Mysuru, May 8:- Staff of forest department visited Lingabudi Lake in the city on Wednesday after District In-charge Minister GT Devegowda wrote a letter to the DCF on developing the lake.
The lake has completely dried up due to paucity of rain. Hundred species of animals and birds are struggling due to unavailability of water. The minister has instructed the officials of the forest department to maintain balance in the surrounding areas and increase the groundwater level of the lake.
“The lake was full with water for several years. After the outlets of the lake were diverted last year, the lake has dried up. This problem has to be solved immediately. Making use of this opportunity, the silt deposited in the lake has to be removed so that enough water can be stored in the lake. It can also be developed as a tourist attraction,” the minister has advised.
DCF Prashanth Kumar who visited the lake said that he would discuss with district administration regarding the removal of silt and other development works and will implement the same. (MR/KS).