MAPSAS, an acronym for “Mahadevapura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivrudhi Samiti”, is a not for
profit registered Trust that was formed in 2011 to revive and rejuvenate lakes in the Bellandur
ORR/Sarjapur Road/Harlur Road area.
Over the past 7 years MAPSAS has successfully partnered with BBMP to revive Kaikondrahalli lake,
Chikka Ambalipura Lake, Kasavanahalli Lake, Saul Kere, Dodda Ambalipura Lake, Harlur Lake and Iblur
MAPSAS has a MOU with BBMP to further the primary objective of reviving 2 lake chains in the
aforementioned vicinity with specific focus on lake, Kaikondrahalli Chikka Ambalipura Lake,
Kasavanahalli Lake and Saul Kere.
Our top priority is to encourage biodiversity in and around the lake, engage the community to play an
active role protecting the lake as a thriving ecosystem, social justice thru livelihood creation from lake
and Accessibility to all.
MAPSAS has demonstrated its capability to interact and coordinate with various government agencies,
closely engage the local community in the maintenance of the revived lake(s), get funding support from
Corporates through funding agencies like United Way.
Through our work, we hope to inspire communities in other parts of the city to also start something similar. MAPSAS will also continue to be an advisory core team to support revival of lakes plus the ‘Better Neighbourhood Project’ initiatives in the Mahadevapura, HSR Layout, Sarjapur Road, Marathahalli areas. Healthy lakes, along with their accompanying ecosystems are critical for the continuing health and vitality of Bangalore especially given the development trajectory that this city has seen in the recent past.