The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to recycle the water of Lodhi Garden Lake under the Jal Shakti Abhiyaan.
A senior NDMC official said that the Rotary Club South Delhi chapter has provided water treatment plant and the bottom sludge will be converted into useful compost. "The Rotary Club had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NDMC for cleaning the water of the lake through treatment plant," he said, adding that the bio remediation of the lake water will be carried out through the natural microbial / enzymes so as to control the foul smell and the growth of harmful algae without affecting the aquatic life.
Outlining the details of the duck habitation in the garden, secretary of NDMC, Rashmi Singh informed that the Council has developed an enclosure of natural environment for the ducks, wherein a number of spices of ducks have been habituated.
Lodhi Garden a British-era public park has been emerged the green lungs of New Delhi having rich fauna and flora is spread of 90 acres of land."
On the occasion, NDMC Chairman Vijay Kumar Dev planted saplings of Rudraksh and Kalpvirksh trees on the occasion. While reviewing the water conservation plan of the lake, the Chairman has asked the officers concerned of the Council to ensure timely completion of the work and also instructed that a separate enclosure for stray dogs be maintained in a proper manner.
Expressing his pleasure over the maintenance and up keeping of the Lodhi Garden by the horticulture department of the Council, Dev said that it is really a very beautiful and well maintained garden, which is located in the heart of the capital city.