The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has received a boost in its effort to preserve/conserve water tanks, lakes and reservoirs for keeping the environment clean and pollution free. The Maharashtra Government had launched State Lakes Preservation/Conservation Scheme in 2006-07 on the initiative of the Environment Ministry.
The NMC has been sanctioned Rs 3,33,79,992 for preserving/conserving Pandharabodi Tank situated in the NMC limits through the Scheme. Out of this amount, the Maharashtra Government will make available Rs 2,33,65,994 (70 percent) and has issued orders to pay the first installment of Rs 1 crore to NMC Commissioner for the purpose.
The Nagpur city boasts of many big and small lakes, tanks and reservoirs and other water sources. However, majority of them have been polluted with stinking garbage, waste material posing hazards to the natural environment and health problems to the citizens. The Pandharabodi Tank would now be preserved/conserved by the NMC with the help of the amount sanctioned.