Save Asia's Second Largest Lake Which is About To Die

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Our Asia’s Second largest lake “Shantisagara” (Sulekere) which is located in channagiri, Davanagere District, Karnataka, India  is about to die because of illegal encroachment and 70% of the lake is filled with Shilt. “KHADGA” Sangha ( A Group Of Working Professionals ) started campaign from last one year to save our Second largest lake but received very negligible responses from the government officers and politicians.

On this matter we have already contacted Ex and Current  MLA/MP’s of Davanagere and Chitradurga District, but they have directly said they can’t involve in this operation and it does not comes under their authority and few of them supported our activity just for the sake.

Hence We request everyone to sign this petition to save our Asia’s second largest lake and to work towards its development.

The Final Petition will be submitted with the Decision makers Honohonour prime minister of india, Honourable chief minister of Karnataka, District commissioner Davanagere and Dr. Sri. Shivamurthi Shivacharyaru Taralabalu Mutt Sirigere Chitradurga District. 


According to the information collected the lakes total area is 6650 acres and currently almost 2000 acres are encroached by people illegally And also 80% of the lake is filled with silt.

 "KhadgaSvayamSevakara Sangha” group of working professionals (BE/MTech/B.SC/CA/MSc/MCA/MBA/Phd/BA/Bcom/Medical/LLB) having 2000+ members ( fighting to protect our environment) started a campaign in "channagiri(T), Davanagere (D), Karnataka to protect the lake and here is the brief summary of the same.

 1. Visited 110+ villages and trying to make awareness in people about our Lake and getting huge response.

2. Conducted Student Rally’s in Channagiri.

3. Conducted 20KM PADAYATRA from Sulekere to channagiri to make awareness in people.

4. Sri. Dr. ShivamurthyShivacharyaSwamiji, Taralubalu Mutt, Chitradurga is supporting our activity.

5. Mr. Santosh Hegde, Retired chief justice of Supreme court is supporting our activity.

6. Sandalhood actors Mr. Kishore and Mrs. RoopaIyyer is supporting our activity.

7. Dr. Sri Gurubasava Swamiji Virakta Mutt Pandumatti and Sri. Shantaveera Mahaswamiji Hire Mutt channagiri Taluk, davanagere District are supporting our activity.

8. We are not in favour or opposite of any political party.

9. Our agenda is to protect our Asisa's second largest lake.

Our district commissioner is ready to clear the encroachment and mark the boundary but our government may take lot of time to sanction the fund for trenching and to form a bund surrounding the lake.

Our lake may completely wanish/die within few years if we wait for fund from the government. Hence we are looking for your help to protect our lake.

We have a project plan where we can conduct desilting work zero investment from the government but the funding is required only to form the bund which surrounds the lake.

I request you to kindly consider this request and request everyone to sign in this petition.

On this matter we have already contacted and lodged a complaint with District Commissioner, MLA, Taluk, Irrigation department and tourism staff officers but did not receive any response yet.

People of Davanagere and Chitradurga are completely reliant on this lake water for drinking and farming purpose..

Please find the below ephemeral summary about the lake.


1. Construction of Sulekere 11-12 century

2. Length of the Lake 8 KM’s

3. Average Breadth of the lake 4-5 KM’s

4.Total Area 61 Sq. KM

5. Actual Area. 6650 Acres

6. Current Area 4500 – 5000 Acres.

7. Encroached Area 1500 – 2000 Acres.

8. Water Sources Haridravati Stream ( HireHalla ), Mavinaholekere Stream and BhadraCannal.


 • Feeds water to 5000 Acres.

• 600+ Villages are depending on this lake, for both drinking and farming purposes.

• 5-10 lakh farmers life is depending on this lake.

• Supplies drinking water to Davanagere and chitradurga. 

 ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರೆ ಸಾವಿನಂಚಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಏಷ್ಯಾದ ಎರಡನೇ ಅತಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೆರೆ ಶಾಂತಿಸಾಗರದ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಜನ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು ಪ್ರತಿ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ, ಶಾಂತಿಸಾಗರವನ್ನು ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ತಾಣ ಮಾಡುವ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಿಂದ ಅನುದಾನವನ್ನು ತಂದು ಕಟ್ಟಡ, ಯಾತ್ರಿ ನಿವಾಸ, ವೀಕ್ಷಣಾ ಮಂದಿರ ಗಳನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟಿ ಅವುಗಳ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆ ಇಲ್ಲದೆಯೆ ಕಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಕಟ್ಟಡಗಳು ಇಂದು ಪಾಲು ಬಿದ್ದಿದ್ದು ಅಕ್ರಮ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳ ತಾಣವಾಗಿವೆ.

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ಖಡ್ಗ ಸಂಘದ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಂತಿಸಾಗರದ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿಯೆಂದರೆ ಕೆರೆಯ ಗಡಿಯನ್ನು ಸರ್ವೇ ಮಾಡಿಸಿ, ಹೂಳು ತೆಗೆಸಿ, ಕೆರೆಯ ನೀರಿನ ಶೇಖರಣಾ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯವನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸುವುದು ಎಂಬ ನಿಲುವಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದರಿಂದ ಖಡ್ಗ ಸಂಘದ ನಿಲುವನ್ನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸುವವರು ತಪ್ಪದೇ ಈ ಪಿಟಿಷನ್ ಅನ್ನು ಸೈನ್ ಇನ್ ಮಾಡುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ಶಾಂತಿಸಾಗರ ಉಳಿಸಿ ಅಭಿಯಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಬ್ಮ್ಯಾಲಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿ ಖಡ್ಗ ಸಂಘವು ವಿನಂತಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ.

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