These are Fishery pond , Kapileswar pond, Jhara Pokhari, Baghua Pokhari, Bada Pokhari and Haja Pokhari The Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund will provide money for the renovation project.
Residents of several localities depend on the ponds for bathing.The ponds will be cleaned and weeded so that they can retain water throughout the summer.
Besides, they would be de-silted, said a BMC engineer.A source in the BMC said the water bodies were centuries old.
BHUBANESWAR: Come summer and residents will see six large natural ponds in the city renovated.
These were Nilakantha Puskarini, Masjid pond, Sadhu pond, Maa Ugalamani pond, Gadakana Pokhari, Bhotapada pond, Balunkeswar pond and Jena Sahi Pokhari As part of the renovation, the six ponds will get boundary and retaining walls along the waterfront, pathways, an outlet through which excess water will be drained and fences.