Full Tank Level
FTL means Full Tank Level, which is a waterbody like Lakes, ponds, Nalas, Kuntas ,.etc wherein any kind of constructions or developments are prohibited in and around the said FTL zones, It has a buffer zone demarcated around the FTL zone to protect the waterbodies from any futher enchroachments. If any constructions are done those cannot be considred as legal and cannot be challenged in courts if its under buffer zone. If any venture or house is constructed in FTL zone it cannot be registered, transferable.
Lake maps are being prepared to show Full Tank Level (FTL) boundaries, showing Latitudes-longitudes coordinates and buffer zones all around the lakes, and subsequently superimposed with Revenue survey numbers of the relevant part of the village map. Restriction of building activities in the vicinity of water bodies.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority is constituted under the provisions of HMDA Act, 2008 for the purpose of planning, coordination, supervising, promoting, and securing the planned development of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Region has a large number of lakes and water bodies that are of critical importance to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region for many reasons, including some as mentioned below:
•Recharging of groundwater to meet various uses.
•To serve as lung spaces for the large urban population.
•For maintaining ecological balance.
•Maintain the unique character of the Lake Eco System of the Region.
•For developing the foreshore areas as recreational zones.
In order to ensure the preservation and protection of lakes and water bodies in the HMDA area, the Government of Andhra Pradesh constituted a Lake Protection Committee (LPC) Department.
The functions of the Lake Protection Committee (LPC)
Include a listing of lakes in the HMDA area, FTL demarcation, protection of FTL areas from encroachment, taking up wide publicity and awareness campaign for the protection of the lakes, etc.
Accordingly, the Lake Protection Committee has taken up the identification and listing of lakes/water bodies in the HMDA area, involving the field staff of the Revenue Department, Irrigation Department, and the local bodies.
Lake maps are being prepared to show Full Tank Level (FTL) boundaries, showing Lat–long coordinates and buffer zones all around the lakes, and subsequently superimposed with Revenue survey numbers of the relevant part of the village map.
RESTRICTION OF BUILDING ACTIVITY IN THE VICINITY OF WATER BODIES
(i) No building/development activity shall be allowed in the bed of water bodies like river or Nala and in the Full Tank Level (FTL) of any lake, pond, Cheruvu, or Kunta / shikam lands.
Unless and otherwise stated the area and the Full Tank Level (FTL) of a Lake/Kunta shall be reckoned as measured and as certified by the Irrigation Department and Revenue Department.
(ii) The above water bodies and courses shall be maintained as Recreational/Green Buffer Zone and no building activity shall be carried out within:
1) 50mts from the boundary of the river within the Municipal Corporation/Municipality/Nagara Panchayat/HMDA/UDA limits. The boundary of the river shall be as fixed and certified by the IrrigationDepartment and Revenue Department as per the G.O.Ms.No.7.
2) 30mtrfrom the FTL boundary of Lakes/Tanks/Kuntas of area 10Ha and above and 12 feet walking/cycling track within the 30mtrbuffer strip may be provided as per the G.O.Ms.No.7.
3) 9mtr.from the FTL boundary of Lakes/Tanks/Kuntas of area less than 10Ha / shikam lands.
4) (4)9mtrfrom the defined boundary of Canal, Vagu, Nala, Storm Water Drain of width more than 10m.
5) 2mtr.from the defined boundary of Canal, Vagu, Nala, Storm Water Drain of width up to 10m.
After verification and certification by the Irrigation Department, 82lake maps (Outside ORR) with FTL boundaries and buffer zones duly showing Revenue Survey Numbers are notified.