Analyze and highlight Bellandur lake issues
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This is a project to understand and highlight Bellandur Lake's survival issues. Lake bed, wet land encorachment, discharge of sewerage into the lake, dumping of construction debris on the lake shores, eating into the channel that takes water down to Varthur lake are some of the issues threatening Bellandur lake.
Survival and upkeep of lakes is a popular issue amongst many members, however, this project is an attempt to try a detailed advocacy/activism exercise for one lake.
Mr. T Venkata Raju. Chief Engineer BWSSB, was contacted to day. He has agreed for a Saturday meeting at BWSSB Office at Indira Nager II stage, Bangalore.
The Tentative programme is
Venue : BWSSB Office at Water tank behind Indiranagar Club
Date : 26 Nov 2011
Time : 10:00 AM
When Sunita Rao called me yesterday evening, about Bellandur Lake, we talked about diverting the storm water drain sewage water being discharged into the Lake. I must admit of my folly. The basic question is why is the sewage water flowing in the Storm water Drain in the first place?!!!! The reason is obvious!
The meeting started at 10AM sharp on 04July 2009 at the scheduled place. It was attended by Neeraj, Megha, Neha Usha Kiran, and Prakash.
The residents of Apartment complexes in and around Belandur Lake area are concerned about the upkeep of the Lake. The issues are avoidance of health hazards, Eco enhancement including environment protection. These residents are dependent on Bore wells for there drinking water needs.
There are 20 storms cum sewage water inlets feeding polluted water into the Bellandur Lake in total. Out of this only one inlet namely Koramangala Challaghatta (KC) valley inlet water is being treated before discharging into the Lake.