Minor Irrigation Dept’s Apathy towards Bengaluru Lake Encroachment Appalls NGT

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy” – Jane Goodall.

Wiser words could not be spoken.

The National Green Tribunal was shocked to discover that the Minor Irrigation Dept’s response to removing Varthur lake encroachments was to simply set up an expert committee.

This “solution” was hit upon by the department to look for an alternative way to the roads and pipes at the Varthur lake.

Though the NGT committee does not see the need for this expert committee, they have nevertheless asked for a report from the department. The former warned the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to ensure that no sewage should enter the lake during and post dewatering and weeding.

They warned that the state government should and will take action against BWSSB if found so otherwise.

Sometimes, doing things for namesake is worse than not doing anything.

Let us be more aware of our actions in our daily living as we strive with each step, to restore Bangalore’s jewels, its lakes.

Join us on our journey Wake the Lake project where we strive to revive the lakes of Bengaluru. Read more at http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2019/jun/26/lake-encroachment-appoint-expert-panel-1995392.html

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