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Puttenahalli Lake needs your vote

Puttenahalli Post 07-Apr-2012


Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) is trying to raise money for the recently revived Puttenahalli Lake through the Mahindra Spark the Rise competitive funding. The entry "PNLIT - Nurturing Puttenahalli Lake back to its pristine glory" is to serve as a template for reviving lakes with active public participation. 

Your support in the December preliminary round of voting, helped Puttenahalli Lake win a grant of Rs 4 lakh from Spark the Rise. Now a large amount of additional funding is at stake in the Grand Finale of Spark the Rise. Voting for the finale is from 2nd to 15th April 2012. 


  • Puttenahalli Lake, like the other two lakes in JP Nagar was dying till a few residents campaigned to save it.
  • In 2010, the BBMP began restoring the 13-acre water body that lies between Brigade Millennium and L&T South City.
  • In May 2011, the BBMP handed over the lake to PNLIT for nurturing for 3 years.
  • This Puttenahalli Lake is sometimes confused with the significantly bigger Jarganahalli Lake near Elita Promenade (that is also called Sarakki Lake/ Puttenahalli Lake) and the Yelahanka Puttenahalli Lake.


  • Namma Bengaluru's first citizen caretakers of a lake!
  • Is instrumental in giving a new lease of life to a lake; a home to over 50 species of birds in an around the lake!
  • More information at

Why vote?

  • Your vote can help win funds for the lake. 
    There are 4 prizes: Rs 40 lakh (1), Rs 20 lakh (3)

Why does PNLIT need funds?

  • PNLIT has been officially handed over Puttenahalli Lake for nurturing, for a period of 3 years (May 2011-2014).
  • While the restoration of the lake was done by the BBMP, PNLIT receives no government funding. The day-to-day expenses of the lake are being met primarily through individual donations.
  • Apart from the routine expenses, PNLIT has some investment requirements and ideas to improve the level and quality of the water of this rain-fed lake, make it a secure bird habitat and an enjoyable Public Open Space, through citizen participation.
  • PNLIT has other eco-initiatives - promotion of cloth bags, waste management, nature walks and other programmes for the improvement of environmental sensitivity.
  • The aim is to make the Puttenahalli Lake Model replicable at other lakes and Public Open Spaces.

When to vote?

  • 2nd April - 15th April 2012

How to vote?

  • To vote by SMS (from India mobile number)
    SMS "MHRISE P07" to 54646
  • To vote online
    Click on our project - "PNLIT - Nurturing Puttenahalli Lake back to its pristine glory" to go to our project page      
    Click on the "Vote" button and follow the instructions online  

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