Help Revive Vibhutipura Lake in Bengaluru
Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi enables over 12,000 volunteers in more than 14 cities across India for various causes like quality education for underprivileged children, environment and animal welfare.
Bhumi’s ‘Revive Lakes’ programme is one among many initiatives taken to enrich and preserve our environment. It focuses on cleaning and greening existing water bodies that have vanished or are under the threat of vanishing, keeping cities at a greater risk of water shortage. The programme is currently ongoing in Vibhutipura Lake in Bengaluru (Karnataka, India).
‘Revive Lakes’ is phased over seven categories. Every weekend, volunteers of Bhumi assemble with one common goal – clean the lake and build a self-sustainable city. The Vibhutipura lake clean-up project is planned for completion by mid-2018. As a part of Phase-I of this project, the volunteers cleaned up the lake area in December 2016. More than 7,000 kg of garbage was collected, with the support of 250 volunteers in just 27 days. Also, the team conducted several doorstep awareness campaigns in houses around the lake.
The second phase is now in progress; volunteers are continuously campaigning to create awareness on keeping the lake area clean, covering more than 150 houses. Many tree-plantation drives are organized in areas around the lake. Further phases will be construction of outer-fence for lake preservation, installing two bio-toilets in the nearby slum area, removing weeds from water, and construction of Root-Zone Water Treatment (RZWT) for safe sewage treatment and preventing contamination of lake water. The funds will be primarily used to deweed the lake.
Your contribution is invaluable to us, enabling us to achieve our goal of building a sustainable environment. ‘Revive Lakes’ programme is aligned with the ‘Global Goals’ - clean water and sanitation, and sustainable cities and communities.