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Removal of Creeper Coverage in Bund: Khammam, Andhra Pradesh

In Khammam we have a Bund by name Lakharam Cheruvu. Under tourism concept we were running boats in the lake but for the last three years we are unable to run our boats because the entire lake of about 27 acres area is occupied by creepers (Horse shoe). They are known in the vernacular as "Gurrapu Dekka". The local authorities want to clean this but they dont have the knowledge / suitable technology to do so. We request you toshed some light on how to tackle the present situation.

Umamaheswar Rao Gurram




Dear Umamaheswar Rao Gurram,

Before any response is given, the details may be provided about the plant (Technical name or photograph) and some basic details of the water body also.

With regards,

Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI)
Barrackpore, Kolkatta


Dear Umamaheswar Rao Gurram,

You may contact to local Municipal Corporation who is dealing with similar problem. Basically the growth is related to certain pollutants that enter the waters.

With regards,

Chandrakant D Thatte
Formerly Secy Gen, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage and
Secretary Ministry of Water Resources
Erandwane, Pune


The link provides comprehensive details on weed control. You can consult local authorities to choose suitable method for the problem being faced.

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