To preserve and protect lakes, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) Lake Protection Committee has come with a unique scheme, ‘Adopt a Lake.’ With an objective of involving all stakeholders like individuals/corporates/institutions in lake protection, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for lake adoption would be finalised by the Lake Protection Committee soon. Interested individuals/corporates/institutions have to maintain constant vigil by employing suitable watch and ward team to monitor the encroachments, debris dumping, constructions or tampering of ‘full tank level’(FTL) boundaries. They also have to maintain vigil at all inlets and outlets to keep the lake pollution free.
The interested parties have to submit a detailed proposal to HMDA’s Lake Protection Committee on how the lake could be maintained and upgraded to make it environment-friendly with proper bio-diversity. The HMDA would soon invite Expression Of Interest (EOI) from the different stakeholders to finalise the terms and conditions. of the draft MoU.