Nainital High Court bans beautification works of Sukhatal lake

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The Nainital High Court has banned the beautification of Sukhatal lake and other construction works. The court has issued notice by making the State Environment Impact Authority and the State Wetland Management Authority as parties.

About Sukhtal lake

  • It is a freshwater lake having a length of 150m and 10m deep.

  • It is surrounded by the dense pine and oak forests.

  • Sukhatal is a major source of water recharge for Nainital lake. 

  • It was earlier known as Khudaiyatal.

  • Renamed as Sukhatal because the entire water from this lake was drained in the extreme region of the Nainital lake.

  • These verdant forests are the home to a number of migratory birds who visit this place from all over the globe. 

  • Sukhatal is the main recharging center of Naini Lake and unscientific constructions are being done at the same place.

  • The water sources of the lake have dried up, which is affecting the Naini lake.

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