Save Bangalore Lakes Trust formed, first workshop scheduled

In August last year, several individuals and groups working to save and protect different lakes of Bangalore met to exchanges notes and see how they could help one another. A report on this meeting can be read here.

After interactions over the past year, Arbind Kumar Gupta and Balasubramanian Thirunavukkarasu, the two gentlemen who initiated this meeting, felt that the way forward was a formal platform – one that could bring different lake groups/trusts and social organizations/NGOs in Bangalore together, represent the voices and concerns of people of Bangalore, and work with government agencies for rejuvenation of lakes in Bangalore. The two have now authored a trust, the Save Bangalore Lakes Trust (SBLT), that has been registered with six others as trustees – LC Venkatadhri, N S Mukunda, Sridhar Pabbisetty, Veena Hegde, Ted K Dass and Kavita Arora.   

SBLT is organizing its first workshop “Namma Kere, Namma Bengaluru” on 10th November at Senate Hall, Central College. The workshop is open to anyone interested in familiarising himself/herself with Bangalore lakes, its history and possible future. To facilitate planning, kindly register at  to confirm your participation. More details are in the poster below.


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About Arathi Manay Yajaman 215 Articles
Arathi is a market researcher who loves to run and write. She has been actively involved in issues that affect citizens, including apartment management, waste management and lakes. She used to live in Mumbai and is now based in Bengaluru, working as a Community Anchor with Citizen Matters.


  1. Hi ,

    I am in stay in neighbor hood of Yelenahalli Lake, Akshaya nagar off bannerghatta road..Its same story as any other lake, A year back fencing was done to Yelenahalli lake and there after no developments has happened. We have association who would like to work with govt organisations. If any of you are successful in working with Govt bodies, Please let me know. I would like to take guidance and help to DO BETTERMENT of lake and rejuvenate the lake. Lots birds and and lotus plants has made home to this lake,,

    Looking forward for some help..Please get in touch with me


  2. Good initiative. wherever encroachment has taken place that should be given wide publicity. Several lakes are in the verge of enroachment by builders. Sewage lines were freely allowed to enter thereby water contaminates. Doddabommasandra Lake which was in full bloom got dried now. There is no sewage treatment plant nearby, sewage water enters to this lake. All enviromentalists should participate in this programme.

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