Join the “Save Agara Lake” movement

Agara Lake is an expanse of about 98 acres, lying between Koramangala and HSR Layout.

Pic: Google maps

A few years ago, in 2007, there were plans for the lake area to be converted into an amusement park. However, amidst protests and petitions, this did not happen. In 2012, the Lake Development Authority (LDA) took back possession of the lake and it had indicated that it would welcome the active involvement of citizens and NGOs in getting the lake back to its former splendour. 

Home to many birds and a place of recreation, today Agara Lake is in “not so good” shape, needing the immediate and active involvement of the neighborhood. 

A group of neighbourhood citizens have come together as the Save Agara Lake Forum and they are organizing a walkathon and cleanup drive within the lake premises on Sunday, 7th July 2013, 8 a.m. onwards.

Be there! Spread the word!
Help bring Agara Lake back to life!  

For more details:
saveagaralake@yahoogroups.com
www.facebook.com/saveAgaraLake

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8th July 2013 – Read a report of the event, by one of the participants here.

Comments:

  1. Soumya Shetty says:

    Hello there, I pass by this agara lake everyday on way to work. Its really painful to see the state of this once beautiful lake. I m interested in knowing what has been done to revive this lake so far and in what way can i contribute towards the cause. Anyone who has the information please let me know..

  2. News Desk says:

    You can contact the Facebook page of Save Agara Lake.

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