Sarakki lake

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Sarakki lake
Location Bangalore district, Karnataka, India
Coordinates 12°53′54″N 77°34′40″E / 12.89833°N 77.57778°E / 12.89833; 77.57778Coordinates: 12°53′54″N 77°34′40″E / 12.89833°N 77.57778°E / 12.89833; 77.57778
Basin countries India
Surface area 84 acres (34 ha)
Frozen Never
Settlements Bangalore

Sarakki lake (Kannada: ಸಾರಕ್ಕಿ ಕೆರೆ), also called Jaraganahalli lake, is a lake in the southern part of Bangalore, India, in the suburb of the J. P. Nagar. It is one of the largest lakes in Bangalore and located on Puttenahalli main road. Sarakki is an abbreviation of "Saavira Hakki" which translates to "a thousand birds" in the native Kannada language.[1]

The lake formerly covered an area of 84 acres (34 ha), 34 acres (14 ha) of which had been encroached by private builders and other establishments as of 2013. According to a survey conducted by the tehsildar of Bangalore South, 135 encroachments were made into the lake area, following which the High Court of Karnataka ordered for clearing the encroached area in August 2014. A 10-day eviction drive began in April 2015 after having issued notices to encroachers.[2] The land reclaimed put estimates at 2,000 crore (US$310 million).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarakki Lake judgment on Feb 17: Will the lake see a thousand birds again?". Citizen Matters. bangalore.citizenmatters.in. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Bharadwaj, Aditya K. V. (16 April 2015). "Bengaluru’s largest encroachment eviction drive begins at Sarakki Lake". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Bharadwaj, Aditya K. V. (17 April 2015). "Land worth Rs. 2,000 cr. being recovered in city". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 April 2015.