Chairman: Dr. jack Vallentyne & Dr. T. V. RamaChandra
importance of wetlands and their relevance has been lost on the urban
population, in recent years, where it has been grossly mismanaged and reduced to
bodies that receive industrial waste and domestic sewage. Such a wetland is
nestled in the heart of Mysore bestowed with magnificent scenic beauty, a rare
ecological jewel box of biodiversity called the Kukrehalli lake which has drawn
the attention of limnologists and ecologists for a few years now, who have
initiated a battle to save the lake. The lake as a resource-base has provided
sustenance to people, but now is in the verge of snapping, while the resource
base supported by it is increasingly coming under strain due to pollution, which
has lead to a series of disasters leading to the death of the fragile ecosystem.
have in this paper considered rehabilitating the lakes degradation while
analysing the issues.
framework includes three themes:
1: Lake development implications, magnitude of present issues, the
2: Action plan: to restore and conserve eco-friendly policies with institutional
3: The eco-tourism benefits, maintenance, compilation of information.
Class X, JSS Public School
SJCE Campus, Mysore 570 006. Karnataka. India