Lake vanishes overnight

Lake vanishes overnight


While the government is releasing crores of rupees for the water related projects so that the water problem does not become a major issue in future, especially with summer around the corner, an incident of land sharks encroaching the whole lake has come to light in Kollegal on Friday.

The lake is situated near Poornaprajna layout at Shiradi Sai Mandira layout in the town on survey no 669. 


Majority of the health freaks in city use this layout for morning walking and jogging and used to cross the lake everyday. The early morning walkers were in for a surprise on Friday to find the lake missing and no signs of a lake existed there. This was immediately informed to the taluk administration. Officials from the department of land survey arrived and surveyed the spot and clarified that there was a lake on survey no 669.

Assistant commissioner A B Basavaraju assured to take action against the land mafia which had encroached the lands and protect the lake. The environmentalists have stressed the generation next not to involve in such illegal activities.