Japanese team to study Nainital lakes

Naini Lake View from Mallital

A team of five scientists, experts and technicians is on Nainital visit to explore more favourable techniques to make the lakes free from any sort of imbalance including the famous Naini Lake.

The team arrived Nainital on Tuesday and is studying the health of the lakes in and around the region. The scientists from Japan are also exploring the possibilities of usage of Water Environmental Preservation (WEP) method which will anable to provide aeration more efficiently.

It will submit its report to the central government mentioning recommendations and suggestions regarding ‘health’ of the Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naini lakes.

Scientific methods such as ‘aeration’ and ‘biomanipulation’ are already being used to maintain the condition of Naini Lake by increasing the amount of oxygen in it. The artificial oxygen supply to the lake which is also known as ‘aeration’ has improved its health.

Some breeds of fish like Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and Mahseer (Tor Neolissochilus) will also be introduced in near future in the lake.

News Source : TOI, Nainital