The Authority has been formed to take remedial measures and to restore and revitalize the dying lakes and to co-ordinate efforts of various organization towards the above objectives. The Authority would also seek financial support from various funding agencies. The Authority would prepare a database about lakes with the help of satellite images and Survey of India toposheets and ground verification. The Authority would also concentrate on monitoring of lakes. Policy formulation regarding public participation in lake development is also being worked out. The Authority would take up actual implementation of various State and Centrally sponsored schemes for lake development. Presently the Authority has began working on two projects viz., Nagavara Lake and Vengaiahna Lake restoration.

Restoration process :

Desiltation of Lake bed.


Interception and diversion
of sewage entering lakes.

Providing sewage treatment
plants wherever necessary.

Providing embankment
with silt and stone pitching.

Creating islands for birds.

Monitoring water quality

Afforestation and Landscape Gardens.

Monitoring water quality

Improving and creating
habitat for aquatic life.

Protection of lakes from
human and animal interference
Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority fencing.

Providing jogging path.

Community participation and
public awareness programmes for
conservation of lakes.

Providing recreational facilities
like boat jetty and turfing.

Research and Training

Once upon a time, there was a lake here…..

Bangalore city Bus Stand,
once Dharmambudhi Tank

The KGA Golf Course stands on
what was once the Challaghatta Tank

The Koramangala Tank is today
a Sports Complex

A Sports stadium today…
this was the Sampangi Tank earlier