Delhi government to revive Naini lake

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New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The city government has decided to revive Naini lake in Model Town locality of north Delhi.

Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra discussed with North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) mayor Ravindra Gupta the issue of revival of the lake.

“The lake will be conserved for boating and other sporting activities,” a Delhi government statement said.

The government will take measures to improve bio-diversity of the pond.

“Renowned environmentalist Professor C.R. Babu’s plan will ensure that rejuvenation of the lake is effective and done without any engineering reinforcement or harm to the natural bio-diversity of the lake,” the statement said.

The NDMC would grant licence for boating and other activities on revenue-sharing model of 12.5 percent with the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation.

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