The AMC owns a big garden surrounding the city's oldest water source - Harsul Lake. Considering its importance and huge catchment area, the state government had sanctioned Rs 2 crore to the AMC for the beautification and development of the lake and its surrounding areas, last month. Kamble told LT, "The development and beautification plan for the Harsul lake garden is being designed by the project management consultant (PMC) and after a few sittings, we will start the works as soon as possible."
Under Mega Tourism Circuit (MTC) the union government had sanctioned Rs 3.55 crore recently to the AMC for development a Rose Garden on the slope at Majnu Hill.
"We are studying survival ratio of roses in the type of available soil and maintaining huge garden during summer, which would be quite a challenging task. We are also studying whether we could also cultivate a combination of flowers along with roses," pointed out Kamble.