Hyderabad lakes not even fit for fisheries: Report

Hyderabad lakes not even fit for fisheries: Report
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Hyderabad: According to the latest quality data published by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB), none of the lakes in the city except for Himayathsagar lake and Shamirpet lake, are fit for the even propagation of wildlife and fisheries.

The lakes in Hyderabad are being mainly used for waste disposal, industrial cooling and irrigation, and their water quality standards is put under ‘E’ class as prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), says a Telangana Today report.

The lakes that come under this class include Hussain Sagar lake, Banjara lake, Langar Houz lake, Miralam Tank, Noor Mohd Kunta, Saroornagar lake, Hasmathpet lake, Fox Sagar lake, and Safilguda lake. Whereas Himayathsagar and Shamirpet lakes come under the ‘C’ class of water quality, that means they can be used as a source of drinking water after conventional treatment and disinfection.

If other parameters like the presence of faecal coliform (human and animal faecal material) are considered, it was not found at Himayathsagar lake, Shameerpet lake, Hasmathpet lake, Fox Sagar lake, and Safilguda lake; which is a good news. Whereas, there was found a significant amount of faecal coliform in waters of Hussain Sagar, Banjara lake, Langar Houz lake, Miralam Tank, Noor Mohd Kunta and Saroornagar lake.