Cleaning of Naini Lake begins in Nainital

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Nainital, Aug 14 (ANI): Authorities began clean-up operations at the Naini Lake here, which is getting polluted due to garbage and sewage water.

There are 62 sewage drains that open into the lake, and garbage strewn on the lakeside also flows in when it rains.

"In the rainy season, water comes from the pipe and drains above the hills and falls in the Nainital Lake. There are 62 drains. When it pours down, water comes down from it. People who live in the hilly area throw the garbage in the open and during the rains, this garbage, with the flow of rain water comes down, and falls into the lake," said Neeraj Joshi, Executive Officer of Muncipal Corporation of Nainital.

Everyday, garbage is collected in boats by workers and unloaded at the lakeside from where it is taken away.

The clean-up drive will continue throughout the rainy season.

"Cleaning of the lake is taken up everyday and we are using boats to clean it. Garbage from the lake is taken out everyday. Permanent workers are doing this cleaning work and besides them, we have hired extra 40 labourers also for cleaning the lake and to look after it," said Jagmohan, in-charge of the special cleaning drive.

The lake is famous for its natural beauty as it is set amid Himalayan peaks. It is also a favourite spot among tourists. By Vipul Goel (ANI)

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