Sri Jagannatha Rao
Award Category : Government Official of the Year
Year : 2017
Working as a Deputy Conservator of Forests and Lakes with the #BBMP, Jagannatha Rao has for decades now tireless worked towards protecting our environment. Known for evicting encroachments and fencing 48 lakes in the city, he has actively involved the local communities and has educated them on how to preserve and maintain our lakes. In the past one year, Kalkere lake (area-186 acres), Challakere lake, Kempambudhi, Mahadevapura, have been rejuvenated and developmental works are in progress in lakes such as Kundalahalli, Kodige Singasandra, Mangammanapalya, Basapura Lakes.