Unkal Lake, one of the important tourist spots in Hubballi City is in bad news again. Water Hyacinth, the unnecessary weed has covered the majority portion of the Unkal Lake (almost 30 to 40% of the Lake). Have a look at the condition of the Lake now.
We have raised the issue of Water Hyacinth menace at Unkal Lake in the Public Grievance Portal (PG Portal). And we are expecting positive action from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Reply from MoHUA will be shared on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. The abstract of the grievance is given below.
Recently, Hubballi Dharwad Smart City Limited (HDSCL) had undertaken the task of Cleaning and Rejuvenating the Lake. HDSCL had managed to clean the lake completely removing the hyacinth covered on the lake.
HDSCL had installed aerators in the lake to increase the amount of Dissolved Oxygen in the water body. HDSCL officers had said that the Aerators will prevent the stagnation of water which would hamper the growth of unnecessary weeds. They had also claimed that the Drainage water has been completely stopped from entering the lake.
HDMC and HDSCL need to chalk out a Permanent Plan to contain the growth of Hyacinth at Unkal Lake. The Lake has not been opened to the public yet (except for morning walkers). Hope by the time it is open to the public, the hyacinth menace will be cleared by relevant authorities. Hubballi citizens would love to see Unkal Lake restored to its glory.