On a mission to revive India’s wetlandsPopularly known as the Pondman, this Noida resident is reviving the country’s water reservoirs and ra...On a mission to revive India’s wetlands
Popularly known as the Pondman, this Noida resident is reviving the country’s water reservoirs and raising awareness in order to pave the way for a sustainable futureauthor_img
| Published : | 05th July 2022 05:20 PM
A lake revived by Ramveer TanwarA lake revived by Ramveer Tanwar and his team
There was a time when the wetland in Greater Noida’s Chauganpur Village would be abuzz with activity; those residing in its vicinity were often spotted there for a swim or to perform puja. As it gradually started drying up, the locals began using the area as a dumping ground. It was only after the sustained efforts of Greater Noida-resident Ramveer Tanwar in 2020 that the spot has now been restored to its original glory.
“Locals can be seen taking a stroll around the area now,” mentions the 30-year-old who is referred to as the Pondman and has revived more than 40 wetlands across the country till date. An engineer by education, Tanwar—he has also been praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts towards environmental protection—emphasises the importance of raising awareness along with revival. In this interview, the environmentalist sheds light on the significance of these water bodies and his journey of reviving wetlands in Delhi-NCR.