The Bellandur lake at Bangalore infamous for its white toxic froth appears to have chosen yet another heir to take forward its legacy.
The sarcasm in the above statement is as clear as our continuing greed to exploit our lakes.
After Varthur, Kaggadasapura lake is the next in line, to follow Bellandur lake’s footsteps.
Following the rapid foaming at the Kaggadasapura lake, Bangalore’s Municipal Corporation BBMP has stepped in and picked up the cudgels to revive the lake.
The idea to set up a sewage treatment plant was promised to the citizens by the former Mayor Sampath Raj. BBMP is now following up on it.
They have already called for its tender and are awaiting the government’s approval. The work for the implementation of the plant is expected to begin within a fortnight.
Citizen activists have always carried out cleaning drives at the lake in the past. But owing to some friction with local politicians, their work has been shut down.
But now everyone can breathe easy knowing that the lake will soon be receiving urgent care.
The March data put out by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board is indigestible. Or better put, undrinkable.
No water body in the city is reported to have a satisfactory Water Quality Index.
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