The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has taken the initiative to revitalize the Bhosale-based Naik lake. The revival of Naik Lake has been suggested to the Nagpur Municipal Corporation by using the Phytorid method. Deputy Mayor Diparaj Pardikar presided over the Municipal Headquarters in a recently held meeting.
Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi, Architectural Committee Chairman Abhay Gotekar, Water Supply Committee Chairman Vijay Jhaleke, Satranjipura Zone President Abhiruchi Rajgir, corporator Yashishri Nandanavar, executive engineer Rajesh Ghostkar, health officer Dr. Sunil Kamble, Assistant Commissioner Prakash Varade, NEERI’s Senior Technical Officer Dr. Rita Dhapodkar, Mohammad Shafiq, officials of River Revival Project were present.
At this time, senior technical officer of NEERI, Rita Dhopodkar, gave detailed information about the project. At present the lake is polluted as sewage water is flowing into the Naik lake. A ‘phytorid’ treatment scheme will be set up to purify the water of the lake. Through this treatment project, three sewage lines will be added and processed and the water will be released back into the pond.
The treatment project will have a capacity of 1.8 MLD. In addition, the pond will be cleansed by NEERI. Florafts and Aerators technology will be used to keep pool water clean. The lake will be protected by fencing. As per the Arbitration Directive, the water quality will be maintained, informed the technical officer, Rita Dhapodkar.
In particular, there are two large turtles in the pond. Therefore, it is hoped that the lake will be revived. At this time Deputy Mayor Deepraj Pardikar said, Solar panel will also be used to give new life to the lake through this project. He also directed to implement the proposal immediately and appoint an agency to complete the beautification work.