Preservation of lakes in the city of Bangalore

Preservation of lakes in the city of Bangalore

Karantaka HC has accepted this report on preservation of lakes in Bangalore prepared by the committee headed by Justice N K Patil. It provides an overview of status of the existing lakes & indicates the extent to which they have been encroached and polluted.

In a landmark ruling today, the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka accepted the Report of a committee it constituted to examine the ground realities and prepare an Action plan for the preservation of lakes in the city of Bangalore. This report was sought by an interim direction of Chief Justice Mr. J. S. Khehar and Justice A. S. Bopanna of the Principal Bench of the Hon'ble High Court on the basis of the Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group and Leo Saldanha (party in person) (WP No. 817/2008) challenging the privatisation of lakes in Bangalore by Lake Development Authority. Entitled Preservation of Lakes in the City of Bangalore the report was prepared by a committee headed by Hon'ble Shri Justice N. K. Patil, Judge, High Court of Karnatataka and Chairman, Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee and involved the Chiefs of of Dept. of Revenue, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Karnataka Forest Department, Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Minor Irrigation Department, Lake Development Authority and Dept of Town Planning.

See Also

PIL: Privatisation of lakes, Bangalore.
Report: Lakes of Mahadevpura.
In-court: SC order on community lands.
Rules: Wetlands Conservation Rules.
Document: Framework for conservation of wetlands.
Guidelines: Conservation of wetlands.
Feature: Stop privatization
Report: Conservation of wetlands in India - a profile.
Feature: Bangalore Lakes – Issues and Perspectives on Pollution...

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