Aiming at the holistic conservation and restoration of lakes and wetlands to enhance water quality and improve biodiversity, the cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.900 crore scheme for a new integrated

To protect lakes from encroachments and ensure their upkeep, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will rope in corporates and non-governmental organisations (NGO) by floating a n

Water ministry admits that there is poor maintenance of traditional water bodies resulting in reduced storage capacity and lower efficacy and is contemplating a new scheme on Repair, Renovation and Restoration of water bodies with more involvement of local panchayats, WUAs, RWAs, etc . Read this standing committee report presented to Lok Sabha recently

Discharge of untreated and partially treated industrial and municipal wastewater from towns constitute major source of pollution in rivers and lakes. CPCB is monitoring water quality of various river stretches in the country including, inter-alia, River Ganga and Yamuna.

Water Resources Department attempts to rejuvenate contaminated waterbody under National Lake Conservation Plan

To infuse life into polluted lakes around the city, the Water Resources Department (WRD) has recently submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Forests to restore these water bodies under the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP). The NLCP’s objective is to rejuvenate urban and semi-urban lakes that have been polluted by the release of sewage into them.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has been implementing a number of schemes for industrial as well as environmental pollution abatement under which financial assistance is provided to the State implementing agencies.

Glory of City’s largest lake far from being restored; Rs 1.91 crore goes down the drain

Despite spending Rs 1.91 crore, the rejuvenation of the Bellandur lake has been halted midway, states a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.
After the State government’s nod, the Bellandur lake, which is spread across 900 acres and is the largest in the City, was to get a facelift.

Sewerage is entering the 169 lakes dotting the city. Pollution of the lake waters has happened because of rapid urbanisation and lack of infrastructure. Additionally, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and the Water Board have failed to check the illegal connection of sewerage lines to storm water drains.

After lying orphaned for several years, with nobody knowing whose jurisdiction they came under, the lakes are now being taken care of by the Lake Protection Committee, chaired by the commissioner of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, with officials from the various civic departments and Ranga Reddy collectorates as members.

Following a complaint regarding illegal dumping of construction debris near Powai lake, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has directed the state environment department to take steps to tackle the problem.

On February 6, city-based NGO Plant and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) complained to the environment ministry about construction debris being illegally dumped near the small gate of Powai lake, close to the immersion ghat adjoining the IIT boundary wall

Two Delhi-based agencies have agreed to act as consultants to save nine