This is a manmade lake situated near Venkatraya Nagar in Nizampet Village of Bachupally Mandal, Medchal District of Telangana State, India. This lake is surrounded by under-construction buildings from all sides. There is also a private school near the lake. AchariKuntaChevuru is circular in shape with dense vegetation in and around it. The lake is surrounded by few big and old trees. The expanse of the lake is approx. 1.5 acre however it has been encroached from all sides and now shrunken to 0.9 acres. In Collaboration with the iNaturewatch Foundation, we will soon kick start our new project in Hyderabad. The success of Nizampet Lake helped us bag this project. It was primarily the initiative by the local community who approached us to save their lake and we sourced the support for the same. The team that managed Nizampet Lake is back again to create the same magic.
We kick-started our project in June. We conducted a biodiversity survey to assess the bird and tree life. We sought permission from the irrigation department and municipal corporation to carry out the rehabilitation work at the Acharikunta Lake, Hyderabad. Achari Kunta Lake is a manmade lake situated near Venkatraya Nagar in Nizampet Village. we installed a security cabin at the lake currently we are planting fountain grass onshore. we created one nursery to keep sapling bags. developing new sapling bags as we wait for the ground preparations to begin.
Project Duration: April 2020- October 2021
Project Partner: iNaturewatch Foundation
Funding Agency: DCB Bank