HYDERABAD: For its beautiful landscape, Durgam Cheruvu in Madhapur has been selected for the prestigious Green Standard Award by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

Only three parks along with Durgam Cheruvu have been presented with the Green Standard Award so far in the country.

This secret lake of the city is developed as a tourist spot. The landscaping at Durgam Cheruvu was developed on international standards with focus on eco-friendly environment and ambience.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in association with Raheja Group, developed the Durgam Chervu with the eco-friendly environment, ambience and scenic beauty.

Indian Green Building Council scientifically examines ratings and awards the IGBC award every year. The IGBC, was formed in 2001 which is part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The main vision is to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025.

Durgam Cheruvu also known as Raidurgam Cheruvu is spread over 83 acres located in Hitec City. It is a freshwater lake that was developed during Quli Qutub Shah rule.

"The award was given to Durgam Cheruvu landscaping for efficient protection of the water body and for energy efficiency", Serilingampally Zonal Commissioner,  Harichandana Dasari said to a daily.

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