Midland Hillocks of Pathanamthitta
The hillocks of Pathanamthitta are known for their plantations, evergreen and moist deciduous forests and rich biodiversity. The increasing number of charnockite quarries has completely altered the undulated terrain of the midlands and left large craters. Post extraction, these quarries are abandoned. The project aims to reclaim three quarries during and post exploitation to reconnect it with the plantation belt that it is located in, adjacent forest, fauna and people. Post reclamation, the site would become an oasis for endemic flora and fauna and hence becoming a crucial patch in the entire plantation belt. The site also has the potential to become a part of a larger system of reclaimed or abandoned quarries that will act as a network of forest habitats in the plantation belt.