GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Environment and Forest
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0. 971
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 21, 2012
Restoration of lakes in Karnataka
971. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has identified any lake in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, for restoration under the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP);
(b) if so, the details of the scheme and the lakes marked for restoration; and
(c) the timelines for completion of the restoration projects in Bengaluru?
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS
(SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)
(a) & (b) This Ministry is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) for conservation and management of polluted and degraded lakes in urban and semi-urban areas of the country on 70:30 funding pattern.
Out of the proposals received from the State of Karnataka, projects for conservation of 16 lakes have been approved at a total cost of Rs. 69.18 crore, which includes lakes of Bengaluru, namely Vengaiahkere, Nagavara, Jarganahalli, Lalbagh, Bellandur, Gowramma and Hombalamma. An amount of Rs. 39.16 crore has been released till March, 2012 on implementation of lake projects in Karnataka.
(c) The projects for conservation of four lakes in Bengaluru have since been completed.