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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. "It is reducing because of receding rains," Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni told PTI, here today. Incessant rains on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lakes water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rains had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. "This, however, is not the scene today," she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth flying around. After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ...
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Bengaluru: Bellandur foam covers roads, enters flats 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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NGT pulls up Karnataka government on Bellandur lake frothing 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Frothing began after rain on Aug. 15, 16
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As froth spills out of Bellandur lake, effluents keep flowing in 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stern warning to the State government to get its act together or face action, things don’t seem to have improved in the city’s froth...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Activists laud NGT's close follow-ups on Bellandur lake clean-up 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Citizens actively monitoring the efforts to save Bellandur lake are happy that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is pursuing the matter seriously. Nagesh Aras, a member of Bellandur Lake Citizen Team, set up by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to monitor the progress of the water bodys restoration, praised the NGT for closely following up on the work. "The NGT's approach to monitoring the progress through a local officer is significant. This will force the administration into taking timely action with the active involvement of citizen watch bodies," he said. He added that though the administration claims that the expert committee report was implemented in part, the haphazard sequence of work has caused waste of money. "For example, the action plan called for monitoring and identification of the sources of pollution. But till today, the majority of the sources have not been identified at all while the KSPCB tries to show activity by persecuting lakeside apartments which are responsible for a mere ...
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Will clean Bellandur lake in 2 years: CM 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka government is taking all steps to clean the dirty Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, and all the problems will be fixed within a year or two, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said here on Thursday.

Speaking to journalists in the national capital, the chief minister said: "The government is concerned about the froth emanating from the lake, and a team of officials is looking into the issue."

On the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) repeated criticism of the lake restoration works undertaken by his government, he said: "Our officials and the legal team will handle this issue."

