There were 159 water bodies spread over 2,342 hectares in Greater Bangalore region in 1973. They plunged to 93 over 918 hectares in 2007.
Rapid industralization and urbanization have taken a heavy toll on water bodies in the city limits. It is a fact, that there has been sharp decline of these water bodies, and the major concern lies in its encroachment, privatization, indiscriminate discharge of sewage and industrial effluents dumped on a regular basis.
What is the right model of lake development to restore and protect the remaining water bodies?