Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Bengaluru: No more a city of a thousand lakes.

It seems that half of Bengaluru (Karnataka, India) will have to be evacuated by the year 2023 as the rapidly expanding city is facing a water-shortage crisis. More than half of its bore wells and tap water have been contaminated by E.coli bacteria and no plans are in place to reverse this outrage. How is it contaminated? By letting sewage run into groundwater rendering it un-potable. 
Once, many decades, maybe centuries ago, Bengaluru or Bangalore had been described as a land of a thousand lakes. But today only 200 of those lakes remain and are nothing better than sewage tanks. The rest of the 800 were sucked dry and built over to expand the city's acreage. No one thought to build around these lakes? Can no one enforce sanitation laws? It's not only unbelievable, it's shameful.
Out of the usable water that flows into the city a third is wasted due to leaks in transportation. The numbers are all out there for all to see. Why is no one seeing? How can we let this happen?

Seems a patently fake image.

That's more realistic.

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