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Hyderabad: Drinking water lake becomes dump yard

Hyderabad: Drinking water lake becomes dump yard

Hyderabad: Necknampur lake in Hyderabad with a history of 400 years has become completely polluted and a dumping site, whose water was a drinking source 15 years back.

Located near the historical Golconda Fort, the lake which was once a place for the picnic emits foul odour in the nearby colonies of 2000 people. The state government under a Mission Kakatiya has taken responsibility of restoring lakes across the state, but Necknampur lake is not listed in their scheme, as per DC.

The pollution in the lake, filled with industrial waste and sewage, leading to increase in the number of mosquitoes and pollution of groundwater in surrounding areas.

Prakash Goud, a local MLA and MP Konda Visweswar Reddy along with GHMC and other officials visited the lake recently.

They have directed the officials to take steps for the protection of the lake from pollution. Accordingly, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) managing director Dana Kishore has written to the state government on this issue.

In the letter, Dana Kishore suggested the diversion of sewage away from the lake and also the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) facility for treatment and disposal of sewage so to prevent pollution. The tentative cost will be around 8.84crore for the construction of the treatment plant.