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Renuka Vikas Board prepares for boating at Shri Renuka Ji Lake

Renuka Vikas Board prepares for boating at Shri Renuka Ji Lake

Nahan: After a gap of two years the boats would be floating in the largest natural lake of the Himachal at Shri Renuka ji. Renuka Vikas Board today auctioned the work of boating for one year to Prem Thakur in 3 lakh 50 thousand rupees as compare to previous bid of 3 lakh and five thousand rupees. The Honourable state high court had banned the functioning of the non forestry activities in the sanctuary area about two years back on the basis of public interest litigation (PIL). Few years back Renuka ji based NGO raised the question over the provision of Sanctuary area. The non- functioning of the boats in the lake had affected the tourist flow as well as the income of the Renuka Vikas Board.

Deputy Commissioner and Chairman Renuka Vikas board Mr. Padam Singh Chauhan filed a review petition for allowing the non mechanical boating in the lake on which honourable High court allowed the boating in the lake during the state level Renuka fair (28th October -4th November 2009). Member secretary of Renuka Vikas Board & SDM Mr. Arun Sharma confirmed that boats would be floating in the lake in couple of days and also added that this would also enhance the income of board. He said that the auction was conducted as per as the orders of the honourable High court. The Renuka Lake is surrounded by lush green forests supporting a variety of animal and bird life. Renuka Lake is not only an idyllic holiday resort but also revered Pilgrim centre. Renuka Lake is connected by road and lies in Sirmour district in Himachal. Maa Renuka was killed by her own son, the legendary Parsu Ram, in obedience to the orders of his father-the sage Rishi Jamadagni.

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