Island at Puttenahalli Lake
28-Aug-2011 Pic: Shubho Banerjee
Pic: Shubho Banerjee, Aug 2011 

"Life is relationships, joy, beauty, emotion, growth, experiences, the natural and the artificial. 
Without water there'll be no life. Lake=Life. Let's preserve our lakes, our lives."

Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT)
  • is a not-for-profit, charitable trust, registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882 
    • Rgn No. BNG(U)-JPN-129-2010-11 dated 11th June 2010
  • has been actively working with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), towards the rejuvenation and maintenance of Puttenahalli Lake, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore 
More about PNLIT here

Puttenahalli Lake
  • is 'saved lake' of Bangalore
  • is a BBMP lake located in BBMP Ward 187 'Puttenahalli' between two residential apartment enclaves - Brigade Millennium and L&T South City 
  • is the smallest of the 3 lakes of the JP Nagar 7th Phase area in South Bangalore (3 lakes - Jarganahalli, Chunchaghatta, Puttenahalli)  
  • has a recorded area of 13 acres 25 guntas with a perimeter of 1.1 km (measured walking track perimeter 920 m). 
  • is rain-fed with no other water source.
  • is sometimes confused with the significantly bigger Jarganahalli Lake (that is also called Sarakki Lake/ Puttenahalli Lake) and the Yelahanka Puttenahalli Lake. 
  • is now a bird-watcher's delight, in the heart of human habitation! 
More about Puttenahalli Lake here

In May 2011, the BBMP formally handed over the maintenance of Puttenahalli Lake to PNLIT, the first instance of a lake being given to a citizens' group. 
BBMP gives no financial assistance and PNLIT meets the expenses through public donations.   

Apart from Puttenahalli Lake, the trust is also involved with other activities related to the betterment of the neighbourhood.



The transformation of Puttenahalli Lake

Jan 2009 
Marshy dumpyard

Jun 2010
Restoration in progress

Oct 2010
'Saved' lake

Nov 2011
'Nursery' of birds

Aug 2015
The trees have grown and efforts to get more water
into the lake are yielding results