Institute for Social and Economic Change

Working Paper: 528

How Civic Groups Are Meeting the Challenges of
Saving Bengaluru Lakes: A Study

Dipak Mandal
S Manasi



This current paper discusses how urban expansion has impacted lakes and the role of civic groups in saving several lakes and its evolving into an environmental movement in Bengaluru. In addition, the paper highlights the contribution of civic groups that have helped improve lake management, thus impacting the city environs in a positive manner. These civic groups have played a significant role in community interest where the ecology and environment have been central concerns.

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