Fateh Sagar Lake, known as lifeline of Udaipur city will get a new life soon, thanks to Hindustan Zinc, which will be spending around Rs 2 crores on dipping of this historic lack.
The desilting process will deepen the lake by increasing the catchment area that will allow trapping of more water in the rainy season, helping preserve water longer in years of weak monsoons. The company will be doing 2 – 2.5 lakh cubic meter of Desilting of Fateh Sagar lake.
It is a water sustainability initiative in association with Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) for City of Lakes.
“Sustainability has always been a core value of Hindustan Zinc and water preservation has always been a priority considering that we are in the water stressed state of Rajasthan.”, company said.
Continuing its efforts towards conserving environment and as part of its community service initiatives, the company in association with Urban Development Trust (UIT) has taken up the project of deepening the Fateh Sagar Lake by desilting when it is dry.
The city of Udaipur was struggling to keep its world-famous lakes clean due to dumping of raw sewage into them over decades. Hindustan Zinc, while understanding the gravity of the problem took the initiative of setting-up Udaipur’s first 20 million litres per day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) under public-private partnership model in conjunction with UIT. This initiative keep the lakes clean and conserving fresh water.
Now Company is trebling its capacity to 60 MLD by adding more STPs which will treat more than half of the sewage generated by the entire city.
In this regard, a function was organized at Fateh Sagar Lake, Rani Road, Udaipur. Anandhi – Collector and District Magistrate, Udaipur was Chief Guest of the program.
During the function, Anandhi – Collector & District Magistrate said, “We commend that Hindustan Zinc has come forward for this initiative that aims at increasing the catchment area of the Fateh Sagar lake in short time. It would enable to upsurge the water level of the lake. Saving water has always been a focus area for both Government and Hindustan Zinc and we as a team have been able to turn this situation into an opportunity.
Desilting refers to the removal of earthy materials, fine sand, etc. carried by running water and deposited as a sediment. It refers to major intervention for enhancing the capacity of the reservoir. The company is ensuring use of appropriate equipment with good safety practices.
Amitabh Gupta – Director Commercial & CEO Fertilizer said, “Hindustan Zinc has always been conscious of environment and has pioneered in adopting clean green technology in running its operations. We are committed towards Sustainable Development and with many such initiatives, we are always in forefront in resonating the efforts of environment conservation.”
“Hindustan Zinc has already engaged an expert team to support this effort for long term preservation of water for the city residents. This month long initiative in conjunction with UIT has commenced and will be completed before the onset of monsoon.”, company said.
Laxman Shekhawat – Director Operations HZL mentioned, “Since Fatehsagar Lake is the lifeline of Udaipur city tourism and also being a major source of drinking water for the residents, it becomes imperative to contribute to its sustainable management. Such initiatives definitely helps in preserving water for longer years.”
Also present were Ujjwal Rathore – Secretory UIT, J.K. Upadhyay (IAS) – Director DMG, Tej Rajdan – President The Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti, Anil Mehta – The Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti, K.C. Meena – Head Business Development & Corporate Affairs, Kavita Singh – Chief Human Resources Officer, Sawayam Saurabh – Dy. CFO and Head Corporate Communication – Pradhuman Solanki during the function.