State to come up with action plan for storm water drains, says KTR
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said encroachment on water bodies is a serious issue and this needs attention of the authorities at the state leve
The bench also directed the government to submit a detailed report regarding the status of lakes, encroachments and other issues by December 10.
CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has tasked teams with examining every tank and lake in Hyderabad, identifying those that may breach and also alerting people in low-lying areas.
"Despite issuing several directions to the government authorities on the protection of water bodies, there is hardly any implementation," the court observed
A reply to the RTI applications filed by the NGO has found that a portion of the lake bed had been reclassified by the CMDA in March to facilitate the construction.
In addition, places which lack facilities to treat municipal, community and household wastes are also vulnerable to AMR.