Sad state of Doddanagamangala lake

citizens are worried to see the dumping of mud and waste in the once pristine Dodda Nagamangala Lake, near Elecronics City.

It is a well known fact that Bangalore which was a city with many lakes has been driven to a state of horror with most of its lakes encroached and depleted.

Another lake which is facing a near death crisis is the Dodda Nagamangala Lake, also known as the Rayasandra Lake in the Dodda Nagamangala region near Electronic city. This lake is about 28 acres in size and falls under survey number 64 and is under the Konappa Agrahara Gram Panchayath.

The lovely Dodda Nagamangala Lake last year. Pic: Neethu Peter

We have witnessed a large number of birds, even migratory birds coming to this lake and the end of the lake could result in a lot of loss of habitat for these birds.

Some of us who live in the area and concerned individuals are trying to stop the lake from being encroached upon. On a daily basis, we see the dumping of mud and waste material. We are worried this could mean the death of the lake.

The Dodda Nagamangala Lake now. Pic: Neethu Peter

With the survival of such small water bodies lies the hope for the coming generations. Every measure to save every lake, pond, tree and mountain must be made if we are hoping for a green tomorrow.


  1. Jyotiprakash Sundaray says:

    The lake still sees a systematic and continuous garbage dumping. We had successfully pressurized our Builder to have a fencing around it but recently I saw 2 tractors full of garbage entering the lake for dumping. Apparently these tractors have the key of the lock that locks the gate of the fence. It is really disappointing to see government and regulatory bodies’ indifference to such activities. Does anyone have contact of any groups/agencies/bodies that can be contacted for this issue?

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