Jan 5, 2013                PNLITPuttenahalli Lake – The People’s Lake
Flashback to 2008   Lake practically non-existent.                           A marshy dump yard.                       Enc...
Flashback 2009/ 2010• Four residents from L&T South City got together to start  “Save the Lake” campaign with a mission to...
2010/11 – Restoration process gained                    momentum•   The BBMP and PNLIT together plant 125 trees in Jul-Oct...
The Lake at presentTeems with aquatic and avian life,attracts people, prevents flooding,     recharges the water table.   ...
Puttenahalli Lake: A bird habitat                   More than 60 bird                   species spotted at                ...
A place of recreation           Walk, run, read,           watch the birds          or just spend time.
A place for nature lovers The lake encouragesexperts and novices to engage with nature.
Activity Hub for the Community!
Bird watching, nature walks                 Guided tours of the lake
Creative workshops               Screen printing              Nature journaling
Corporate volunteering
Facilities introducedCycle stand                Educational sighting boards  Wheel-chair access       Exercise space
Water management                                 No idol immersion in the lakeMonitoring inflow / Stopping sewage
Every drop of water mattersRain water harvesting                        Lakebed well    Getting BBMP to divert            ...
Managing wasteSegregation bins                            Composting                    Working with the BBMP
PNLIT Classes at the lake program      Providing opportunities to learn
PNLIT Cloth bags        Providing employmentAlternatives to plastic and paper bags
Spread the word – lakes are important!
Namma Bengaluru Award, 2012
PNLIT TrusteesNupur Prasanna Usha Ramaswamy   ArathiJain Vynatheya Rajagopalan OP   Manay
Jan 5, 2013                PNLITHelping the government to help ourselves
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Puttenahalli, the people's lake- i's background, and how citizens worked for its revival and restoration.

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Puttenahalli lake-The people's lake(PNILT)_Usha Rajagopalan_2013

  1. 1. Jan 5, 2013 PNLITPuttenahalli Lake – The People’s Lake
  2. 2. Flashback to 2008 Lake practically non-existent. A marshy dump yard. Encroached by hutments.
  3. 3. Flashback 2009/ 2010• Four residents from L&T South City got together to start “Save the Lake” campaign with a mission to put Puttenahalli Lake, JP Nagar 7th Phase on the BBMP list of lakes for restoration• BBMP commenced restoration in 2010• A charitable trust, Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) was formed in June 2010
  4. 4. 2010/11 – Restoration process gained momentum• The BBMP and PNLIT together plant 125 trees in Jul-Oct 2010• PNLIT signed an MOU with BBMP to maintain lake for three years, in May 2011 June 2010 October 2010
  5. 5. The Lake at presentTeems with aquatic and avian life,attracts people, prevents flooding, recharges the water table. PNLIT employs gardeners, sweepers and other help.
  6. 6. Puttenahalli Lake: A bird habitat More than 60 bird species spotted at the lake so far!
  7. 7. A place of recreation Walk, run, read, watch the birds or just spend time.
  8. 8. A place for nature lovers The lake encouragesexperts and novices to engage with nature.
  9. 9. Activity Hub for the Community!
  10. 10. Bird watching, nature walks Guided tours of the lake
  11. 11. Creative workshops Screen printing Nature journaling
  12. 12. Corporate volunteering
  13. 13. Facilities introducedCycle stand Educational sighting boards Wheel-chair access Exercise space
  14. 14. Water management No idol immersion in the lakeMonitoring inflow / Stopping sewage
  15. 15. Every drop of water mattersRain water harvesting Lakebed well Getting BBMP to divert street water into the lake
  16. 16. Managing wasteSegregation bins Composting Working with the BBMP
  17. 17. PNLIT Classes at the lake program Providing opportunities to learn
  18. 18. PNLIT Cloth bags Providing employmentAlternatives to plastic and paper bags
  19. 19. Spread the word – lakes are important!
  20. 20. Namma Bengaluru Award, 2012
  21. 21. PNLIT TrusteesNupur Prasanna Usha Ramaswamy ArathiJain Vynatheya Rajagopalan OP Manay
  22. 22. Jan 5, 2013 PNLITHelping the government to help ourselves

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