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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
14-May-2012 15:38 IST
Fresh Water Lakes
The Ministry is implementing the scheme of National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) since June, 2001 for conservation and management of polluted and degraded lakes in urban and semi-urban areas of the country through an integrated ecosystem approach.

The Minister of state (I/C) for Environment and Forests Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan further stated in Lok Sabha today that under the scheme, through a study, this Ministry had identified 62 lakes in the country for conservation, details of which were shared with the State Governments for prioritization and amendments, if any. A number of States have submitted prioritization and proposals for conservation of lakes in their States.

The Ministry has so far, sanctioned projects for conservation of 61 lakes at a total cost of Rs.1031.18 crore.