Plans Drawn To Revive Rewalsar Lake

Mandi: Having suffered an ecological disaster about three months ago that killed about 50 tones of fish in the sacred Rewalsar Lake, the district administration has planned to bring back the lake to life by sourcing clean water from nearby mountains. The local body and volunteers are to help out in plantation of different types of sapling and to clean the lake and its surroundings.

Dr Sanjeev Dhiman, the sub divisional magistrate of recently inspected the lake campus and held a meeting with representatives of Rewalsar Nagar Panchayat and DAG, a volunteer group. Clean stream water during the rainy season would be collected to fill the lake. The mountain flow water, rich in oxygen, would prove healthy the fish in the lake, he said.


The administration has also planned a tree plantation drive around the lake.

The fish in the lake, three months ago, are said to have died because of pollution in the lake. The colour of the water changed and all the fish (about 50 tons) died. As the lake is considered holy by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, nobody eats the fish from the lake. In fact pilgrims do feed them.

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