Bombay High Court Conservation preservation key to Lonar lake s development
| Friday | 24th July, 2020
The development of the Lonar lake, which recently turned pink, also includes conservation and preservation of the water body, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has said, emphasising the need to "appreciate its biology, geology and aesthetic value".
The oval-shaped Lonar lake, formed after a meteorite hit the earth some 50,000 years ago, is a popular tourist hub in Maharashtra's Buldhana district.
The colour of the lake water recently turned pink, which has not only surprised locals, but also nature enthusiasts and scientists.
"Accordingly, we appoint the Collector of Buldhana to be the nodal authority for overseeing, supervising, undertaking and ensuring the completion of all works related to the preservation, conservation and development of the Lonar Crater lake, the court directed.
This substance is pink in colour, which turns the water pink.