India Inc came forward to adopt six lakes in Bengaluru for rejuvenation, said the industry apex body CII on Wednesday.
The six water bodies adopted by the industry are Kenchenhalli lake by Meritor CVC India Ltd, Doddathogur lake by Elcia, Shikaripalya by Wipro, Yarandahalli lake and Kammasandra lake by Biocon and Maragondanahalli lake by Timken India Ltd.
The five firms have signed an agreement with the Karnataka government to adopt the lakes located in and around the city at the annual meet of the Confederation of Indian Industry (Karnataka chapter).
Lauding India Inc for adopting the lakes, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy urged the industry to adopt more lakes and water bodies across the southern state for saving them and protecting the environment.
Kumaraswamy called on the industry to come forward and adopt more lakes and water-bodies across Karnataka.
"As our government is committed to rejuvenating lakes across the state, we will support any corporate coming forward to assist us in saving them," said Kumaraswamy on the occasion.
State Industry Minister K.J. George said the industry had offered to partially fund the metro rail project from Silk Board junction in the city's southwest suburb to KR Puram junction in northeast suburb.
"Work is in full swing to complete the 72km route in the second phase of the metro network after completing 42km in the first phase across the city. The industry will partially fund the Silk Board-K.R. Puram line through a unique funding method," said George.
Surin Automotive Ltd Managing Director Aman Choudhari and Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Ltd Managing Director Sandeep Singh were elected as the new chairman and vice-chairman of the CII Karnataka chapter.