Bhopal's Upper Lake threatened by tourism
bhopal's Upper Lake is in danger. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (bmc) has accused the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (mpstdc) of polluting the lake, a protected site under the Ramsar treaty on wetlands. bmc says over 10 motorboats owned by mpstdc and another 100 paddleboats at the Bhopal boat club are affecting the lake, which supplies 40 per cent of the drinking water to the city.
"mpstdc is violating provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 which prohibits any activity causing pollution to a drinking water supply source,' says Manish Singh, bmc commissioner. mpstdc plans to continue developing the boat club, adding more infrastructure