Save Horamavu Lakes Walkathon 16-Feb-2014

The second walkathon in the Connect-the-Lake series by Save Bangalore Lakes Trust is scheduled to be held in Horamavu in northern Bangalore. (The first walkathon was held at Halanayakanahalli Lake in Jan 2014.)
In July 2013, this blog carried a post on the status of the two lakes of Horamavu, Jayanthinagar (Horamavu) Kere and Horamavu Agara Kere, which can be read here. The Save Horamavu Lakes Group has been working rectify the problems faced by the lakes and get them restored. 
The present problems include:
* Fencing broken in many places
* Massive encroachment of the lake areas
  – A recent post on the groups’ blog gives a Google Maps view of how the boundary of the Horamavu Agara Lake has changed over time, since 2002
* Dumping of construction waste
* Destroyed Raja kaluves
* Outlet streams blocked, leading to flooding
* Raw sewage discharged into the lakes
* Groundwater/borewell water contaminated
* Foul stench that makes living unbearable
* Usage of the lakes as open toilets
* Breeding ground for dengue and malaria causing mosquitoes. 

To learn more about how the lakes of Horamavu were connected, and what you can do to help, do attend the walkathon. 

 Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Time: 8 am to 11am
Place: South end of Horamavu Agara Lake – the meeting point is shown on the map below, and Google Maps here.

For more details, please contact Mr Ted Dass, of the Save Horamavu Lakes Group and Trustee, SBLT (Cell 9900569955,
Keep track of the progress in Horamavu on facebook | blog | googlegroup.


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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. Please let me know if there any follow-up event planned after this. Let us work together as a team and rejuvenate the Horamavu lake. Our next generation will thank us for this initiative. Please let us know, how we can take this forward.

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