Bird perches at Puttenahalli Lake, Dec 2022
"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
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).
used to be rain-fed with no other water source; now it receives treated water from South City's STP.
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.
My Liveable City Award (21-Nov-2017)
Recipient of Certificate of Merit from National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards (1-Sep-2016)
Recipient of "A hundred for a hundred" plaque from Radio City and Ramesh Aravind (12-Aug-2016)
Recipient of Prakrti Mitra Award from BNMIT, Bangalore and Heritage - at Srishti Sambhrama (23-Sep-2015)
Recipient of #BangaloreAtItsBest Award from Radio One (31-May-2015)
Winner of Earth Day Network's शहर GREEN करो contest (22-Apr-2015)
15 ideas for August 15 - Mentioned in the context of Bangalore's lake-saving movement (15-Aug-2014)
Awarded citation by Rotary Bangalore South Parade (04-Jul-2014)
Nominee for Bangalore Heroes (Oct-2013)
Recipient of the Namma Bengaluru Award 2012 (16-Mar-2013)
First runner-up at The People's Green Award (11-Jul-2012)
Featured on Radio Indigo on Namma Bengaluru This Week (03-Jun-2012)
Recognised as a Water Warrior by Business Standard (29-Apr-2012)
Finalist at Spark the Rise (Apr-2012)
Featured on the Mahindra Rise Blog (23-Mar-2012)
Featured on Times Now "Amazing Indians" (7th/8th Jan-2012)
Winner of the popular vote in Mahindra Spark The Rise December 2011 edition (Dec-2011)
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
May 2017 - Unmistakably, a lake
Aerial view of Puttenahalli Lake, July 2019
(Pic: Geetha Srikrishnan)
Aerial View - Jan 2023 (Pic: Usha Rajagopalan)