Karnataka State Pollution Control Board chairperson Vaman Acharya announced that the board plans to launch a project to rejuvenate about 2,000 lakes and tanks in and around the city, spending Rs. 1 crore on each.

The KSPCB will seek funds from the respective zilla and taluk panchayats, and also from corporate entities in the vicinity, setting itself a six-month deadline to complete work on each water body. The lake under rejuvenation must be free of silt and should not be involved in any litigation, added Mr. Acharya.