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Effluent treatment plants might prove insufficient, say experts 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Lakes in and around city vanishing 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Basin water spread for three urban lakes shrinks by 40%
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Now, fire breaks out in Benniganahalli lake 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A fire broke out on the Benniganahalli lake in the city, leaving residents living around it shocked. Jerry George from Benniganahalli could not believe his eyes when he saw thick smoke rising from the water body.

"I was standing on the balcony of my apartment around 11.30 am when I saw the fire," said George. He then took pictures and shared them with his friends through a WhatsApp group. It is learnt that the lake comes under the Bangalore Development Authority. Eventually, it became a garbage dump.

Four months ago, fire broke out in Bellandur lake too drawing the ire of the National Green Tribunal, which had made a scathing remark on the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) stating that they were the only government agencies in the world responsible for lakes on fire.

KLCDA chairperson G Vidyasagar was not available for comment.
DH News Service
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How Bidar beat back the drought 28.4.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
As Karnataka reels from drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago. Lalitha Sridhar reports
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Miles to go to slake our thirst 28.4.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Faraway wells and ponds, and the occasional water tanker, are the only hope for the residents of some districts in Andhra Pradesh. When even these fail, as they often do in the searing heat, it becomes a struggle to continue normal life
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In Sirohi village, toilets good for only taking bath! 28.4.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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KCR vows to fight anti-Telangana forces till last drop of blood 27.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
On its 16th formation day, the TRS held a massive show of in this Telangana town on Thursday with the party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao vowing to fight anti-Telangana forces and serve people till the last drop of his blood.
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In Yogi 'raj', Ayodhya's world famous 'Ram Leela', Mathura's 'Ras Leela' to restart 27.4.2017 Zee News : States
Yogi Adityanath is keen on restarting the traditional and world famous Ram Leela that was enacted in Ayodhya for several decades but was abruptly ended some years back.
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Desperation-fuelled drilling 27.4.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Excessive borewell drilling has savaged the landscape and water table of Andhra Pradesh, and hit the livelihoods of water-starved farmers badly
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Yogi orders better utilities at religious places in UP 27.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered for better public facilities including approach roads, toilets, rest houses, places to sit and drinking water, an official said on Thursday.
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Citizens plan movement to protect other dying lakes 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The fact that the NGT rap has forced civic agencies to come together for Bellandur Lake has encouraged citizens who are planning to launch a movement to protect all the lakes in the city.
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KSPCB issues closure orders to six units near Bellandur Lake 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday issued closure orders to six industrial units in the Bellandur Lake catchment area.
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Facelift work begins at polluted lakes 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A team of officials from BDA, BBMP and KSPCB, headed by Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, urban development department (UDD), visited Bellandur and Varthur lakes on Wednesday morning. The water bodies have been in the news for the high levels of pollutants in them, leading to frothing. "Work has started on the ground and visible improvement can be seen. Directions have been issued to the officials to show results at the earliest," Jain told DH. "Three JCBs have started work and we have asked BDA to get more to clear the weeds. Work will pick up pace from this weekend. Wire mesh has come up near the waste weir. Directions have been issued to BBMP to instal more cameras. At present, they have installed five. Directions have been issued to instal focused lights on the bund area and periphery of Bellandur lake, where strict vigil is required," Jain said. Directions have been issued to the police, home guards and BMTF to book cases against offenders, he added. The officials visited the locations ...
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Govt claim on visible progress false: IISc team 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
While the officials from various civic agencies and Urban Development Department are making tall claims that visible progress is being made on the ground in clearing weeds and silt from Bellandur lake, a team of experts from Indian Institute of Science and Lake Expert Committee has claimed that this is just a gimmick. Prof T V Ramachandra of IISc's Centre for Ecological Sciences, who is also a member of the committee, said, "I visited the site with my students and found that what they claimed and what is on ground are two different things. They are removing the silt from Yemalur side where there is thick vegetation. "They should have started working from Iblur side where the weeds are fresh. Getting into water and cleaning the water body will be faster and easier. This will also show people that work is happening on the ground. Going by the present way the government is working, it will take one year to clear the weeds." He said the government officials should take the help of the local fishermen and ...
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Lake police squad formed 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Whitefield division police have formed a squad named Lake Police for the security of the Bellandur lake premises.

Around four to five Home Guards are deployed at key locations around the lake to prevent dumping of garbage as well as to keep an eye on encroachment, a senior police officer said.

"Ideally, the BBMP has to place a request with the Police Department seeking security. Only then, we will deploy our men. But as a proactive measure, we have for now deployed Home Guards at various locations around the lake," DCP (Whiefield) Narayanaswamy said.


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30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration.
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Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data.
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IISc professor's blueprint favours Jakkur model for Bellandur, Varthur lakes 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A blueprint for rejuvenation of Bellandur and Varthur lakes has called for treatment of sewage through integrated constructed wetlands on the lines of the Jakkur lake model. This model has combined secondary treatment plant with constructed wetlands and algae ponds to remove nutrients from the lake. Prepared by Dr T V Ramachandra and team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Centre for Ecological Studies, the blueprint also seeks recovery of the area identified for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the region between Agaram and Bellandur lakes. The Revised Master Plan (RMP-2015) had shown this area as 40 acres. On the suggested Jakkur model, the blueprint said: "Complete removal of nutrients and chemical contaminants happens when treated sewage (secondary treated) passes through constructed wetlands and algae pond, undergoes bio-physical and chemical processes. The water in the lake is almost potable with minimal nutrients and microbial counts." This model, it said, has been functional successfully ...
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KSPCB holds meet to decide on closure of polluting units 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of a high-level committee of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) held a meeting on Tuesday to prepare the final orders to close down 10 polluting industries around Bellandur lake. The meeting was held after the KSPCB had slapped closure orders on two polluting industries on Monday. "The approval from the board was needed before issuing orders as we do not want any legal hassles," said KSPCB chairman Lakshman. He said all the papers were finalised and closure orders will be issued the first thing on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the inspection committee checked 48 water-based industries. "I have sought a detailed report on each of them, including which are the ones complying with the standards and how many are pending closure. Directions have also been issued to intensify the inspection of industries and apartments. People have to cooperate as the officers are following court orders," Lakshman added. Lakshman added that the inspection committee members have also been directed to follow the ...
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Fiscal deficit to be reduced to 3 per cent by 2019: NITI Aayog 25.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The NITI Aayog on Tuesday said it has proposed to reduce the fiscal deficit be brought down to three per cent of the GDP by 2018-19.
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