Feb. 28, 2020

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the constitution of a joint committee to take water samples from Ulsoor lake to ascertain whether the lake is being polluted owing to illegal activity.


  • Ulsoor Lake or Halasuru Lake is one of the biggest lakes in Bengaluru.

  • It is also known as Halasuru Lake. It derives its name from the name of the locality it is situated, namely, Halasuru in Bangalore.

  • Even though the lake is dated to Kempegowdas' time, the present lake was created by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, the then Commissioner of Bangalore. 

Source : The Hindu