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Environment

  • Makkala Kere Habba

    It’s a city that never complained of water shortage. Turn the pages of history, and you will know that Bengaluru had an enviable number of water bodies – both lakes and tanks. Over a 100 lakes were built and developed by the founder of Bengaluru, Kempe Gowda, and his successors in the 16th century. Later the Wodeyars of Mysore and the British took forward the development of lakes. Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural districts had over 1545 lakes and 2000 watering holes for domestic animals and other smaller waterbodies. The total spread of these water bodies was over 3000 acres. But with passage of time the numbers of lakes have dwindled. Many of these are excessively polluted and are on the verge of becoming acidic and unusable. Though the city’s water needs are met by the Cauvery River supply, lakes form an integral part of our biodiversity. Most of the lakes have vanished due to encroachment and construction activity for urban infrastructure expansion. The city once had 280-285 lakes of which 7 cannot be traced, 7 are reduced to small pools of water, 18 have been impinged by slums and private parties, 14 have dried up and are leased out by the Government. 28 lakes have been used by the Bangalore Development Authority to build extensions for residential areas. The remaining meagre number of lakes is in fairly advanced state of deterioration.
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    Rs.40,000.00 donated of Rs.500,000.00 goal
  • PIL

    Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP, on October 9, 2014 filed a writ petition against the lack of accountability of various parastatal agencies that led to the death of nine-year-old Geetha Lakshmi in an uncovered storm water drain. The PIL has sought directions to the Urban Development Department and the Commissioner of the BBMP to prepare a comprehensive, time bound action plan for safety and security mechanisms for civic services like storm water drains and electricity supply. The petition has also sought directives to the state government to prosecute negligent Public officials, whose failure to carry out their statutory duties results in loss of life and limb. Respondents State of Karnataka The Principal Secretary to Government Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Engineer- In-Chief, BBMP Prayer/Relief sought Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction, directing the Respondent No. 1-State, to conduct an emergent enquiry and identify the officers, who have failed in the exercise of their statutory duties resulting in the uncovered drains and public infrastructure turning into death traps, leading to the loss of lives of children and submit a report to this Hon’ble Court; Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction, directing the Respondent No. 1 – State to initiate criminal prosecution against the deviant, errant officers, who have failed in exercise of their statutory duties, as a result of which open drains and public infrastructure have turned into death traps, resulting in the loss of lives of citizens; Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction, directing the Respondent Nos. 2 and 3, within such period of time as this Hon’ble Court deems fit, to prepare a comprehensive set of directions for undertaking and establishing safety and security mechanisms, pertaining to the public drainage and other utility services, so as to ensure protection of life and property of the residents of the city of Bangalore; Issue a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction, directing the Respondent No. 3 to forthwith undertake steps to close all open drains and manholes in the city of Bangalore and provide adequate signage warning people of the hazards so as to prevent any further loss of lives in the city of Bangalore Current Status On November 4, 2016, Karnataka High Court directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) to submit a status report on the work done regarding potholes and encroachments, as well as, a status report on investigation. The Hon’ble court has granted 2 months to the civic body for the same.
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    Rs.67,362,129.00 donated of Rs.100,000,000.00 goal
  • Corpus Fund

    Corpus Fund

    The capital that the Foundation raises or generated through Corpus fund will be kept for the expenses and sustenance of our campaigns. Normally a corpus fund denotes a permanent fund kept for the basic expenditures needed for the administration and survival of long running campaigns.
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    Rs.25,000.00 donated of Rs.10,000,000.00 goal