The Karnataka government is ready to give ₹200 crores to rejuvenate 67 lakes in the city.
Story so far: As a part of the Amruth Nagarothana programme that promises ₹6,000 crores, ₹200 crores will go to rejuvenating 67 Bengaluru lakes that have been neglected for years. Another ₹3,218 crores will be distributed among the assembly constituencies, and the rest will go to different departments of the BBMP.
- Coming back to the lakes, officials say that the money will go to the lakes that have not received any major attention and funds in the past.
- There still are some exceptions to this such as Sankey Tank, Rachenahalli, Halasuru, Allasandra, etc.
- Most of the lakes named in their list are located on the outskirts of the city. For example, Venkateshpura, Junnasandra and Gunjur Palya.
Stating specifics: The money is supposed to be spent on improving pathways, fencing, inlets, strengthening the wetland, creating trash barriers, constructing diversion drains and other such developmental projects. Experts have even asked for holistic plans from the BBMP for lake development.