Kuddle Life Foundation

Promotes coastal livelihoods, safeguarding marine biodiversity, and advocating for eco-friendly policies to ensure oceanic health for future generations

  • 80G
  • 12A
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  • Headquarters

    Pondicherry, Puducherry

  • Since


The Kuddle Life Foundation, established in 2020, aims to make a positive impact on coastal communities and marine environments. Its founders, who hail Read more from Pondicherry, have witnessed changes in the local landscape over time. Despite Pondicherry's popularity as a tourist destination, the foundation acknowledges that this hasn't always benefited the local population. Its mission is to improve coastal livelihoods, protect marine biodiversity, and advocate for eco-friendly policies to ensure the health of the oceans for future generations. The foundation envisions a future where thriving oceans and sustainable coastal communities coexist harmoniously. It upholds values of sustainability, community empowerment, and integrity in its efforts towards marine conservation and coastal development.

Demographies Served


  • Artificial reefs for livelihood enhancement

    Artificial reefs are man-made structures placed in the ocean to simulate a natural reef. These multifunctional structures are employed worldwide to conserve, replenish, improve, or focus marine resources. Recreational possibilities and research and education are possible further uses. The reef develops into a thriving, biodiversity-rich environment that supports the local economy by providing a steady supply of fish that are valued for commercial purposes.

  • Experiential Field Trips & Learning Programs

    We at Kuddle Life Foundation advocate the value of hands-on education. Our painstakingly planned field trips provide a singular opportunity to delve into the fields of marine biology, environmental preservation, and local populations' livelihoods as fishermen. Engage with the various ecosystems, cultures, and difficulties that influence the development of our coastal landscapes as you embark on a voyage of discovery.

    Focus areas are:

    Fisherfolk Livelihood
    Marine & Coastal Fauna

Leadership Team

  • Punit Dhandhania

    Managing Trustee & Director

  • Hansa Dhandhania

    Trustee, Research Diver & General Manager

  • Dr. H. Mohamad Kasim

    Formerly with CMFRI & Pioneer of Artificial Reef Programs in India

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  • 12A


  • 80G


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  • Headquarters

    29 Montorsier Street, Pondicherry, 605001


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