An effort to revive Akravati - Bangalore - City - NEWS - The Times of India
A team of BJP legislators led by Yelahanka MLA S R Vishwanath will undertake a four-day padayatra from September 3 along the course of
Arkavathy river to propagate the importance of reviving it.
About 300 people, including pontiffs of various mutts, will also participate in the 190-km-long padayatra under the banner of Arkavathy River Conservation Forum. The padayatra, which will begin from Nandi Hills, where the river originates, will culminate at the confluence (Sangama) near Srirangapatna in Mandya.
"Our basic idea is to create awareness and make people realize the significance of reviving the river,'' Vishwanath told reporters.
The government has already done its bit and sanctioned Rs 2 crore for undertaking a survey to revive the river. "Now, it's for the people to support the cause,'' he added.
The river, which is one of the main sources of drinking water supply to Bangalore, started drying up in 1984 due to neglect.