Social fencing for lakes

On the face of it, the following news report published in The Hindu here does not indicate anything new. Government officials have been talking about fencing lakes and creating walkways for a long time.

The Telangana Irrigation Minister T acheter viagra pfizer a la pilule. Harish Rao, directed the officials to take steps for early completion of Full Tank Levels (FTLs) survey for water bodies in the HMDA jurisdiction and set up contour fencing for them.

Mr. Rao held a meeting on steps to protect water bodies in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts on Saturday and suggested developing green belt along the outer zone of the FTLs and set up walking tracks and hand over to local walkers associations thereby creating social fencing for these lakes and kuntas, a press release said.

But it is interesting because it is the Irrigation Minister directing the HMDA (Or may be not). Will this shift the relationship between the rural and urban from what it had been all along – supplicant -master ?

On the other hand, the issue of FTL has been a highly contentious one ever since the FTL demarcation process began. Here is a report dated May 20, 2013 on how two different maps of FTL led to conflict in Malaka Cheruvu in Darga Nav Khalsa area. The report indicates that the same is the case in several other lakes. For example it says:

A couple of weeks ago, the residents of Maisamma Chervu attacked GHMC, revenue and police officials with stones and sticks when they tried to demolish houses in the FTL area and fence the lake. The residents alleged that they had been residing in the area for the past three decades and their houses were outside the FTL area.

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