Karnataka Orders Clean-up in Lake of Woes

Earlier this week, thousands of fish were found dead in the lake, and following that, the government has ordered a clean-up.

Published: 13th March 2016 09:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2016 09:44 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: The Ulsoor Lake in Bengaluru has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. Earlier this week, thousands of fish were found dead in the lake, and following that, the government  has ordered a clean-up. It has also set a week’s deadline for stakeholders to give reasons behind the disaster.

Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Forests, Ecology and Environment, visited the lake with Lakshman, Chairman, Karnataka Pollution Control Board. Jain summoned officials from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board, Department of Fisheries, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Lake Development Authority to the spot and asked what they were doing for the upkeep of the lake.                               

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