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Lost glory: Legendary Katora Houz is now a cesspool 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: If the legend is to be believed the Katora Houz at Golconda was filled with rose water for the king Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah who visited the place and enjoyed the ambience.  Katora means "bowl" in Urdu and the stone and mortar structure, constructed in 1560, was shaped like a bowl, hence the name.  Shockingly, the 1 km-radius pond now can be called a cesspool, seeing how it is filled with murky water, and covered with water hyacinth and weeds. In its heyday it got water from dedicated underground pipes connected to the Talaab-e-Durg, now Durgam Cheruvu.  "The Qutb Shahi kings visited the place for recreational purpose. There were also a lot of gardens around the place," says M.A. Qayyum, a historian.  Mr Qayyum explained that a special emphasis was given to the construction of the tank to make it a beautiful piece of architecture too.  During the siege of Golconda Fort in 1687 when Abdul Hasan Qutb Shah was the king, the tank literally came to the ...
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V S Achuthanandan seeks probe into minister Thomas Chandy, Mla PV Anvar allegations 18.8.2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Administrative Reforms Commission chairman V S Achuthanandan on Thursday sought detailed investigations into the allegations levelled against Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and CPM supported Nilambur MLA P.B. Anwar. Achuthanandan was replying to questions on the allegations against Chandy regarding the alleged encroachment and reclamation of portion of Punnamada Lake and the charges against Anwar in connection with the controversial Amusement Park.

“I hope these allegations will be examined in detail and required action will be taken in this regard.” The CPM veteran has all along opposed the reclamation of paddy land, lake and water bodies and encroachments. In both the cases the allegations are related to encroachment and environment destruction.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bring water to distressed areas: Minister 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Special attention for Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod
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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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Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake spills toxic foam again, CM Siddaramaiah says problem will be solved in 1 or 2 years 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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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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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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Linking rivers to tanks and ponds more essential: Water activist 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It is more feasible and cost-affective than linking rivers’
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After rains, foam rises again at polluted Bellandur lake 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Vehicles moving past the Bellandur lake on Wednesday evening had to drive through a chemical snowstorm as froth from the polluted lake rose up in volumes due to heavy rainfall. Cars and two-wheeler riders were assailed by the thick froth, formed because of the industrial and household effluents flowing into the lake. "Because of heavy rainfall, the foam started rising again. This morning it was really bad and the foam was flying out from above the mesh. It has subsided in the evening and the foam is flying only when there is a strong gust of wind," said Ramesh R, a shop owner in the area. In the evening, the situation worsened as it started to rain heavily. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman Lakshman said that majority of the polluting industries have been closed already. "The frothing is caused by detergents in the household sewage from apartments. About 50% of the domestic sewage entering the lake is treated. The remaining apartments are releasing untreated waste and we have given ...
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Mission Bhageeratha: No takers for intra-village tanks 16.8.2017 Hindu: National
Contractors say that the unit cost of the works is not remunerative
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Making of Bengaluru floods 16.8.2017 Downtoearth
Bengaluru experienced its heaviest rainfall in 127 years and subsequent flooding on August 15. While the rain lasted only 3 hours, the urban flood has been in the making for years 
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