Save 500 years old Dhamapur lake from pollution which is world heritage irrigation site.

Save 500 years old Dhamapur lake from pollution which is world heritage irrigation site.

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Why this petition matters

Started by Damodar Parab


A) Dhamapur Lake is mapped as Wetland on official portal of Moefcc, GOI Interactive Wetland map and also on Wetland Atlas mapped by ISRO Ahmedabad.

B) Dhamapur lake is verified as Wetland by District Collector in the Sindhudurg Wetland Brief documentation on wetland app of Environment department.

C) Dhamapur lake is recognised as World Heritage Irrigation Site in the year 2020.

D) A report by Teri and Mangrove Cell states that Dhamapur lake has potential to be designated as a Ramsar Wetland site of International importance.

D) The MRSAC has submitted High Flood Line and Buffer zone maps of Dhamapur lake in the Wetland Brief documentation of Dhamapur lake.


1) In order to protect and conserve this fragile Ecosystem, Maharashtra Wetland Authority should immediately notify Dhamapur Lake as Wetland

2) District Collector should do permanant demarcation of HFL and BZ of Dhamapur lake and define the same on the revenue records. 

3) Tahsildar Malvan should follow the interim order of Hon'ble High Court of Bombay in case PIL 87/2013 and take coerecive actions against all reported violations in Dhamapur Lake.

4) Water Irrigation should demolish the unused bamboo viewing galary and construct a reed bed for idol immersion. A reed bed should be constructed under the expert guidance of Sindhudurg Wetland Brief documentation committee.

5) Human interference polluting the said fresh water lake should be minimised by banning activities like washing clothes and utensils, bathing, idol and cremation ash immersion, ferry of disel or petrol boats etc

6) The unused, defunct material like the dead fountain, fiber jetty, unused pedal boats etc should be immediately removed from Dhamapur lake by Water Irrigation dept

7) NGT in its interim order has asked PWD to pay Rs. 1.5 cr to State biodiversity board. Honourable Chief Secretary should appoint a nodal officer to ensure that the order of NGT is executed with immediate effect. 

8) State biodiversity board should regerously do plantation of Barringtonia acutangula (Teevar) and other red listed species around Dhamapur lake.

9) An interpretation center should be developed at the defunct room on the bank of Dhamapur lake which will have display of rich history, tradition, flora and fauna reported at Dhamapur lake.

10) District Collector should prepare and execute an action with State Biodiversity board and Sindhudurg Wetland Brief Documentation Committee to protect and conserve all 64 streamlets of Dhamapur Lake.

11) As per the wetland rule all the influence area of Dhamapur lake should be protected and conserved by District administration through relevant departments and community participation.

12) Fisheries department should take remedial measures for conservation of Indeginous species of fish found in Dhamapur lake. The said department along with forest department should take measures to keep diversity of fish in said lake. As per wetland rule no alien species should be introduced in fresh water lake.

13) District Collector should form a common mechanism for grievance redressal of any violations or restoration actions. Water Irrigation, Forest department, Fisheries department, Grampanchayats, Revenue department and Sindhudurg Wetland Brief documentation Committee should be part of this common mechanism.

14) Water Irrigation should regerously monitor and restrict release of water if there is overuse of water from Dhamapur Lake.

15) Leakages in irrigation and drinking water supply should be rectified immediately by Water Irrigation dept, Malvan Municipality and Grampanchayat of Dhamapur and Kalse.

16) Forest department should remove all the demolished scrap from Forest area at the bank of Dhamapur lake.

17) Grampanchayat should encourage wise and sustainable farming practices especially for sugarcane and paddy cultivation. Inter cropping, drip irrigation, organic farming, solar power pump etc practices should be encouraged by Grampanchayats.

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