Namma Bengaluru Foundation along with the activists from Hulimavu Kere Tharanga inspected the lake breach and discussed with civic officials on damages on Nov 25, 2019. Urged BBMP on accountability of breach and relief of effected people.
To reclaim and protect Bengaluru’s dying lakes, Namma Bengaluru Foundation started ‘United Bengaluru’ campaign in 2017. The goal was to bring together the civic bodies, citizens and the local lake associations and restore the water bodies of Bengaluru from the hazards of dumping garbage, effluents into the lake and removal of illegal encroachments by vested interests.
United Bengaluru spread awareness on preservation of lakes by mobilising local community members, lake groups, experts, media, etc. and inspected about 23 lakes. The report was petitioned to the honourable Lokayukta. There are 23 cases with Lokayukta currently. So far 13 lakes have been surveyed based on Lokayukta order and we have actively participated in all these surveys.
Relentless follow up from awakened and informed citizenry for action from the Lokayukta against encroachers, recovering the land and protecting it with boundaries has helped in Civic bodies working on the development of these lakes.