When Benniganahalli lake started frothing in 2017, residents of the nearby Pai Layout pushed BBMP to restore it. The cleaned-up lake bed is now filled by monsoon rains. The residents have also formed a Trust to develop a jogging track and other facilities here in coordination with BBMP
After decades of neglect, Bellandur and Varthur lakes are now on the fast track to being revived, after the intervention of a NGT-appointed committee. The committee will also hold its first public meeting this month
In her handbook ‘Our Agara Lake’, Kavitha Reddy describes how a citizens’ movement saved the lake, with the support of authorities. The lake, which was a garbage dump site earlier, is now teeming with visitors
Around a decade back, Alahalli lake was filled with sewage and garbage. Birds and fish did not thrive here anymore. Here’s the story of how citizens got this lake restored, with eight years of persistent efforts
The reason for Bengaluru’s water scarcity is our disconnect with the source of water. To reverse this, each ward should be made to generate water locally, and Cauvery water be taxed heavily, opines the author
Very little has been done over the years by the authorities in rejuvenating Varthur lake. The recent National Green Tribunal order on Varthur and Bellandur lakes comes as a respite to the citizens around the area.
Sarakki lake saw a host of demolitions when it got flooded a few years ago. Lake teams working for the rejuvenation of the lake have had an eventful journey along with the lake, which will see water entering into it in a few months.
The effort and hard work of a decade has finally paid off. The year looks promising for lakes in Bellandur area under Mahadevpura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivrudhi Samiti, with the BBMP taking over the lakes for maintenance.