Hyderabad: Hussain Sagar case in 85/2015 came up for final hearing at National Green Tribunal, Delhi. We attended the case at Chennai thru video conferencing.
But, Main Bench at New Delhi disconnected the video conferencing at 3 pm with the announcement that the case would be heard in August 2019.
30 June 2019: Hussain Sagar was surveyed by Socialist party(India), Save Our Urban Lakes and Hum-Hyderabadi on 30 June 2019. few critical pics and points being raised as a panic call.
A. TOXIC FROTH AND GASES IN OUTFLOW AND INFLOW CHANNELS OF HUSSAIN SAGAR
Toxic froth is spread across the inflow channels and outflow channels of Hussain Sagar. Densest foams are right at the door of the GHMC Head Office from where flows the second outflow channel.
ABOVE: OUTFLOW CHANNEL AT GHMC HEAD OFFICE
BELOW: INFLOW CHANNEL AT KUKATPALLY INFLOW FEEDER CHANNEL
B. WATER LEVEL IS 513.34 MTRS, 0.07MTRS BELOW 513.41 MTRS FTL OF HUSSAIN SAGAR YET HUGE OUTFLOWS OF WATER FROM THE LAKE
Due to huge waste dumps, landfills inside the lake and at the inflow channels of the lake and due to lowering of the weir, not to mention the huge quantum of toxic silt inside the lake, the holding capacity has been severely compromised.
C. HUGE CONSTRUCTIONS WERE OBSERVED RIGHT INSIDE THE HUSSAIN SAGAR ADDING UP TO ALL ITS EXISTING ENCROACHMENTS THAT SAW THE MAGNIFICIENT LAKE RESTRICTED AND CONFINED TO MERE 450 HECTARES(GHMC FIGURES TO NGT)
Dear GHMC; HMDA; lake protection committee; WALTA authorities; superintendent engineer, Hyderabad lakes; Hyderabad collector; tahsildar khairatabad mandal; MAUD secretary; pollution control board; Hyderabad water board; and all the multi-governance on the historic heritage water body Hussain Sagar,
I beg of you to answer us Hyderabadis why the situation from 2014 to 2019 has gone worser with the Hussain Sagar; Who of you would promise us that indeed you would turn the lake better, using sense and science?
You used more than 360 crs under JICA and continue to use imported funds and imported machinery for Hussain Sagar yet you are killing the lake and sickening us with the status of this lake;
But alas, we know the answer;
You, the government of Telangana, and the administration in charge of this lake, did not implement law, did not uphold your constitutional duty towards protection of this lake, did not do application of mind, did dereliction of duty, did omissions and commissions, not in good faith; hence, this the sickening pollutant pool in the middle of our beloved city of lakes;
yet, we have no choice but to urge you to give us your action plan for war-footing restoration of Hussain Sagar which implies the restoration of the 287sq kms of the catchment of the Hussain Sagar.
as a first on top priority place the FTL boundary map or maximum water spread of Hussain Sagar duly marking all encroachments on the website of GHMC-HMDA for public scrutiny.
we are with you and most willing to coordinate with you in this public cause.
We, i.e., All Of Us Who Use Water
Dr. Lubna Sarwath,
Telangana State General Secretary & Spokes Person, Socialist Party (India)
Contested candidate for Karwan MLA, Telangana Assembly December 2018
Contested candidate for Hyderabad MP, Parliament of India April 2014,
Thus Stands the Socialist Party
Upholding brotherhood and equality