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Category: Lakes
Last updated: Apr 28 2017 03:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Challakere farmers struggle for survival as grasslands vanish 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Kasturirangan report can be amended to exclude some villages from ESZ 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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It’s official. STPs must for all apartments having 50 or more residential units 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Corporate firms offer to chip in for cleaning Bellandur, Varthur lakes 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Many corporate firms are approaching civic agencies and the urban development department to rejuvenate the city's lakes, especially Bellandur and Varthur, under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme. One such proposal has come to the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) for inlet treatment. "I have asked the company, Grasim, to get back to us with a detailed proposal and the cost and time they would take for the project. It will also be discussed with other stakeholders before the green signal is given," G Vidyasagar, chief executive officer, KLCDA told DH. Inlet treatment is a mechanism where enzymes and chemicals along with dissolved oxygen are introduced at the inlet level. This is done to increase the dissolved oxygen in water. Once the dissolved oxygen increases, the biological oxygen demand (BoD) and the chemical oxygen demand (CoD) will come down. The moment BoD and CoD come down, decomposition is faster and the lake gets cleaned. If this goes on well, there ...
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Confusion over extent of lake encroachment 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Tahsildar of Bengaluru East taluk N Tejas Kumar said survey and demarcation of the boundaries of Varthur and Bellandur lakes has begun. He claimed 16 acres of land around Bellandur lake has been encroached upon. However, sources in the government claim the extent of encroachment is much higher. They say at least 36 acres of Bellandur lake land has been encroached upon. This is apart from the encroachment of wetland between Bellandur and Varthur lakes. A top official in the government requesting anonymity said, "The district revenue officials have not surveyed Bellandur lake properly. They have protected some powerful builders who have built apartments. The target are only the slum dwellers and some vacant land. I am fully aware that at least 36 acres of lake land has been encroached upon." The officer said satellite images should be used to survey the area since the survey sketch prepared by the revenue officials is full of flaws. He suggested employing an independent agency to survey the lake. However, ...
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BBMP scrambling to get drains ready before monsoon 27.4.2017 Hindu: News
Encroachments removed from nearly 22 km of SWDs, but not much done to strengthen the network
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Dirty Tanker Fixtures - April 26 27.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Dirty Tanker Fixtures - April 26
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Citizens plan movement to protect other dying lakes 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The fact that the NGT rap has forced civic agencies to come together for Bellandur Lake has encouraged citizens who are planning to launch a movement to protect all the lakes in the city.
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KSPCB issues closure orders to six units near Bellandur Lake 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday issued closure orders to six industrial units in the Bellandur Lake catchment area.
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Now, CCTV cameras to check dumping of debris in lakes 27.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BBMP to levy fine of ₹5 lakh on those throwing any waste in city’s lakes
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Facelift work begins at polluted lakes 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A team of officials from BDA, BBMP and KSPCB, headed by Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, urban development department (UDD), visited Bellandur and Varthur lakes on Wednesday morning. The water bodies have been in the news for the high levels of pollutants in them, leading to frothing. "Work has started on the ground and visible improvement can be seen. Directions have been issued to the officials to show results at the earliest," Jain told DH. "Three JCBs have started work and we have asked BDA to get more to clear the weeds. Work will pick up pace from this weekend. Wire mesh has come up near the waste weir. Directions have been issued to BBMP to instal more cameras. At present, they have installed five. Directions have been issued to instal focused lights on the bund area and periphery of Bellandur lake, where strict vigil is required," Jain said. Directions have been issued to the police, home guards and BMTF to book cases against offenders, he added. The officials visited the locations ...
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Govt claim on visible progress false: IISc team 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
While the officials from various civic agencies and Urban Development Department are making tall claims that visible progress is being made on the ground in clearing weeds and silt from Bellandur lake, a team of experts from Indian Institute of Science and Lake Expert Committee has claimed that this is just a gimmick. Prof T V Ramachandra of IISc's Centre for Ecological Sciences, who is also a member of the committee, said, "I visited the site with my students and found that what they claimed and what is on ground are two different things. They are removing the silt from Yemalur side where there is thick vegetation. "They should have started working from Iblur side where the weeds are fresh. Getting into water and cleaning the water body will be faster and easier. This will also show people that work is happening on the ground. Going by the present way the government is working, it will take one year to clear the weeds." He said the government officials should take the help of the local fishermen and ...
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Tahsildar told to conduct fresh survey on the lake 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Additional chief secretary of Urban Development Department Mahendra Jain on Wednesday directed the tahsildar of Bengaluru East Taluk to carry out a fresh survey and demarcate the boundary of the Bellandur lake.

