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Thursday, December 7, 2017
GE’s Sustainable Technology Helps Revive Bengaluru’s Clogged Kundalahalli Lake
General Electric (GE) has restored the clogged Kundalahalli lake
in the city’s south-east suburb with the help of an NGO (United Way Bengaluru),
the American multinational said on Wednesday.
new lease of life has been given to the lake at Whitefield with clean water
after removing its pollutants through sewage treatment plant set up on its
banks,” GE India Technology Centre’s Chief Executive Munesh Makhija said in a
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) partnered with GE and the
non-governmental organisation to revive the lake, upkeep environment and create
a cleaner and greener community.
treated water replenishes the lake. Our volunteer teams found that it (lake)
had many inlets that allowed sewage to seep into it, forming silt and reducing
its storage capacity by almost half.
garbage pile-up had detrimental effect on the lake spread over 30 acres,
environment and area people. Its restoration has increased water level by six
inches in six months and helped flora and fauna florish, Makhija said.
civic body (BBMP) will invest in cleaning, maintaining and fencing surrounding
and United Way have also built six eco-friendly toilets, including one for
differently abled to prevent open defecation near the lake and maintain cleaner
will maintain the lake for two years and plant 5,000 saplings in surrounding
area,” United Way Chief Executive Manish Michael said.
part of its ‘Wake the lake’ campaign, the NGO is working to restore/revive 15
other lakes across the city with the help of corporates like GE.