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Bellandur: High flows the froth 18.8.2017
Bengaluru: The 25-foot fence that serves as a buffer between two famously polluted lakes - Bellandur and Varthur - and the people who live around them, proved no match for the downpour of the last few days. Much to the dismay of residents, the toxic foam has burst its paltry barricades, entering residential complexes and engulfing passing vehicles. Even more troubling, however, is the fact that it has begun to travel down the valley towards other lakes, including Kaggadasarapura Kere, which have also begun to froth. Irate residents say they clean it themselves each day as the government has proved completely unresponsive.  "The blatant negligence by the KSPCB and Lake Development Authority has led us to this situation," said Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO Namma Bengaluru Foundation. The consequences of this pollution are both immediate and far-reaching - apartments have been forced to abandon their swimming pools and playgrounds after foam entered the buildings too. Raw sewage from these ...
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‘Public-private participation need to rejuvenate Najafgarh drain’ 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Water is of great concern to future generations and the government and private companies should come together to rejuvenate the Najafgarh basin, said Union Minister of State for Urban Development Rao ...
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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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Punnami Ghat witnesses hectic water sports activity 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The serene Punnami Ghat here was abuzz with water sports activities on Thursday as Andhra Pradesh police teams enthusiastically participated in a demonstration-cum-practice session in canoeing and kay...
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Bengaluru lakes are frothing and a household item may be the cause 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
Scientists say excessive phosphorus from detergent, which enters the lakes along with sewage, is creating the foam
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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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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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Bengaluru lake spouts foul-smelling toxic foam; residents alarmed 17.8.2017 The Tribune
Bengaluru, August 17 Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake’s spewed toxic foam on Thursday, as rising pollution levels in the lake continues to cause alarm residents of the city.   “This foam problem has been there for a very long time. Due to heavy rain for past two days, the water level has increased and now the foam is spilled over the whole bridge. Because of this, it is difficult for commuters to drive on the road. The residents are also trying hard to solve this matter,” a local resident Jitesh said. Toxic foam makes it difficult for drive on the road. It has also cause fear of an epidemic outbreak in the area. Pollution in the Bellandur Lake, the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru, has grown to alarming proportions in the recent past. The foam has also caught fire on some occasions. Heavy rain on August 15 resulted foam spilling out of the lake on to the areas nearby. The lakes toxicity has even forced the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to take up the case suo moto.  On April 19, the NGT directed ...
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Pollution alert: B'luru industries under scanner after Bellandur lake spill 17.8.2017 The Asian Age | Home
The locals also believe that this toxic foam would cause an epidemic in the area.
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Bengaluru lake spews toxic foam again, residents fear an epidemic 17.8.2017
Bengaluru: The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru once again spilled toxic foam, on Thursday, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution. "This foam problem has been there for a very long time. Due to heavy rains for the past two days, the water level has increased and now the foam has overloaded the whole bridge. Because of this, it is difficult for commuters to drive on the road. The residents are also trying hard to solve this matter," a local resident Jitesh said. The commuters were not able to drive due to the intense foam giving them a tough time. (Photo: ANI/Twitter) Locals also believe that this toxic foam would cause an epidemic in the area. Highly-polluted Bellandur Lake, the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru, has spilled toxic foam many times in the recent past and on several occasions the toxic foam also caught fire. — ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2017 On August 15, the lake spilled toxic foam after heavy overnight rain ...
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Chennai: Two-month rain has gone down the drain 17.8.2017
Chennai: From now on, Greater Chennai that comprises suburbs located in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts will have to rely only on artificial ways to meet its drinking water needs. The capital city has lost its eco balance in water conservation. The surplus rains since June has completely gone waste without serving drinking water shortage. Further the recharging groundwater is no match to the Chennai"s population influx, said a senior municipal administration official. The two desalination plants have been the saviour for water starved Chennai and now the state is focused on establishing the third desalination plant. A re-tender has been floated again with August 31 as the last date for submission of forms. The project will be on design build and maintenance base at Nemmeli, East Coast Road. The 150 MLD project will be supported through a loan from kfw, Germany, the official said. Justifying the need for desalination plant the officer further explained that the inflow of all the four major ...
