Support pours in for Eco-Pro hunger strike for Ramala Lake | Nagpur News – Times of IndiaFebruary 24, 2021
Chandrapur: Support continues to pour in for Eco-Pro Organization as the indefinite hunger strike being staged for conservation of historic Ramala Lake entered the second day on Tuesday. Over a dozen social, education and environmental organizations have pledged support to the agitation during the two days.
The agitators staged symbolic agitation to drain the polluted water from the lake. Local people and activists of Eco-Pro joined hands to throw the lake water away with the help of buckets. The agitators toiled for hours as a gesture of their commitment to save the 550-year-old lake.
Eco-Pro president Bandu Dhotre claimed presently whatever water is accumulated in the lake has came from the sewage washed through Macchi nullah and the drainage from Jalnagar habitation.
“Entire water in the lake is polluted and non-potable. Even the water in wells and borewells in the surrounding area smells foul. The water body lacks necessary soluble oxygen leading to death of fishes. There is a dire need to analyse what hazardous effect the polluted water is having of the flora and fauna in the lake,” demanded Dhotre.
Various organizations including Green Planet Society, Female Education Society, Wardhaman Social Academy, Drushti Samajik Sanghatana, Lions Club, Chetna Sangharsh Manch, Jungle Journey Group, Netrakalam Institute, Wild Care and others have pledged support to the ongoing agitation.
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Citizens protested administrative apathy by symbolic draining out Ramala Lake using buckets in Chandrapur on Tuesday