had run down to a trickle; and groundwater was depleting fast. Things went from bad to worse in 2003 when the city faced a severe drought-like condition. And sadly, all this was man-made. Borewells, dumping, encroachments and more…
Fast forward to 2005.The river was back to life, a few lakes were brimming with water and ground water levels were getting back to normal.
What caused this turnaround? People! Yes, people like you and me. The ones who cared and wanted to see change.
All this was possible due to the birth of Siruthuli.
Siruthuli (n) – meaning a small drop.
A non-profit movement formed by a few socially conscious corporates. The idea was to motivate the people of the city to come together to save it. It envisioned creating a public movement to address the environmental issues facing the city, especially the water problem.
Over the past decade it has grown into a mass movement and continues to do exceptional work for the city’s well being.