BENGALURU: SKF India and United Way Bengaluru will work together for reviving and maintaining Mantapa Lake off Jigani Road, South Bengaluru, and improve the ground water levels, company informed.
The intervention spanning five years will undertake several activities at Mantapa Kere which is spread over 41 acres.
“In alignment with SKF’s community care vision of creating positive changes in the life of the communities in the neighboring operations, the initiative “SKF Eco Impact” also aims in bringing about community ownership through active volunteerism.
SKF India initiated Mantapa Lake restoration with United Way Bengaluru under its Environmental Sustainability community care project named SKF Eco Impact Park, company informed.
Wake the Lake is a campaign of United Way Bengaluru to revive the dying lakes of the city.
SKF India has signed an MoU with United Way to clean Mantapa lake which was deteriorating due to years of waste dump.
This will include desilting the lake, increasing its water holding capacity, installation of silt traps, soil enhancing measures and increasing biodiversity around the lake. It will also include tree plantation through volunteer engagement by SKF.
Manish Bhatnagar, MD, SKF India said, “We are rapidly depleting our water bodies which has created a negative impact on the environment. Freshwater bodies in most cities, which were once our source of drinking water, have sadly been relentlessly abused over the years.”