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Shallow lakes

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Shallow lakes

  1. 1.  Thane city historically for the existence of the several shallow lakes  Thane municipal corporation(TMC) has taken tremendous effort to revive the natural resources
  2. 2.  The location of thane city and its infrastructural facilities have made it most advanced district.  2000mm rainfall  River n manmade water bodies
  3. 3.  Due to urbanization, d evelopment has slowly convert these water bodies into mere water tanks
  4. 4.  Geographical location  City of lakes  35 lakes covering an estimated area of 6,70,000 sq.ft
  5. 5.  Lakes suffer gross neglect  Carrying capacity decline
  6. 6.  Emerging concept of public participation and partnership in the effort towards conservation and restoration of lakes in Thane
  7. 7.  In 1998 TMC undertook the cleaning bioremediation of Kacharali Lake.  Bioremediation lies in restoration of ecological balance between microphytes, macrophytes, algae and micro organisms
  8. 8. Function of bioproduct  Biodegradation of organic waste  Eliminate scum and algae  Eliminate fuel odour  Improve water quality
  9. 9.  Partnership of educational institute, technology provider, NGOs.  Bioremediation of 10 more lakes
  10. 10.  Major pollution cause  17 lakes and 8 creek  Idols contain gypsum, calcium, sulphur, phosphorus and magnesium
  11. 11.  Color contain toxic compounds  TMC made artificial pond near lakes
  12. 12.  Resotre these lakes w.r.t their catchment and watershed  GIS made for analysis and information envisioning  Beautification of the lake surrounding
  13. 13.  Mobilization of funds on the part of corporation by taking the approval from general body of corporation  Corporation initiated partnership with private sector
  14. 14.  Advertisement in news paper, TV/radio, stickers having slogans for lake conservation
  15. 15.  Improvement of ,managerial, administrative and technical capability of staff  Legal procedures  Policy initiative undertaken
  16. 16.  Environment awareness in the society  Dissemination of latest technological trends in local educational institutions  Socio-cultural benefits
  17. 17.  Phase 1: ecological restoration of lakes  Phase 2: beautification of lakes  Phase 3: provision of lake amenities
  18. 18.  Local partnership  There must be incentives for participation and a stable set of rules of the program

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