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Construction : Web Exclusive | November 2012 | Source : Construction Update

Gurgaon local body prepares restoration plan

Gurgaon municipal administration has prepared a restoration plan for some lakes and ponds in the city and is awaiting the approval of the central government for this.

KM Pandurang, additional deputy commissioner of Gurgaon said implementation of the project, which is contemplated under the extended rubric of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), may begin next month.

It is learnt that over 140 traditional lakes and ponds were destroyed by the urban, industrial, and civic development in the city.

The IWMP is not restricted to water body restoration work alone. Reforestation and construction of dams for better water management around the city will some of its other features. The overall estimated budget for is around Rs 20 crore.

Overall, around 25,000 hectare land is earmarked in Gurgaon which will be covered under this plan, Pandurang added.

The status reports of various water bodies and forest belts, which are in need of restoration, were prepared by the administration in coordination with other civic agencies.

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