Udaipur Lakes in Urgent Need of Cleaning

Udaipur Lakes in Urgent Need of Cleaning

Kumhariya Lake and Rang Sagar Lake facing pollution problem

Rang Sagar Lake Water Polluted

Two vital water bodies in the city, Kumhariya Lake and Rang Sagar Lake, serving the water needs of over 1.25 lakh residents, have been reported to be heavily polluted. Despite their  importance, the municipal corporation has seemingly neglected their cleanliness, prompting widespread concern among locals.

Adding to the controversy, discussions have surfaced regarding the potential relocation of a recently acquired dividing machine, meant for lake cleaning, to Pushkar Lake in Ajmer. This decision has sparked outrage among enthusiasts and environmentalists, who argue that the machine is urgently needed for the cleanup of Kumhariya and Rang Sagar Lakes. Former member of the Lake Development Authority, Tej Shankar Paliwal, emphasized the dire need for prioritizing these local water bodies.

Furthermore, the deteriorating condition of Pichola Lake has also come to light, with a significant portion affected by aquatic pollution, including the western section. The prospect of diverting resources to clean Pushkar Lake has raised concerns about neglecting the pressing issues closer to home.

Responding to queries, Satyanarayan Sharma, the Health Officer of Udaipur Municipal Corporation, clarified that no official orders have been issued yet regarding the relocation of the diving machine to Ajmer. Sharma highlighted previous instances where the machine was deployed to clean Sagwara, Ajmer, Fateh Sagar, and Udaisagar lakes. Notably, a fee of Rs. 10,000 is levied daily for its usage, with the machine being dispatched to other cities as per requirements. 

Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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