PIL on privatisation of lakes/tanks in Bangalore

This Writ Petition arrays a range of legal concerns relating to the ongoing privatisation of lakes/tanks in Bangalore and exposes that such actions are opposed to settled legal norms relating to management and conservation of such ecologically sensitive water bodies, which are also wildlife habitats and support a variety of customary and traditional rights. It highlights the fact that the beneficiaries of such privatisation of water bodies which are located in prime areas of Bangalore are largely hoteliers and builders, who in promoting themselves as being environmentally progressive are indeed taking undue advantage of the policy for their own pecuniary and profit making gains.

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