We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
Recently I read an article shared by Pranay on “LOST LAKES OF BANGALORE“. This article has moved me. Real Estate has pushed demands at such a level that we never think twice before killing our own city ecosystem. No surprise that we face from water problem to scorching heat in city.
In Hyderabad, Hussain Sagar has lost half of its glory in the past decade. And whatsoever is left out, we are ruining it with dumping sewage and plastics. In place like Hyderabad, where rain is less and citizens mostly depend upon ground or underground water resources, Lakes are surely nothing but a life line.
But most of the builders see this water bodies as wastage of land resource where they can build big apartments and can make a lot of money. Municipal, which gives permission for such ‘development’, should understand that building, bus-stand or any man made structure could be build on any land – any where, but lakes cannot be built on any place. We cannot change the flow of rain water, structure of soil etc.
Lakes in any city maintain underground water level, work as temperature regulator that keeps city cool, create a healthy eco-system.I believe it is never too late than never. We still have time and we still can restore glory of all lakes.To do so, we need right awareness among people and right attitude to understand that we can survive in city only if lakes survive in city.
To my agony, when I googled about importance of lake for city, I found nothing. So I wrote this article with whatever little knowledge I had, but I will surely update and write more after I do proper research in this topic. Right now I would share the video about Lost Lakes of Bangalore (Click to see it).
If you have any more information about ‘importance of Lakes’ please comment. Also comment if you have any feedback/thoughts.