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Wake the Lake

 
 

Organization : United Way of India

 
 

Location : Karnataka

 
 

Project Description

Over the years, Bangalore has seen its lakes depleting at a rapid pace due to the development of the city. Lakes have been encroached upon for urban infrastructure expansion and converted into bus stands, golf courses, playgrounds and residential colonies, thereby diversely impacting the existing ones. Sky rise apartments, commercial complexes and business parks have replaced the lakes in the city. Bengaluru had 937 lakes in 1937; this number has drastically dropped to just about 189 lakes due to rapid urbanization and infrastructural development. The water bodies of the “City of Lakes” are soon disappearing. After researching and analysing the abysmal state of Lakes in Bangalore and its significance to people and environment, United Way of Bengaluru launched a campaign called ‘Wake the Lake’ in 2011 with the intention of reviving the dying lakes of the city.

 
 
 
 

Project Type : CSR

 
 

Special Features of Project

Since its inception, the campaign has grown strength to strength with:

1. 20+ lakes revived and rejuvenated

2. 3 Sewage Treatment Plants installed

3. 17,000 corporate volunteers mobilized

4. Beautiful and sustainable community spaces created around the lakes

5. Close to 100,000 trees planted

Since its inception, the campaign has grown strength to strength with
1. 20+ lakes revived and rejuvenated
2. 3 Sewage Treatment Plants installed
3. 17,000 corporate volunteers mobilized
4. Beautiful and sustainable community spaces created around the    lakes
5. Close to 100,000 trees planted
 
 

Project Donors and Partners

Wells Fargo, 3M, AMZ, HCL Foundation, Mercedes Benz R&D India, Genpact, Mphasis, GE, Qualcomm
 
 
 

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