Another lake committee, another hope

Another lake committee, another hope

Five reports on lake encroachments in 10 years, and not a single person behind bars. If this shows how seriously the government acts against lake killers, here’s another point to ponder: Yet another Legislature Committee set up to prepare a report on encroachment of water bodies will meet for the first time on November 12.

Headed by K B Koliwad, the Ranebennur MLA, and comprising 10 other MLAs as members, the committee is expected to invite suggestions from wetland experts and others who were part of earlier such panels. Lake conservationists are hopeful that at least this time, the report will lead to some action against the encroachers. 

In recent years, the encroachments have reached dangerous proportions, with the unchecked growth of residential and commercial buildings on lakebeds and wetlands hitherto demarcated as no-go zones.

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