Thu, Mar 03, 2016, 10:42 AM
A conference that was held at Andhra University (AU) in Visakhapatnam, expressing concern over the decreasing area of Kolleru Lake has just concluded. Kolleru is the biggest drinking water lake in the Krishna-Godavari basin. Earlier, it spread over 1,000 sq. kms. Annually between five and 20 lakhs of birds abound at the lake. But over the years, due to illegal occupations, the lake area has shrunk to less than half its size.