BHOPAL LAKE RESTORATION Project Undertaken By Dainik Bhaskar Group
Lake That was...Glorious past Bhopal Lake
Historical Figures and Facts • Constructed by Raja Bhoj in 11th Century • Size : 31 – Sq. kms. • Water Capacity : Source of drinking water to nearly half of the Bhopal population.
Status - Cause of Concern • Receding shores • Unprecedented Deterioration • Depletion of Water resources • Shrinking shores : Shrunk appreciably this year the upper lake from its 30-odd sq. kms to around 8 sq. kms.
Why? • Increasing population • Climate changes • Deforestation • Encroachment • Shortage in rainfall • Pollution • Failure of successive Government policies and programmes
Challenges & Threats • Drinking water supply affected • Threat to Ecological balance • Irrigation affected
Work Ahead-Save Bhopal Lakes • Digging & Deepening • Desilting • Aforestation • Sewage treatment
Wake up Call The deteriorating condition of lake is a wake up call for those who care and have concern about Bhopal and its lakes to come forward and contribute their bit to save this lifeline of Bhopal. D B Group has come forward to this wake up call and has started contributing in this noble cause.
Our Contribution:DB Group has startedfollowing activities: • Mechanized Digging • Monetary & Material Contribution • Awareness among masses • Mobilisation of resources • Shramdhan ( Voluntary Labour )
We Care The scope of work undertaken by DB Group Desilting 3,00,000 cubic meters to create water holding capacity of 10 Cr ltrs • Project Cost : Rs. 5 crores • Equipment put into action : Pock lain : 2 JCB : 2 Dumpers : 24 • Project period : 7 months
Call for Cooperation-we solicit partnership DB Corp has committed a contribution of Rs. 1.5 Crores Partnership is solicited in this noble cause by way of : • Machinery & Equipment • Cash Donations • Material Donation like Diesel • Voluntary Labour (Shramdhan)