Mangaluru: The state government has decided to develop seven water bodies in the limits of Mangaluru South constituency at an estimated cost of Rs 3.65 crore, said Mangaluru South MLA D Vedavyasa Kamath.
Speaking to presspersons here on Friday he informed that a total of nine waterbodies will be developed in the city to address the concern of depleting groundwater table.
“Barring the Gujjarakere lake at Jeppu, which will be developed under the Smart City Project, the other eight water bodies will be developed by Mangaluru Urban Development Authority(MUDA).
Bids have been invited to develop seven lakes – Kaibattalu lake in Kadri (90 lakh), Jogi mutt lake (80 lakh), Kulshekhar lake (70 lakh), Jeppinamogaru Karmbhisthana Sri Vaidyanatha Temple lake (25 lakh), Jalligudda lake (65 lakh), Kudroli Nadupalli Jumma Masjid lake (25 lakh) and Bajal village Kundodi lake (10 lakh).
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Apart from this MUDA has begun work on developing Bairadi lake at an estimated cost of Rs 1.30 crore. An additional Rs 70 lakh is expected for Bairady lake development from the government,” said Kamath.