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Government identifies 20 lakes for restoration

Government identifies 20 lakes for restoration
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In a move to preserve and protect the local lakes of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the state government is all set to partner with local communities.

Chandanagar: In a move to preserve and protect the local lakes of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the state government is all set to partner with local communities. This is great news for the local lakeshore communities which include residents, fishermen and environmentally conscious folks. Also, public have been reading about 20 lakes of Hyderabad that have been identified for restoration and some funds also earmarked for that purpose.

Gangaram Lake Restoration Foundation (GLARE), a part of connected communities of Chandanagar, met Serilingampally MLA Arekapudi Gandhi on June 9 to discuss the proposals and seek his help for ensuring local community involvement in lake restoration activity. Gandhi assured full support and asked the communities to work with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to understand their plans. P V Rao president, Aparna Hillpark Federation, Srihari Reddy (Retired Bank Executive) and GLARE team met the top decision-making GHMC and civic authorities on June 25 and spoke at length about the plans for lake restoration.

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