Karnataka govt signs MoUs with corporates for lake rejuvenation

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on March 06, 2019 Published on March 06, 2019

HD Kumaraswamy, Karnataka Chief Minister

The Karnataka government has signed MoUs with corporates in the State for the rejuvenation of six lakes in Bengaluru.

The MoUs were announced by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Karnataka Annual Meet 2019 held on Wednesday.

Lakes identified

The six lakes adopted by the industry are Kenchenhalli Lake (was adopted by Meritor CVC India), Doddathogur Lake (ELCIA), Shikaripalya Lake (Wipro), Yarandahalli Lake (Biocon), Kammasandra Lake (Biocon), and Maragondanahalli Lake (Timken India).

Addressing CII members, the Chief Minister urged them to come forward and adopt more lakes and waterbodies across the State. He said the State government is committed to the rejuvenation of lakes and promised full support to corporates coming forward to assist the government in this regard.

KJ George, Karnataka Minister for Large and Medium, Industries, said that over the last five years the government has completed 42 km of metro line in the city and work is in full swing for 72 km.

‘Leverage technology’

Delivering the keynote address at the CII Karnataka Annual Meet 2019, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon, said, “The world is celebrating Women’s Week and we must endeavour to get more women in business. It is important for women to be part of the economic mainstream because we have many capable and competent women in this country.”

“We need to leverage everything that we have done right to become agile and start developing technology-based leadership in a global sense,” she said. “If we want to be agile in the use of technology, we must plan now to leverage technology along with the vast talent pool available in Bengaluru.”

New Office-bearers

At CII Karnataka’s annual meet, Aman Choudhari, Managing Director of Surin Automotive, was elected Chairman and Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, Vice-Chairman.

Published on March 06, 2019
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