Telangana Hyderabad - Revoking protection for Osman Sagar, Himayat Sagar could contempt SC order

Any attempt to rescind GO 111, which was put in place to safeguard Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar, would be in violation of the supreme Court's decision granted in 2000 to conserve these lakes, according to a report by the People's Scientific Committee of Hyderabad.
Sagar Dhara, the committee's representative, emphasised that the telangana government should make sure that any operations inside the protected region comply with the court's orders. He also demanded the creation of a committee to keep an eye on operations in the GO 111 region and take appropriate action in the event that the supreme Court's injunction was broken.
Dhara cautioned about the possibility of diverse enterprises being established in a 10-kilometer radius surrounding Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar if the limitations were lifted. In turn, this would render the lakes vulnerable to pollution, causing health dangers, particularly for the elderly. He drew attention to the fact that there are no indian laws that specifically address ecosystem services, such as water provision, and raised worry that water reservoirs are frequently mistaken for pieces of land. He claimed that this is a crucial problem that requires attention.
Dhara emphasised the issue's worldwide implications by comparing it to a scenario known as "USAID," in which ecosystem-related problems might have negative effects. He cautioned that the heat would increase if GO 111 were to be cancelled, possibly leading to a rise in the number of fatalities among people over the age of 60.
Additionally, he emphasised that efforts to rescind GO 111 were not new because other administrations had previously attempted to do so. Even attempts to fill Hussain Sagar Lake and sell the property were made in the past. Dhara went on to draw attention to the coming water deficit and blamed it on the continuing disputes over the karnataka river's Kaveri.

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