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this project is a good showcase of partnership between experts and municipal authorities? The objective of this eco-restoration was to create wetlands where the Ram nala meets Pashan lake This required adjusting the depth of water The lake had to be drained a second time to get this right The desilting has been designed such that the lake would have open watera shallow submerged shoreline with emergent floating vegetationand banks covered with typha Bamboo clumps have been planted to screen the water from external disturbances A buffer is provided by planting 1200 trees on the embankment In addition350 indigenous fruit-bearing trees have been planted around the lake and on the islandcontributing to the terrestrial ecosystem Part of the silt was used to construct a 17-acre island within the lake Of this10 acres are partially submerged when the lake is full This provides roosting and feeding ground for birds preferring shallow water during the summer drawdown The islands are now a favourite secluded site for storksheronscormorants and migrant ducks The islands and the babul trees that remain now constitute a roosting colony The lake is re-inhabited by fishcrustacea and molluscswhich shows that the ecosystem is on the way to rapid restoration Besides strengthening the dam and spillwayincreasing the depth of the lake by 15 metres and creating the islandthe project also involved building a gabion wall (3 km long)a walkwayand putting the plantation in place An Environment Interpretation Centre has been set up for visitors A nursery at the lake sells plants suited to the local environmentbut is not expected to generate any significant revenue The annual operation and maintenance cost is estimated at Rs 25 lakhwhich must be provided for by the PMC to ensure the long-term sustainability of what has been achieved There is still need for the proper disposal of sewage and debris from the Ram nalaand for a mud bank ecosystem at the inlet and at the peripherywhich currently has steep embankmentsbut the flora and fauna have voted for the new regime After a gap of over two decadesstorksibisspoonbillslarge flocks of cormorants and ducks such as shovellorspintails and pochards have come back home to Pashan The writer is chairperson of ICRIER and former chairperson of the high-powered expert committee on urban infrastructure services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: July 1 2017 3:59 pm Joachim Loew and Marc-Andre ter Stegen celebrate the victory against Chile to reach the final of Confederations Cup (Source: Reuters) Top News Germany will take on Chile in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final feeling like they have already won the tournament after a fine run with a second-string team has yielded several top prospects for next year’s World Cup defense Coach Joachim Loew is not a huge fan of the eight-team event that acts as a dress rehearsal for the subsequent year’s World Cup and he opted to rest many of his first-choice players for the Russia tournament rather than shorten their off-season 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