Conservation Measures for Improving Land Use and Land Cover in Dalvoy Lake Environs of Mysore City
Akshatha N1, Shankar B2

1Akshatha N*, Scholar, School of Planning and Architecture, University of Mysore, (Mysore), India.
2Shankar B, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, University of Mysore, (Mysore), India. 

Manuscript received on May 10, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on May 13, 2021. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2021. | PP: 173-177 | Volume-10 Issue-1, May 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.A58310510121 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A5831.0510121
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Abstract: In recent years of Indian urbanization, the structure of large cities is undergoing rapid land use and land cover changes in lake environs, particularly in Mysore. Mysore is one of the fastest growing tier II cities, located in southern part of Karnataka. The city comprises of several large and small water bodies viz, Karanji Lake, Dalvoy Lake, Kukkarahalli Lake and Devanoor Lake. These lakes play an important role in recharging ground water, regulates microclimate, home for flora and fauna, recreational place for each neighborhood involving in community participation, improve aesthetic of the city and finally influence living condition of the people. Due to rapid transformation of land use and landcover in Mysore has resulted in degradation of water bodies. Dalvoy Lake is one of the major Lakes in Mysore City and it is deteriorating as a result of land use change, growth of industries and urbanization pressures. The total catchment area of Dalvoy Lake is 2165 acres. According to sixth sustainable development goals (clean water and sanitation) targets to protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including wetlands, rivers, and lakes. This paper deals with land use and landcover changes and its analyzing around Dalvoy Lake and its catchment using Remote sensing data and ERDAS imagine software and propose sustainable strategies for environmental improvement and management of the lake.
Keywords: Lake Environs, Land Cover, Land Use, Conservation, Remote Sensing.