Hyderabad: The Hyderabad wants to stop to immersions more than four-hundred-year-old Hussainsagar Lake in addition to improve the lake quality. According to the survey of visitors to the lake and residents around it found that a majority of them didn’t mind playing a higher entry fee for the surrounding parks.
The University of Hyderabad and south Asian network for development and environmental economics, interviewed visitors to the surrounding parks and residents away from the lake in all the five zones of the city. About 87.88 percent of the people said that the lake water was of “very bad quality”.
“The major improvements suggested by visitors were water quality of the lake, prevention of statue immersions, banning of plastic carry bags, installation of close circuit cameras, more trash cans and restrooms and increase in seating arrangements,” Dr Prajna Paramita Mishra, assistant professor, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad said in the study.
While regular visitors said they would visit again if there were improvements in the environs, a fewer number of residents of the city said they would visit the lake even if there were no substantial improvements in the water body.