Kar­nataka names en­croach­ers on Ben­galuru's lakes

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

DOWN TO EARTH BEN­GALURU, ONCE called the City of Lakes, is fast los­ing its wa­ter bod­ies due to en­croach­ment, a re­cent govern­ment re­port has stated. The Kar­nataka Leg­isla­tive As­sem­bly's House Com­mit­tee on Tank En­croach­ment re­leased the names of peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions that have en­croached upon lakes in and around Ben­galuru. Those named in the list are mostly real es­tate de­vel­op­ers. But govern­ment agen­cies like the Ben­galuru De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity and Bruhat Ben­galuru Ma­hana­gara Pa­like ( too have been held equally re­spon­si­ble for con­cretis­ing lake beds. Govern­ment agen­cies to­gether have en­croached more than 30 per cent of the to­tal en­croached area of 4,238 hectares, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. For­more,visit www.down­toearth.org. in/news

SAAD FARUQUE

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