Hi Sushma I came across your post. I was quite intrigued by your thread. Even I miss sparrows. Similiar initiatives have taken place in other parts of India too. Some one has already contributed on the initiative of the BNHS, (Bombay Natural History Society). I was recently in Hyderabad. I learnt that a similar programme has already been launched by the Nature Forever Society for several years now. At the ground level, the common man can help by setting up bird boxes and using manure in their gardens.