Nano Nutrient Solution, a new way to clean Bangalore lake

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Bangalore, Dec 22: The Puttenhalli Neighbourhood lake improvement trust (PNLIT) and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike have joined hands with Enzen water solutions to experiment Nano Nutrient Solution to clean one of the city's dirtiest water bodies - Puttenhalli lake. The experiment has cleared around 15,000 litres of unclean water.

“We rejuvenated the water through natural measures. The Nano Nutrient Solutions catalyses the growth of dissolved oxygen. We tried this experiment on 15,000 litres of water. Our test results proved to be positive and we will soon be working on the whole lake,” said Easwar P, Head of Enzen water solutions.

The local residents of Puttenahalli had come together and formed a trust. The members had approached BBMP several times over cleaning up the lake.

“We approached the BBMP in 2009 to clean the lake. Initially, it was hard to get their attention but we didn’t give up. Innumerable phone calls and letters later, they responded in 2010. When we joined hands with BBMP, they were helpful in cleaning the lake.

"With the help of volunteers, we planted over 125 trees. After the lake was cleaned, we planted 100 more. Now there are over 220 trees around the lake and we maintain them regularly.” said Usha, a member of PNLIT.

“We divided this project into two phases. The first one was to prevent littering by fencing the entire lake. Simultaneously, we planned to develop a children’s park around the lake in the near future. We laid a pathway and installed benches around the lake to make it people-friendly. In the second phase, we planned to redirect the sewage from flowing into the lake. We have requested Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board officials to look into this issue. We will be soon be installing lights around the lake,” said Chandrashekar, a BBMP official.

Meanwhile, Mahindra group has organised a contest "Sparks" on the Puttenhalli lake in which readers can vote and enter the finale.

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