Infosys signed MoU to restore Hebbal Lake to its old glory at a cost of Rs. 30 crore

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One of the biggest lake conservation projects under the PPP mode in the State, Infosys Foundation has joined hands with the district administration in Mysuru and other stakeholders for the conservation of Hebbal Lake. The Foundation is funding a whopping Rs. 30 crore for restoring the lake.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for restoring the lake to its past glory was signed by Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, and Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha. An year ago, the lake was a thriving water body but it got polluted and is now surrounded by housing blocks and industries,
Ms. Murthy told The Hindu that the lake conservation project will be completed in a span of 15 months. Thereafter, the lake’s maintenance will be given to the Mysore City Corporation. A major chunk of the funds will go for setting up a sewage treatment plant (STP) which will come up on a three-acre land next to the lake. The 8-mld capacity sewage treatment plant will recycle sewage water and release it into the lake.
Ms. Murthy said, “My husband (Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy) has a special bond with Mysuru. The Mysuru kings protected our language and culture”
“We did the ground work for six months before reaching this stage of signing the MoU. The work will start immediately. The ownership will remain with the government,” stated Ms. Shikha while thanking Ms. Murthy. Public amenities will come up on the lake precincts, and the Hebbal lake campus can emerge as a tourist destination once the conservation was completed, she added.

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