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Recklessness choking pretty Chunchaghatta lake

Chunchghatta lake, in southern fringes of the city and home to hundreds of birds is slowly being encroached upon and polluted with garbage and sewage.

By Yogaraj S Mudalgi
23 Feb 2011, Citizen Matters

Garbage, sewage and construction debris are eating up Bengaluru's Chunchaghatta lake situated in the Konankunte ward, adjacent to Eshwar Layout in southern JP Nagar.  A Citizen Matters inquiry has become a wake-up call to the authorities this month, but it remains to be seen what happens next. According to according to BBMP records, the lake is spread over 14 acres.

Sujatha, 39, a domestic worker, lives on the banks of the lake, says that she has tried telling her neighbours to not dump their garbage in the lake but was instead met with ‘what business is it of yours' response. "Neighbours also pick fights with me when I try to tell them. So I have stopped telling them anything", says Sujatha.

The state of the lake was alerted to us by Arathy Manay Yajaman from Brigade Millennium.