HAL to rejuvenate Kumudavathi river

27 Apr 2015

BengaluruHAL has joined hands with the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a sister organisation of the Art of Living, to rejuvenate Kumudavathi river, a tributary of river Arkavathi that originates from Shivaganga hills in Neelamangala Taluk of Bengaluru rural district.

“We decided to adopt this Tavarekere mini-water shed and provide the much needed life-line to the river that catered to 30 per cent of Bengaluru’s water needs in the past,” said V M Chamola, Director, Human Resources.

Revival of dried up natural water resources is the key objective of this entire initiative to help the villagers and spruce-up the natural habitat in the region.

There are 18 mini water sheds planned over the whole river basin which are declared as ‘over-exploited’ and no ‘borewell zone’.

Chamola symbolically handed over the structures to the leaders representing the gram panchayats of Dodbella, Tyamgondlu, Kodigihalli and Manne to mark the occasion. Large number of villagers were present on the occasion.

The HAL project covering around 26 km radius has ensured construction of boulder checks (34), recharging of well (34) and borewells (7), building of water pools (10) of 20 x 20 meters with five meter depth and planting of 5,000 saplings that include tamarind, ala, arali, neem, torematti, and mahagani. These plants help in long term soil restoration and enhance water absorbing.


Courtesy: The Hindu - Business Line