Sreeman Narayanan, an environmental crusader and writer, has distributed 10,000 earthen pots, worth Rs 6 lakh, for free to keep the birds hydrated this summer.
As it is the time when Summer is here! And we know that the temperature in most parts of the country, we humans somehow manage to beat the heat (a roof above our head), as well as clean drinking water. But, imagine what is like it
Looking at the situation, 70-year-old Sreeman Narayanan, a resident of Muppathadam in Ernakulam, Kerala, is now on a mission to save birds this summer. An environmental crusader and a writer, Narayanan has distributed 10,000 animals to live in the neighborhood so that they can fill it with water and help the birds stay hydrated. The project, titled ‘Jeeva jalathinu oru maanpathram’ (a soil pot for life-saving water), was initially started in 2018. After seeing success, Narayanan decided to continue the project this summer too.
The project has also received an award and support from the Kochi Municipal Corporation. He said, With summer worsening, most water sources for birds have dried up Not only humans, but animals too get affected due to the increase in temperature and suffer from dehydration.
From this single mud pot, at least 100 birds can drink water. Narayanan says he has spent around Rs 6 lakh from his personal savings to source the pots, and plans to distribute another 12,000 to 15,000 pots this year alone. Speaking about the noble initiative, he said,
I have completed my responsibilities as a father They are living in a peaceful life now And I do not want to save So, I make use of the income that I get from the lottery business and the small restaurant I run in the village. Apart from this, Narayanan had earlier distributed 50,000 fruit tree saplings worth Rs. 15 lakhs in their district for free.
When asked about his plantation drive, he told Efforts For Good, In Muppathadam, I had personally supervised the planting of over 10,000 mango and jackfruit trees in house compounds. I took my team of three and visited every family, convincing them to grow a fruit tree in their courtyard.