Island at Puttenahalli Lake, June 2019
"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.
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)