BENGALURU: Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is setting up a 10 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to rejuvenate the Doddabommasandra Lake at a cost of Rs 13.5 crore.
BEL has taken up this initiative in collaboration with the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA), BBMP and the Revenue Department.
The foundation stone for the proposed plant was laid on Saturday Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and State Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda.
The Doddabommasandra Lake covers an area of 50.31 hectares (124.35 acres) and helps recharge ground water in the Doddabommasandra watershed region.
This watershed region replenishes the ground water table of Vidyaranyapura, Govindayyanapalya, Doddabommasandra and Thindlu areas.
The STP will be designed on the latest ‘Sequential Batch Reactor Technology’, an advanced version of the ‘Activated Sludge Process’ of the Central Public Health and Environment Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO).
The treated water, after meeting Pollution Control Board norms, will pass through the wetland comprising aquatic plants before flowing into the lake. BEL will construct the sewage treatment plant in 18 months and will maintain it for 20 years. City Mayor Sampath Raj, BEL CMD Gowtama M.V. and BEL Director (Other Units), & Chairman, CSR Apex Committee Nataraj Krishnappa were also present at the inaugural ceremony.