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Springs as water sources in the Nilgiris: An economics perspective

Have we ever wondered how much it costs to tap water from natural sources like springs and wells? Well, if you say that the water we receive at our houses is for free of cost, then you may need to read further to know the number of works that take…

About Springs

Here’s a simplified understanding of Springs in the Nilgiris, particularly the upper areas. What are Springs? Springs are places in the soil or rock where groundwater emerges naturally. This could be a single point or a set of points close to each other. Springs that flow throughout the year are…

Map of springs inventory in the Coonoor region, The Nilgiris

Over the last two years, Keystone has been mapping locations of perennial springs along with some baseline data. This is a first attempt of its kind in the Nilgiris as far as we know. Certainly no map or list of springs in this landscape is readily available to the public….

Springs and wetlands in the Nilgiris

The Nilgiris is the source of important rivers like the Bhavani, Moyar, Chaliyar and Kabini. These rivers in turn are the lifeline of the communities that live on and near their banks. This year the monsoon has played truant and subsequently there is much less flow of water in the…