Indore: Knowing the importance of World Wetlands Day, residents and government school students of Lasudiya Mori village cleaned the lake with an aim to spread awareness to conserve wetlands.
Indore Water Works Association, Dhara Aqua Foundation, Taru Leading Edge and Lake Conservation Committees of Lasudiya Mori and Talawali Chanda Lakes joined them in the action.
Mayank Srivastava of Dhara Aqua foundation explained people about the importance of the day.
“Wetlands are the areas that are filled with water, either seasonally or permanently. Wetlands are a natural buffer against disasters. It act as a natural protective buffer as well as it works as natural sponge, absorbing and storing excess rainfall and controlling flood situation. During dry season, they release the stored water, delaying the onset of droughts and reduce water shortages,” Srivastava said.
Water conservationist Deepa Dubey led the lake cleaning activity and organised the painting competition over lake conservation.
District-level lake conservation committee soon
Addressing the event, Dubey said that they are going to register a district-level lake conservation committee which will work for conservation of lakes across the city.
“The committee will be formed by including representatives of all local committees of lake conservation. This committee will raise issues of water conservation and lake conservation with Indore Municipal Corporation and district administration. The committee will be constituted in few weeks and will launch a water conservation campaign soon,” Dubey added.