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Indore’s Bilawali tank turns 100

indore Updated: Sep 26, 2016 11:59 IST

Vinit, Indore
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A drone drops fish feed in Bilawali Tank in Indore that completed 100th year on Sunday. (Shankar Mourya/ HT Photo)

Bilawali tank, one of the major drinking water sources in Indore till 1983, turned 100 on Sunday. To celebrate the centennial year, the civic administration showered fish feed on the water body through drone.

Spread over 600 acres in the south-eastern part of the city, the tank was built by former ruler of Malwa Tukojirao Holkar. The construction began in 1906 and was completed in 1916.

On the occasion, mayor Malini Gaud lauded the efforts of city-based NGOs and activists for conservation of the tank. “No Ganesha idols were immersed in the lake this year due to their efforts…The city is growing rapidly and we must desist from polluting or encroaching water resources.”

The Bilawali Tank and Yeshwant Sagar together supply 35 MLD (million liters per day) water to the city at present, while the main requirement is met by the Narmada water.