‘Lake being drained for idol installation’


HYDERABAD
In the wake of pumping water out of the Durgam Cheruvu, members of Save Our Urban Lakes (SOUL) have written a letter to the HMDA metropolitan commissioner and GHMC commissioner complaining that the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is violating government’s policies by giving permission for large-scale extraction of water from the lake.

Jasveen Jairath, a member of SOUL, said water is being extracted to expose the land upstream so that a huge Ganesh idol, can be erected there. The APTDC gave its nod for installation of the idol on the lake bed without permission from the irrigation department.

Full report here New Indian Express

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