Due to heavy rain in Bengaluru in the past two days, Bellandur lake once again spilled toxic foam, raising foul smell and pollution in the neighbourhood.
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Chief secy holds meet, takes stock of rain havoc 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Two days after rainwater flooded parts of Bengaluru, Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia held a review meeting on Thursday with officials of all civic agencies to assess the situation. The city witnessed heavy rainfall late on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, leaving several areas inundated. He took officials to task for the inconvenience citizens experienced. "I have sought a detailed report and a list of those responsible. No erring official will be spared," he told DH. He directed the additional chief secretaries to ensure that the damages are set right. "I was told that there was a breach of the retaining walls of the lakes and this is sheer negligence to take up work during monsoon. Notices will be issued to officials responsible for this. Orders have been issued to clear encroachments at the earliest," he said. He said the rainfall received was abnormal. However, keeping previous instances in mind, the officials should have been well prepared to tackle such a situation. Regarding ...
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NGT summons govt officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pulling up the Karnataka government for its failure to address the pollution in the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned top state officials to explain the action taken on its directions so far. The NGT principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Additional Chief Secretary, who heads the Department of Urban Development, and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority to appear before it on August 22 and submit a compliance report on its April 19 direction to protect the water body. The bench asked the state government to explain how many big canals (rajakaluves) had been cleaned so far, how much waste was removed from the rajakaluves and from Bellandur lake, where the waste was dumped, what preventive steps had been taken to check effluents entering the water body and fire episodes in lakes. Sajan Poovayya, senior counsel appearing for Namma Bengaluru Foundation, produced audio visuals on the fresh frothing in Bellandur lake and the ...
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Sewage water seeps into houses in Dollar Colony 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Three storm water drains (SWD) had breached leading the sewage water to seep into the houses near Bannerghatta Road in Dollars Colony. The house of former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah was also not deprived of this menace. After the heavy rainfall on Monday midnight, the breach in the storm water drain had led to the overflow of the sewage water causing waterlogging in this posh colony. Narayan N, a local resident, said, " The encroachment of Vaishnavi Apartment on the SWD has led to this menace. About 20-30 houses in the street have been affected. It is a risk to peoples health." Narayan also charged that none of the BBMP officials responded to the issue despite several complaints. However, Prakash, SWD, Dollars Colony, BBMP, said that they had constructed the SWD on the next day itself. "We have built the SWD on the very next day of the rain. But it is true that the apartment has encroached the SWD. We are working towards clearing some space," said Prakash. Meanwhile, Siddaiah said, "This was Ningayanna ...
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Activists demand action to prevent Mysuru from going the B'luru way 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Even before Independence, Mysuru was hailed for being a planned city. It had a well-designed underground drainage system and was believed to be a 'royal city' because it was known for being well-maintained and clean. Of late however, the city is going the Bengaluru way as the officials concerned have failed to plan infrastructure according to the expansion of the city. They have also failed to maintain the existing systems in good condition. Of late, there has been discussion on the encroachment of canals that once pumped water to Kukkarahalli Lake which is situated in the heart of the city. Many lakes, which once dotted the city landscape, such as the Doddakere, Subarayana Kere, Jakkarayana Kere, etc have given way to so called development. A canal, that is also called Rajakaluve, which originates at the Vishwamanava Park, near the JSS Vidyapeetha, passes through the Doddakere Grounds and along the Ooty Road before reaching the Sewage Farm in Vidyaranyapuram. It flows to the brim when it rains and ...
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Bellandur toxic foam: CM Siddaramiah says problem will be solved in 2 years 17.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who was in New Delhi assured that the Bellandur lake frothing will be solved but it will take time.
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Lake in Bengaluru spews 'toxic froth' 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As the citys Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth raising concerns among residents in its vicinity, Karnataka Chief Minister today said the problem will be solved in one or two years. Torrential rains that hit the city in the last few days has aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. Videos showing cars being engulfed by a large pack of froth, purportedly taken near Bellandur lake, have now gone viral. The residents nearby the lake are the worst hit with froth flying all over the area and strong stench emerging from the polluted water. Residents who complain about coming in contact with toxic froth flying all around, have expressed fear about them developing disease. Speaking to reporters in Delhi about the frothing lakes in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said government is taking all necessary actions. When pointed out about it being a long standing issue, he said "it is there...it will be solved in one ...
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Bellandur Lake menace: CM Siddaramaiah assures of action within 1-2 years 17.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The Bellandur Lake once again spilled toxic foam earlier on Thursday
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Namma Bengaluru Habba on Sunday 17.8.2017 Hindu: News
The day-long event will be held at Sankey Tank
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Embassy Group Celebrates the Spirit of Independence With a Special Tribute on 70th Independence Day of India 17.8.2017 New Kerala: Business India
BENGALURU, August 17, 2017 : Embassy Group, a leading property developer celebrated the 70th Independence Day in Bangalore by lightning up one of their premium residential development, Embassy Lake Terraces in Tricolour and showcasing a visual treat narrating the vision of Mahatma Gandhi leading India towards independence and progress; and seamlessly integrating various facets of Embassy Group in a spectacular drop of the Indian flag using 3D projection.
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After Bengaluru's Bellandur lake, pollution in Musi river in Hyderabad becomes cause of worry 17.8.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Telangana) , August 17 : The residents putting up close to the Musi river in Hyderabad have started complaining of foul smell and pollution, due to the spillage of sewage waste and chemical mixture in the area.
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Bellandur lake froth: NGT summons top Karnataka officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Pulling up the Karnataka Government for its failure to address the pollution in Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned the state government's top officials to explain the what action the government took on directions issued by it earlier, on August 22. The NGT Principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed that the Additional Chief Secretary to Department of Urban Development and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority should be present in the court and submit a compliance report on its earlier direction issued on April 19 on
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Bengaluru's Varthur lake spills toxic foam on streets 17.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Locals believe that this toxic foam could cause an epidemic in the area.
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Bellandur lake issue will be solved within 1 or 2 years: Siddaramaiah 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said the state government is taking all steps to address the problems in Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru and assured that all issues will be resolved in within one or two years.

"The government is taking all necessary action. All problems will be solved within one or two years," the CM told reporters after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

"The government is also concerned about the froth emanating from the lake and a team of officials have been formed to look into the issue, he said.

Due to heavy rain in Bengaluru for the past two days, the Bellandur Lake once again spilt toxic foam, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution.

Earlier, the CM met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and requested him to sanction more funds to the state to take up drought relief works.
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