Canadian solution may help revive Dalwoy lake

Water body riddled with problems; foreign experts collect water samples

Canadian solution may help revive Dalwoy lake

If all goes well, the foul smell emanating from Dalwoy Lake on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road, national highway-212, may vanish. The pollution problem may get a Canadian solution with a team of experts collecting water samples from the lake.

MCC Commissioner C G Betsurmath told Deccan Herald the Canadian team that arrived on a two-day tour visited Dalwoy Lake and the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Sewage Farm, Vidyaranyapuram.

During the visit to the lake, they collected water samples that would be tested for remedial measures, that could be taken to check the pollution level of the water body. At present, the lake also receives treated water from the STP at Vidyaranyapuram, besides sewerage water from the neighbouring localities. Lush growth of water hyacinth and silt are the other major worries.

The experts have also collected information on the possibilities of further development of STPs, with the city having three such facilities including, Rayankere and Kesare.

Biogas from kitchen waste generated daily is another plan on the cards.The commissioner exuded confidence that foreign companies may evince interest in the eco-friendly projects here. They are expected to invest as they will be submitting proposals in this regard soon.

If it happens, Mysuru, already popular as the ‘Cleanest City’ for retaining Swacch Bharat top ranking during the recent resurvey, may be the first city in the state to attract Canadian ventures.

Cloth bags

On Saturday, the delegates, led by Mayor B L Bhyrappa, visited Srikanteshwara Educational Institution at KN Pura, where tailors, second batch of beneficiaries of tailoring machines from MCC, were initiated to stitch cloth bags as an alternative for the banned plastic carry bags. Earlier, they visited a tailoring unit at JP Nagar.

They not just appreciated the initiative, which was described as novel, but also bought some bags, recalled Betsurmath.

The delegates included Harbhan Singh Benes, senior manager from the ministry of international business transactions of British Colombia at Canada, Pawan Kumar and Sheetal Kapoor from Insatiable India, Rick Cocks and Bill Lytoolers from Ocean Water Sciences Company, Randy Deluka an Gim Elzdy from Boydell Company, Scott Foster from Bi-Pure Water Canada and Antonio Savedra from Green Lane Biogas.

Additional Chief Secretary for PWD M R Kamble, also in-charge secretary for Mysuru district, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, and MCC Deputy Commissioner (Development) B K Suresh Babu accompanied them.

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