Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Rs. 3 crore spent to clean Puttenahalli Lake

Rs. 3 crore spent to clean Puttenahalli Lake
Vijay Times

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had recently chided cials of the Lake Development Authority (LDA), con be the guardian of lakes, for failing to maintain venate the water bodies. It may be recalled that around Puttenahalli had been flooded by water from which had overflowed during the monsoon last year. LDA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) B K Singh took time to explain to Chandrashekar G , some of the works the authority, with the help of engineers, had carried out in the lake in J P Nagar.

No doubt, these authorities will take care of the With just five members, the LDAs role is confined to monitoring the work carried out by the authorit of the BMP, BDA, and CMCs.

The LDA prepares projects and makes presenta tions at the union government level. It also works get these projects approved.

Recently, two programmes to restore lakes in Chikmagalur and Davanagere have been approved by the Centre.

I dont know. Dont expect any comments from me. The Chief Minister has taken a decision to decentralise power.

The Chief Minister, who has expressed his displeas ure over the amount of money spent on the Puttenahalli lake, has said that hardly any work h been done there. Your comment.

A total of Rs 3.3 crore has been spent on restorin the Puttenahalli lake. Various works have been car out. Most of the works executed there like desilti and laying of pipes to carry overflowing water can be seen. But rest assured, a lot of work has been In toto, four lakh cubic metres of silt have been removed from the lake.

The silt has been shifted to other places. The lak after having been desilted, can now hold more wate Besides, 600 to 900 dia pipes have been laid to ca water that overflows. The pipes have been laid in a way that the area will not be flooded. These pip have been laid under the ground.

The Eviction of Encroachment of Public Premises Ac empowers officials of the Revenue Department evict encroachers.

We draw the attention of the Revenue Department to encroachments, as and when we notice one. Its high time that the officials concerned concentrate evicting lake encroachments, especially in the CMC areas.

How can we restore lakes as long as sewage water i being discharged into them? The officials of CMCs, Town Municipal Councils and the BWSSB should prevent sewage water from entering the lakes. sewage water should be treated before being charged into the lakes.


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