Issue Date: Oct 24, 2011
The Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for conserving and protecting Lonar lake in Buldhana district. The move follows close on the heels of the discovery of two fresh water species in what is supposed to be a saltwater lake. Lonar is the world’s oldest meteoric crater and third largest saltwater lake. The money sanctioned is to be used mostly to acquire farms around the lake to prevent fresh water flowing into it, and also to divert sewage from nearby residential areas.
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