Many initiatives are taken up by the Buddha Purnima Project, HMDA on the environment
protection front. Awareness campaign, Functions on the occassions of World Wetland
Day, Earth Day, World Environment Day etc are regularly conducted in the BPP area.
In or order to mitigate the harmful effects by global warming and climate change,
BPP-HMDA has taken initatives for "Reduce-Recycle-Reuse" of natural resources. Few
of them are as follows:
Reduce, Recycle & Reuse
- Solar LED lighting is introduced in Sanjeevaiah Park on the occassion of Earth
Day i.e., on 22-04-2010. About 17 LED light poles are installed so far to mark a
beginning towards the commitment of BPP/HMDA for reduction of usage of conventional
electricity, which is generated mostly by burning fossil fuels. More number of solar
LED lighting is being taken up on the occasion of World Environment Day June 5th,
- Hyderabad eco art project, another unique project is launched on the Earth
Day i.e., on 22-04-2010, wherein, sculptures from the waste iron scrap are made
by the renowned artist Mr. Manohar Chiluvuri and they are installed at Sanjeevaiah
Park. This is a live example of ‘recylce’ of the waste scrap into a great Art.
Say NO to Plastic
On 1st of May, 2010 the Metropolitan Commissioner, HMDA declared the area of Hussain
Sagar and its surroundings as Plastic Free Zone. A series of measures are taken
in this regard.
- All the existing vendors in these locations (viz., NTR Gardens, Secretariat
Road, Opposite to I-Max, Necklace Road, Lumbini Park, Eat Street, Jal Vihar, Sanjeevaiah
Park etc) started using paper plates, paper / cloth bags and paper cups in place
- A team of Task force is constituted, who will daily do patroling in BPP areas
and educate & also enforce the implementation.
- Special information kiosks are erected at Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park,
NTR Gardens, with volunteer from NGO’s to provide the information about free plastic
zone to protect the lake surroundings.
- The entry of the visitors carrying plastic bags is regulated by putting stickers.
- Daily regular announcement in the lake surrounding is carried out which is
yielding good results. Loud speaker with Taskforce Team along with pre recorded
messages about Plastic Free Zone, harmful effects of plastics.
- Appropriate locations are being selected to place additional dust bins on
the Necklace Road and other places of BPP area.
Cleaning of Hussain Sagar Lake
There are 5 nalas, which are continuously flowing into Hussain Sagar, carrying sewerage
from the residential localities of catchment area and also industrial effluents
from Sanatnagar, Kukatpally & other areas. These nalas deposit lot of sediments
and also bring floating materials like plastic bottles, plastic bags and lot of
other house hold articles. The BPP/HMDA has taken up massive task of cleaning the
floating material including water hyacinth on a continuous basis.
For this purpose a very high quality floating Truxor machine (from Switzerland)
and 2 DUC’s (Dredger Utility Craft) machines are placed along with the other boats
with large number of laborers for making Hussain Sagar free from floating material.