Joint commissioner of BBMP (solid waste management) Sarfaraz Khan said Jain visited the lake in the morning with officers of various government departments and instructed them to speed up the work.

Penalty imposed
On his directions, a penalty of Rs 5 lakh was imposed on garbage contractor Ramachandra Reddy and health inspector Ravindra was suspended for his negligence to prevent the contractor from dumping the waste.

DH had reported on Wednesday that the lake improvement has been taken up without surveying the lake boundary.

A total of 250 acres of lake land has been encroached upon.

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Lake police squad formed 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Whitefield division police have formed a squad named Lake Police for the security of the Bellandur lake premises.

Around four to five Home Guards are deployed at key locations around the lake to prevent dumping of garbage as well as to keep an eye on encroachment, a senior police officer said.

"Ideally, the BBMP has to place a request with the Police Department seeking security. Only then, we will deploy our men. But as a proactive measure, we have for now deployed Home Guards at various locations around the lake," DCP (Whiefield) Narayanaswamy said.


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Concern over pathetic condition of lakes 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP council expressed concern over the pathetic condition of lakes in the city.

Congress corporator (Peenya Industrial Area) Lalitha Thimmananjaiah said two lakes in her ward are polluted and have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Soon other corporators too joined the discussion and raised the issue of poor condition of Kempambudhi Lake, Agara Lake and Varthur lake.

BBMP chief engineer (lakes) Somashekhar, who was summoned to answer the queries on the lakes in BBMP's custody, said a detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared to develop 19 lakes and tenders have been sent to the government for approval. Mayor G Padmavathi quipped that the Palike would never rise beyond tenders and DPRs. She said the Kempambudhi lake is in a poor shape due to effluents.
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36-ft Ramanujacharya statue unveiled 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A 36-foot tall Ramanujacharya's statue installed at Kerethonnuru as part of the saint's Sahasramanotsava (millenium) was unveiled near here. The statue has been installed by the Yadugiri Yathiraja mutt of Bengaluru. Seer Yathiraja Jeeyar said, "Saint Ramanujacharya, who is from Tamil Nadu, stayed at Tondanuru village (now Thonnur) for 13 years, 950 years ago and strove for social and religious development. He played a major role in eradication of untouchability and the caste system and, constructed lakes and temples." Kerethonnuru is Ramanuja's 'karmabhoomi' and is thus a sacred place. The government should develop the village and a park should be developed near the statue, he said. District in-charge minister M Krishnappa said, "Kerethonnuru turned into a historical place after Ramanuja settled in the village and government has taken up necessary measures to develop the place." MP C S Puttaraju said, "Kerethonnuru should be developed into a model village." MLAs K S Puttannaiah and N Chaluvarayaswamy, ...
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30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration.
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Bengaluru: Activists question government's silence on clarifying violations near lakes and wetlands 26.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
Today the biggest problem lake activists face is the lack of proper documents which leads to encroachers claiming they are in the right.
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Flying innovations that make our jaws drop 26.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
We take look at personal flying machines that took social media by storm this week
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IISc professor's blueprint favours Jakkur model for Bellandur, Varthur lakes 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A blueprint for rejuvenation of Bellandur and Varthur lakes has called for treatment of sewage through integrated constructed wetlands on the lines of the Jakkur lake model. This model has combined secondary treatment plant with constructed wetlands and algae ponds to remove nutrients from the lake. Prepared by Dr T V Ramachandra and team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Centre for Ecological Studies, the blueprint also seeks recovery of the area identified for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the region between Agaram and Bellandur lakes. The Revised Master Plan (RMP-2015) had shown this area as 40 acres. On the suggested Jakkur model, the blueprint said: "Complete removal of nutrients and chemical contaminants happens when treated sewage (secondary treated) passes through constructed wetlands and algae pond, undergoes bio-physical and chemical processes. The water in the lake is almost potable with minimal nutrients and microbial counts." This model, it said, has been functional successfully ...
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