CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF URBAN LAKES; A CASE STUDY OF UDAIPUR CITYShagufta Jabin, Sonal Gupta, Anupama Rajput and Mukta Sharma
The pressure of population and economic activities has as impact on the urban lakes. The over exploitation of water from the lakes and discharge of effluent in the lakes are serious problems. Establishment of hotels on the bank of lakes to attract more tourists is a serious issue, which needs careful investigation. The city of Udaipur is situated in the Western Part of India and is also known as the lake city of India. Udaipur city is considered for the study. The present study was carried out to understand the pressure on the lakes of Udaipur. The study includes the analysis of factors that are responsible for the degradation of the water quality and lakeâs aesthetic value. On the basis of the results obtained it was concluded that the lakes need conservation and management strategies for the sustainability of lakes.