Ananthapuram Anil Kumar, a social activist from Ananthapuram, Andhra Pradesh, has made headlines for his unique initiative to bring back sparrows to the town. Through his project, Home for Birds, Anil Kumar and his team have successfully installed over 68,000 man-made nests in the town, made of natural coir sourced from rural women in Alleppey and Kanyakumari.
The project, which began 16 months ago, has already yielded great results in welcoming back the urban sparrows to Ananthapuram. Thanks to Anil Kumar’s tireless efforts, more than 150,000 sparrows have been added to the town through the project.
Anil Kumar distributes nests free of cost every day from his house in the morning, ensuring that anyone who wants to contribute to the cause can do so easily. His hard work and dedication have earned him a place in the Harvard World Records for Ananthapuram being the only town in the world to have more than 58,000 man-made nests made of natural coir.
Speaking about his project, Anil Kumar said, “I have always been passionate about birds, and I noticed that the sparrows were disappearing from our town. I wanted to do something to bring them back, and that’s how the Home for Birds project was born. We started small, but now we have hundreds of people contributing to the cause. I’m happy to see the results of our efforts, and I hope that more people will join us in our mission to create a better world for birds.”
Anil Kumar’s project has not only helped bring back the sparrows to Ananthapuram but has also created job opportunities for rural women who are involved in making the nests. The project has also inspired many others in the town to take up similar initiatives and create a more sustainable environment for the birds.
His new project water for birds which was started 6 months back to quench the thirst of birds in the town has already finished distributing more than 10000 water bowls made of clay so that people can provide water for the birds
Ananthapuram Anil Kumar’s efforts have truly made a difference in the town, and his dedication and hard work serve as an inspiration for others to follow. With initiatives like the Home for Birds project, we can all contribute to creating a more sustainable world for the birds and other animals that share our planet.
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