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Biodiversity of Gandhisagar Lake

Neha Dhage and Harshal Choudhari


Geographic focus: India / Gandhisagar Lake

Date completed: 2002

Gandhisagar Lake is a culturally and spiritually important water body in the central region of India. However, its long and close association with surrounding human settlements has left it contaminated. Neha Dhage and Harshal Choudhari, two students from Shivaji Science College in India, discussed the history of the lake and the pattern of human activities that affect its ecological wellbeing. The students also use maps to demonstrate land use changes over time. To restore the environmental quality of the lake, they recommended establishment of sewage treatment plants, better control of fishing in the lake itself, and periodic desilting of the water.

Topics / keywords: Biodiversity; Water Quality; Land Use/Land Cover

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