New Delhi :In Madhya Pradesh, 3 lakes namely, Rani Talab (Rewa), Sagar lake (Sagar) and Shivpuri lakes (Shivpuri) have been sanctioned by the ministry of Environment and Forests for National Lake and Conservation Project. The Government of Madhya Pradesh had initially prioritized 11 lakes in the state. The proposals for new lakes are considered subject to their admissibility as per guidelines of National Lake Conservation Plan, prioritization, pollution status and availability of funds under the Plan.
The Lake Conservation Authority of Madhya Pradesh had submitted the proposals on ‘Conservation and Management Plan of Beni Sagar Lake’ in Panna District and ‘Conservation & Management Plan of Purena Talab’ in District Damoh (MP) to this Ministry for consideration under the National Lake Conservation Plan, a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for restoration of polluted and degraded lakes in urban & semi-urban areas. In order to consider the proposals under National Lake Conservation Plan, the Ministry had identified certain lakes through a study. The proposal for Purena Talab was found deficient in respect of certain key technical issues.