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Lakes in Karnataka UPSC NOTE

 Mallathahalli Lake

  • Mallathahalli Lake in Bengaluru, India.

  • It’s a 71.18-acre lake located in Bengaluru South.

  • The High Court of Karnataka has played a role in protecting the lake by placing restrictions on development around the lake.

  • The lake is a habitat for a variety of birds including black-winged stilts, migratory northern shovelers, garganeys, rosy starlings, Blythe’s reed warblers and barn swallows.

Varthur Lake

  • Varthur Lake is a large lake situated in the south taluk of Bangalore district, Karnataka, India. 

  • History: It's an artificial lake, or tank, built by the Ganga kings thousands of years ago for agriculture and domestic uses.

  • Size: It boasts an impressive surface area of 180.4 hectares (445.8 acres), making it the second largest lake in Bangalore city.

  • Ecological Importance: Varthur Lake once played a vital role in the city's ecosystem, providing irrigation for nearby fields and habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.

Nallurahalli Lake

  • Nallurahalli Lake is a 24-acre lake situated in Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

  • While it once served as a beautiful spot for migratory birds and local residents, it faces significant challenges due to pollution and human activity.

  • Environmental Issues: The lake suffers from the effects of garbage dumping from nearby residences, IT parks, and restaurants.

  • This has led to water pollution and the proliferation of mosquitos.

  • Encroachment: Parts of the lake have been encroached upon by private firms, further reducing its size and ecological viability.

Vibhuthipura Lake

  • Vibhuthipura Lake is a lake located in the suburb of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, in the southeast of the city of Bangalore, India

  • It is part of the Bellandur-Varthur Lake series.

  • History: The lake has a long history, dating back to the Hoysala Empire (10th-14th century).

  • An inscription from the 14th century describes the creation of a village and tank in the area.

  • Over the years, the administration of the lake has been transferred from the state forest department to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and then to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) [Wikipedia Vibhuthipura Lake].



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Lakes in Karnataka UPSC NOTE
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