Understanding the urgent need to restore and protect lakes, the Government of Karnataka constituted an Expert Committee vide G.O. No. PWD-82-IMB85, dated 26.07.85 headed by Shri N. Lakshman Rao, to study the problems and suggest remedies for the preservation and restoration of the existing lakes in the metropolitan area of Bangalore City.
The summary of recommendations of the Expert Committee are as given below:
Appreciating the urgency for integrated development of lakes, the Department of Forest, Environment & Ecology, Government of Karnataka proposed the Constitution of the Lake Development Authority. The first of its kind in the country, the Lake Development Authority is now functional. The authority is chaired by the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.