Nilgiris river after major conservation efforts by the forest department has been revived. The district administration in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has been able to give a fresh lease of life to the Sigur river which is one of the oldest rivers in this region.

 

As a result of this water from Sandinullah dam has started glowing into Sigur river from February 16 this year. 

 

Wildlife conservationist and advocate M Santhanaraman played a key role in the conversation effort. According to a Times of India report, Collector P Shankar took a walk along the river on March 19. 

 

The district administration is planning to regulate drawing of water from this river by people around the area as the water is also crucial for the wildlife around this region. Apart from this, a number of check dams will also be revived, and also percolation ponds will be created, the collector stated.

 

For the maintenance of rivers is this region that flows through the forest various agencies will have to work in coordination, the TOI quoted Principal chief conservator of forests N Krishnakumar as saying. Water for wildlife will also reduce man-animal conflict to some extent, he added.