People in most
of the cities in India have looked after the urban wetlands
as it is their main source of water supply for drinking and
irrigation. These wetlands are either built by people or are
naturally found all over the country.
Near some rivers
are lakes in the catchment areas there were tanks constructed.
In these tanks rainwater would get collected in the monsoons.
There are tanks built by the Hoysalas that still exists. Earlier
cleaning the tanks were part of the rituals but gradually
people started destroying these wetlands.
Over the years
in the Hussain Sagar lake the pollution level has been going
up because of polluting industries around the lake. Throughout
the year the pollutants flow in the lake and only once in
a year it gets a chance to rejuvenate itself.
The tanks located around the city
meet Indore’s water needs. But gradually the tanks have
dried over the years.
Water needs of
the Bhopal city depends entirely on lakes as there are no
rivers. But due to dumping of sewages these lakes have become
polluted. Recently a scheme was introduced by the government
to prevent the flow of waste into the lakes.
live in harmony with the nature to survive and remain healthy.