Performance audit on Conservation and Ecological restoration of Lakes under the jurisdiction of Lake Development Authority and Urban Local Bodies: Government of Karnataka

The Comptroller and Auditor General has said the Lake Development Authority and urban local bodies have taken up conservation and development of lakes in an "ad hoc manner" without proper coordination with each other. The results of performance audit showed that implementing agencies had taken up conservation and development work in lakes in an ad-hoc manner without adequate prioritisation and coordination amongst each other, CAG said in a report tabled in the Assembly on 29-06-2015. The performance audit on 'Conservation and Ecological restoration of Lakes under the jurisdiction of Lake Development Authority and Urban Local Bodies' was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the initiatives taken by various agencies involved in conservation and rejuvenation of lakes in urban and semi-urban areas. The performance audit for the period 2009-14 covered the activities relating to conservation and restoration of lakes in the Revenue Department, Forest Department, Urban Development Department and Fisheries Department. The audit also covers the role of various implementing agencies namely Lake Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Development Authority, Belgavi and Hubballi-Dharwad city corporations, Pollution Control Board and Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board.

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