Residents can reach out to save dying urban lakes.Some city waterbodies and lakes become the end point of dumping of human and industrial effluents and slowly die (Bellandur Lake, Bangalore).
We need to revive these lakes as it supports a mini-ecosystem and can become a green spot in many urban areas. It takes a lot of effort and money to clean up the lake and revive it.
Recently a foundation stone was laid by BEL as part of its corporate social responsibility for a sewage treatment plant which would enable to revive the Doddabommasandra lake in Bangalore.
The Yelahanka lake, Bangalore was one such dying lake that was revived due to the efforts of local citizens, environmentalists and government bodies. Few more have been turned around successfully.
Residents can initiate the process with the help of environmentalists, NGOs and corporates to adopt such dying lakes and transform them to support birds, small mammals, fishes and become a place to visit for locals.