Hyderabad: Close to 100 volunteers from Mylan Laboratories Limited, a noted pharma company, removed huge quantities of litter and debris from an area of two acres of Ranganna Kunta at Kondapur.
During the joint initiative with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the United Way of Hyderabad to clean and restore Ranganna Kunta on Friday, the volunteers sensitised the local communities and vendors about the conservation of the lake.
“Environmental stewardship is a priority at Mylan and this initiative is one of the many ways through which the company is making efforts to effect change. Through collaboration, we have been able to clean and restore this lake at Kondapur,” said Rakesh Bamzai, MD and CEO, Mylan Laboratories, India and Emerging Markets.
Rekha Srinivasan, CEO, United Way of Hyderabad, said there was a need to spread the message of conserving water. “We have collaborated with the GHMC in several similar initiatives, the including restoration of Peddacheruvu,” she said.
The groundwater levels were going down, and the society should be educated and introduced to new methods of water conservation, Rekha said adding that recycling was necessary and water could be managed best in the cities if it was complemented with rainwater harvesting.