The village of Arittapatti has been designated as Tamil Nadu's first biodiversity heritage site.

The Aritapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site is the first of its kind in the region . The site also features a variety of megalithic structures, Tamil Brahmi inscriptions, Jain rock formations, and 2200-year-old rock-cut temples of historical importance .

Arittapatti (Tamil Nadu) India On November 25, the historic Anaikondan Lake and its environs 193.215 hectares of land in Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram villages in Tamil Nadus Madurai district were designated a Biodiversity Heritage Site in 2002 under the Biodiversity Act.The Aritapatti Biodiversity Heritage Site is the first of its kind in the region and spans a network of seven barren granite The distinctive landscape of rocky hills serves as a water body and supports 72 lakes, 200 natural spring ponds, and three check dams.Although Arittapatti is home to many species of birds and animals, the site also features a variety of megalithic structures, Tamil Brahmi inscriptions, Jain rock formations, and 2200-year-old rock-cut temples of historical importance.The Tamil Nadu government's chief minister, Environment, Climate Change and Forests, Supriya Sahu, said Arittapatti has come to be a historic site after the state government declared it as the first biodiversity heritage site under the Biodiversity Act of 2002.She also praised the Arittapatti community for passing a resolution claiming that this location has a long history as it has a 2,000-year history.

With the support of this district administration, we will continue to develop this place.Ravi, a local and social activist, said he wanted to thank the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for designating Arittapatti village as the first biodiversity village.In this village, there are 275 species of birds.We have been trying to declare Aritapatti village as Biodiversity Village for 11 years, and today the village has been declared Biodiversity Village by the Chief Minister, and we are very proud of it.The village has seven hills and 70 lakes and ponds.

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