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BBMP in eye of storm as Bengalureans count losses 17.8.2017
Two nights of rain have unleashed a storm of criticism about corrupt, apathetic civic authorities. Valleys leading to Bellandur and Varthur lake are submerged in toxic foam and an illegal construction in Ejipura tilted, causing the neighbours much distress before the BBMP began demolition work. Members of United Bengaluru who visited Koramangala, one of the worst-hit areas put it down to blatant negligence by authorities. Why have they failed to respond to the problem, ask Chandrashekar G. and Rohan Ramesh Fire fighting personnel, who were everywhere, attending to people stranded in the torrential rain of Monday night in the city,  emerged the heroes as they rescued about 15 persons from  marooned buildings and restored electricity by flushing out water from their basements. Speaking to the Deccan Chronicle, Mr K. U. Ramesh, Chief Fire Officer, said as many as 30 vehicles were deputed to 64 different locations over the last two days to attend to rain related distress calls. Besides, four ...
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Activist groups, RWAs visit Koramangala, fry passive BBMP 17.8.2017
Having borne the brunt of the heavy downpour of the last couple of days, people of Koramangala - a few of whom had to be rescued in dinghies from their apartments-  are expectedly upset with the government and the BBMP for failing to take necessary precautions despite the annual flooding the city sees during the monsoon. Many were vocal in their disgust when  a  team of  United Bengaluru, a voluntary group, members of Resident Welfare Associations and Member of  Parliament, Rajeev Chandrasekhar  met residents of ST Bed in Koramangala, one of the worst affected areas. Coming down heavily on the BBMP for failing to keep the Storm Water Drains (SWDs) in good condition, several blamed  unauthorised constructions and encroachments on drains for the flooding they had suffered.   Said Mr Ajay, a resident of ST Bed , "I have visited the areas where rain and sewage flooded homes of innocent citizens in Bengaluru and am appalled at the blatant negligence of the BBMP! ...
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KTR launches urban water supply project 16.8.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Urban Mission Bhageeratha to meet drinking water needs of 163 villages within the limits of ORR
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Water crisis, sirji 16.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The issue is simple. Inveterate urban development and concretisation of cities, coupled with growing population, is preventing the replenishment of the water table. If we don't plant trees, soon we will have nothing to drink and bathe in but swill.
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Bengaluru's Bellandur lake froths again 16.8.2017 TOI: Home
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GHMC built 15 more immersion tanks for Ganesh visarjan 16.8.2017
Hyderabad: The GHMC has built 15 new immersion tanks in the city, bringing the total number of ponds available for Ganesh visarjan to 25. This has been done with the intention of diverting idols that would otherwise have been immersed in the Hussainsagar. It will also help in reducing the traffic at Tank Bund during immersion. In 2016, a total of 3,000 idols, most of which were below 15 feet in height, were immersed in the tanks constructed by the GHMC. Before that, almost all idols used to be immersed in the Hussainsagar. This year, the law and order forces expect about 17,000 large idols to be immersed in the Hussainsagar, and all other idols to be immersed in the tanks. Y. Shekar Reddy, the superintendent engineer of the GHMC irrigation department, said, "Twenty-five lakes have been constructed in Hyderabad, similar to the Bengaluru Ulsoor lake model. This is in keeping with the directions issued by the High Court to prevent the pollution of water bodies. After the Ganesh visarjan, these tanks ...
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Telangana: Bar codes suggested for waste 16.8.2017
Hyderabad: Bar codes for medical waste? In a bid to control the illegal dumping of bio-medical waste in open areas and sewage lines, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has now proposed the use of bar codes on bulk medical waste. The bar codes will also have the PAN or GST number of the waste generator. The draft, released last week, has suggested that the bar codes should have details of the institution where the waste was generated and the operator who handles it. The draft has also made provisions for pre bar coded colour differentiated bags for various kinds of waste and to give the institution generating the waste the option to add bar codes to it. This comes after 20 tonnes of waste was found dumped illegally at Quthubullapur at a dumpsite last month. PCB senior scientist N. Raveendhar says they passed orders to 20 hospitals whose items were found at the dumpsite to go for bar coding.  "We had already made bar codes mandatory in the city to track hazardous waste but we have to ...
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Bengalureans wake up to flooded streets 15.8.2017 TOI: Home
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