Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority
Deeply concerned with the unchecked deterioration of lakes in and around Bangalore and conscious of their critical role in maintaining healthy environs and recharging of ground water,
Lake Development Authority was created vide Government Order No. FEE/12/ENG/02, Bangalore, Dated. 10th July 2002. It would be a registered society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1959 and it would be a non-profit organization working solely for the regeneration and conservation of lakes in and around Bangalore city within BMRDA jurisdiction in the first instance, would be extended to other parts of karnataka subsequently.
The Lake Development Authority is an autonomous regulatory, planning and policy body for Protection, Conservation, Reclamation, Restoration, Regeneration and Integrated Development of Lakes, whether natural or man-made in the state of Karnataka.
As per the Government Order, Government of Karnataka dated 30.04.2003 the Lake Development Authority jurisdiction has been extended over the lakes in the other city municipal corporation of the state as well as lakes in these city municipalities which are the main sources for drinking water.