Bellandur lake, spread across 900 acres, is finally getting the attention it deserves. But the long period of neglect is taking a toll on the rejuvenation exercise. The agencies which began weeding the city’s largest lake last week are now staring at a humongous quantum of weeds that they don’t know what to do with.
The exercise is expected to yield hundreds of tonnes of weeds consisting mainly of water hyacinth, tall grass, and honagone soppu (an edible green).
P.N. Nayak, member, Engineering, Bangalore Development Authority, said: “Our priority is to get rid of all the weeds in the lake. We are presently stacking up all the weeds on the banks of the lake. There are many suggestions on how to handle them. We will take a call soon.”
Among the measures being discussed is giving them as fodder for cattle.