Bharat Electronics is setting up a 10 MLD (million litres per day) Sewage Treatment Plant to rejuvenate the Doddabommasandra Lake at a cost of Rs. 13.5 Cr. BEL has taken up this initiative as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, in collaboration with the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA), BBMP and the Revenue Department.
The foundation stone for the installing and commissioning of the proposed Sewage Treatment Plant was laid today (Saturday, February 17, 2018) by the Chief Guest D V Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. Krishna Byre Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, presided over the function. Sampath Raj R, Hon’ble Mayor, BBMP; Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL and Nataraj Krishnappa, Director (Other Units), & Chairman, CSR Apex Committee, BEL, were also present.
The Doddabommasandra Lake contributes to recharging of groundwater in the Doddabommasandra watershed region. The lake covers an area of 50.31 hectares (124.35 acres). The Doddabommasandra watershed region replenishes the groundwater table of Vidyaranyapura, Govindayyanapalya, Doddabommasandra and Thindlu areas.
BEL proposes to replenish the lake with wastewater treated at the proposed plant and create a large water body, rich in biodiversity.