Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of lake between Tumkur and Magadi road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 19/12/2018

  • 19/12/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anand Vinay Vs State of Karnataka dated 19/12/2018 regarding pollution of lake between Tumkur Road (NH-4) and Magadi Main Road on account of municipal sewage and untreated industrial effluents. A report was submitted by KSPCB before NGT listing the long term and short term action plans to control the lake pollution. Some of the measures include conducting survey of boundary of each lake & provide fencing of these lakes especially Gangondanahalli Lake and evicting the encroachers. Another measure includes identifying illegal discharge/ dumping of sewage into Rajakaluve directly or indirectly with the help of village panchayat officials & to initiate action (if any) against the defaulters.

Court after going through the report emphasised on the necessity to fix time line and monitor the achieving of the targets indicated in the plan with necessary budgetary provisions. Also the review and monitoring to be done once a month.