‘Live the Lakes’ is a need of the hour initiative taken up by the not for profit society ‘Society for Advancement of Human Endeavour’ (SAHE) which was formed with the intent of doing social impact activities across the city of Hyderabad. It also organizes the highly appreciated TEDx events, impacting positivity in the lives of the citizens
In association with the Government of Telangana, GHMC and Pernod Ricard India Charitable Foundation, SAHE has structured the first ever Lake Protection Committee that includes the Government, Citizens and Corporates working together for the common cause. The results have been truly encouraging!
The city of Hyderabad has been home to 800 lakes. Most of them have disappeared, leaving only 185 lakes alive as on today. These lakes are not in a good condition. The Kudikunta Lake has a population of about 25,000 and lot of waste used to be dumped and sewage released into the lake. All of which has been stopped now due to the restoration activities taken up by SAHE. Frothing of the lake acted as the point of action and motivation to restore it. The major solutions are drafted below:
|Excess sewage dump||1. In collaboration with communities and civic bodies, the sewage treatment and segregation
2. Working with researchers to get cheaper methods of awareness started with clean-ups
|Improved quality of the water|
|Mosquito breeding causing dengue in the citizens nearby||1. Spreading awareness in the community
2. Oxidation of the water using bio-enzymes works at 2 levels
|Removal of the stench from the water, thus reducing the air pollution, and does not let the mosquitoes breed|
|Deteriorating quality of water||A paddle aerator with 1.5 HP motor installed on a floating island will aerate the water with oxygen||Improved quality of the water for the aquatic life – more fishes, more birds, and no stench!|
|Compromising appeal & quality||Using coir pitching instead of concrete for making bund edges, trash booms and bamboo board pathways||Improved lake surroundings & overall life|
If we come together as communities to prevent lakes turning into public hazards. Keeping the lake periphery clean with reduction in plastic usage with right disposal of waste & support from the government, we can thrive to restore what is left of the lakes.
Contact Person – Kalpana Ramesh
Mobile – +91 9885285382
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