SUBJECT :The Public Works Department has been tasked with cleaning the bund around the lake and providing a walkway and a cycle path. The Kirumampakkam lake in the suburbs will be developed into a hub for eco-tourism with community participation. 

Pondicherry, March 26, 2018: The Public Works Department has been tasked with cleaning the bund around the lake and providing a walkway and a cycle path. The Kirumampakkam lake in the suburbs will be developed into a hub for eco-tourism with community participation. Later, Ms. Bedi and Mr. Kandasamy accompanied by officers and the public took a walk along the entire stretch of the lake. On site, it was also decided that the various arms of the government would work towards dedicating the lake as a tourist spot and launch boating services on April 15. Governor that the Kirumampakkam lake was the fourth largest one and a rain-fed water body.

The Kirumampakkam lake in the suburbs will be developed into a hub for eco-tourism with community participation. Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, who reviewed the site along with Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy on Sunday, said the first task on hand should be to develop the lake as a rural eco-tourism destination by utilising the strengths of rural community in providing hospitality — rural stay, native cuisine, boating or bicycle rentals. On site, it was also decided that the various arms of the government would work towards dedicating the lake as a tourist spot and launch boating services on April 15. The Public Works Department has been tasked with cleaning the bund around the lake and providing a walkway and a cycle path.

Plantations on the bunds will be created with the support of the Forest department.

The bund would be kept free of motor vehicles. The Tourism department will erect signages, arrange for peddle boats and kayaks and establish refreshment kiosks through SHGs and Ponlait. Fishing rights The Commune Panchayat has been given the responsibility of giving fishing rights through open tender and facilitating recreational hook and line fishing.

Benches of recycled material would be erected on the bunds and rental cycles would be provided for cycling around the lake through a open bidding system.


Source: nyoooz.com