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Kamuni chervu lakes of the hyderabad

Kamuni chervu lakes of the hyderabad
Highlights

Kamuni Cheruvu is located in Moosapet of Balanagar Mandal. It is listed with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority’s (HMDA) Lake Protection Committee. The lake was surveyed in 2013 and according to that report, the water spread area is about 46 acres, the full tank level (FTL) area is 47 acres and the bund length is 679 metres.

Kamuni Cheruvu is located in Moosapet of Balanagar Mandal. It is listed with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority’s (HMDA) Lake Protection Committee. The lake was surveyed in 2013 and according to that report, the water spread area is about 46 acres, the full tank level (FTL) area is 47 acres and the bund length is 679 metres.

The lake was once used for agriculture and allied activities and was the main source of drinking water. The lake was also famous for fishing activity in those days. The lake is 15 km away from the Secunderabad Railway Station and 25 km away from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

History

According to locals, the lake has been extant since the time of the Nizams. It was used to conserve water coming down from high altitude areas in the rainy seasons. The water was used for irrigation, cultivation and drinking water needs of the locals. The name of the lake is said to have been derived from Kama Dahanam, which is done a day before Holi. In those days people used to take bath in the lake after playing with colours.

Problems

The lake buffer zone, its bed and surroundings areas were encroached and illegal constructions have been rampant. The lake is polluted with sewage coming in from the nearby colonies and industrial effluents, in addition to the heavy dumping of garbage. The lake is unfenced. In 1997, the High Court gave a judgment stating that the tank bed area overlapping the Survey No.

80 of Moosapet village and Survey No 908 of Kukatpally village shall be reserved as tank bed and that no part of the said land shall be assigned to any one by of the District Collector. If any member of the association or society has kept any building material in any portion of the tank bed area, he is at the liberty to remove the same after informing the district collector in writing.

The collector in turn shall depute one of his local officers at the time of removal of such building material so as to prepare a panchanama. None of the ayacutdars shall make attempts to encroach upon any portion of the disputed land. Any encroachment either by ayacutdars or by anyone else shall be dealt with seriously by the authorities concerned.

By:Ch Saibaba

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