Desilting of Bellandur Lake to begin in a week

Desilting of Bellandur Lake to begin in a week

Chief Secretary Ratna Prabha has directed officials to take up the fencing and desilting work of the Bellandur Lake in a week.

To assess the lake's condition after the recent fire, she conducted a meeting of officials of Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, on Tuesday.

In the meeting, apart from finding the cause of the fire, she ordered the officials to fence the waterbody and desilt it.

The chief secretary also directed the pollution control board to monitor the water quality daily.

"We have sent the sample of the lake water to a lab and are expecting to get the report in two to three days," she said.

It is learnt that industries and apartments situated near the lake are letting out sewage water into the lake.

She also sought the help of the Indian Army to protect the lake. This will prevent people from dumping garbage or setting a fire in the lake.

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