AARDE Foundation undertakes various projects to holistically protect and conserve Pulicat Lagoon.
Our mission is getting achieved through various projects we handle. We systematically approach our action to conserve Pulicat Lagoon by maintaining a museum at Pazhaverkadu village, Pulicat, and organizing sensitizing programs.
Revival of Cotton Route
Coromandel Coast was the largest exporter of cotton till last 19th century. Archival records prove that more than 4500 ships visited Pulicat for two centuries. Europeans and Japanese came to India mainly for the cotton. Once flourishing trade which made farmers and weavers rich has vanished from our economy. This project is to revive of indigenous cotton to make economy and environment secure for future. click-here for info...
Renovation of Historical Building
The General Hospital building once was used as a Dutch Governor Office. This 1640s built building at Pulicat was left to ruin after it was damaged during Thane cyclone in 2010. We are trying to renovate this building in cooperation with TN-PWD and donors. More than 33 villages in and around Pulicat will benefit if this building is renovated and put to use as a hospital.
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AARDE has been involved in the research since 2009 onward. Currently, we are in the process of publishing our detailed research work on Pulicat. Looking for donors who could support us to publish.