Thamirabarani River

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    Context

    • District administration of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu along with Bengaluru-based non-profit ATREE are using a ‘hyper local’ approach to restore one of south Asia’s oldest rivers, the Thamirabarani.

    About

    • The Thamirabarani or Tamraparni or Porunai is a perennial river that originates from the Agastyarkoodam peak of Pothigai hills of the Western Ghats.
    • It flows through Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts of the Tamil Nadu state of southern India into the Gulf of Mannar.
    •  It was called the Tamraparni River in the pre-classical period, a name it lent to the island of Sri Lanka.

    Source: DTE