Centre grants Rs 665 cr to revive Bellandur lake

Centre grants Rs 665 cr to revive Bellandur lake

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-04-20 18:01 Bengaluru: Severely polluted Bellandur lake will be cleaned up and rejuvenated at a cost of Rs 665 crore under the Rs 800 crore Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme.Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar told the media in Delhi that under the central government-sponsored scheme, Rs 162 crore will be provided to set up four sewage plants and Rs 500 crore to lay trunk sewage pipeline.“About 1,280 MLDs of sewage is generated every day in Bengaluru but the plants could treat only 721 MLD sewage. Of which only 600 MLD of sewage is actually treated,” the minister added.Referring to the polluted lakes in Bengaluru, Javadekar said he has issued directions under Sec 5 and 18 of the Environment Protection Act to local authorities to initiate measures to save water bodies.“The central government has allocated the necessary amount and is ready to support the state government in rejuvenating Bengaluru lakes. Now, it is up to the state government and local authorities to utilise the funds,” he added.