The Khandeshwar Lake project which will see the development of an Environment Resource Centre at the Khandeshwar Lake in Panvel will commence soon. An inauguration ceremony of this project was held at Khandeshwar Lake. With the aim to save the disappearing water bodies of Navi Mumbai. Under this CIDCO has signed a memorandum of understanding with TERI for setting up an environment resource centre (ERC) in Panvel to prepare a comprehensive plan for wetlands. The Environment Resource Centre will work on the preservation of nearly 100 fresh-water lakes across Thane and Raigad’s urban areas falling under the Mumbai metropolitan region. An inauguration ceremony for the project was held recently where CIDCO Managing Director G S Gill, TERI’s Director M M Joshi were present. Many students were also present during the inauguration ceremony with some presenting a skit to express the need to preserve Khandeshwar Lake. Even drawing competition was held to see how the students wanted to preserve this lake. Prize distribution of the winners was also held. Under this project, construction of pathways, a lake-side cafeteria, installation of garbage bins, stone benches, landscaping, botanical gardens are some of the facilities are to come up here with CIDCO estimating a cost of Rs 3.5 crore. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
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