·        Regulating a buffer of around 2 Km on either side of the Arkavathi and Kumudvathi courses (within the catchment) for protecting the Tippagondanahalli Reservoir from further deterioration.

 

·        Implementing necessary measures to prevent alteration of drainage course or impediments to the flow of water along the Arkavathi and Kumudvathi rivers.

                       

·        Checking of the uncontrolled disposal of effluent/sewage into the streams/surface water bodies within the catchment.  Implementing suitable measures for controlling over exploitation of groundwater in the catchment.  Implementing proper waste management system and implementing programmes for revival of the tanks in the catchments.

 

And whereas in order to ensure improvement in the quantity and quality of inflow of water into Tippagondanahalli Reservoir, Karnataka State Pollution control Board has recommended to regulate the development in the catchment areas in its 146 meeting held on 24-7-2002.  The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has taken the decision not to accord consent for any industry, as this is bound to change the surface contours and affect the catchment’s drainage pattern.  The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has recommended to the Government that the area identified by ISRO be declared as a sensitive zone under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and also suggested to constitute a separate Authority for the conservation of ‘Tippagondanahalli catchment area’.

 

And whereas in a meeting held on 08-07-2003 chaired by the Principal Secretary, Urban Development, it was resolved to protect this ecologically sensitive area.  Since the quality and quantity of water supplied from Tippagondanahalli Reservoir will have direct impact on large population of Bangalore and whereas the Government considers it necessary to protect the catchment area of Tippagondanahalli Reservoir to prevent any activity that would lead to contamination of the reservoir.

 

And whereas the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred under section 23 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 has delegated the powers vested in it under section 5 of the said Act of the State of Karnataka vide Notification No. S.O.152 (E) dated 10-2-1988.

 

Now therefore in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, (Central Act 29 (86) read with Notification No. S.O. 152 (E), dated 10-02-88, the Government of Karnataka having considered it necessary in the public interest hereby issues the following directions in respect of Tippagondanahalli Reservoir catchment areas which are categorized into four zones comprising of areas specified in column (2) of the schedule falling under the corresponding zones specified in column (1) thereof and also specify the nature of restricted or regulated activities in these areas in column (3) and the Authorities responsible for regularization of the activities in column (4).