Depletion of groundwater in Doddaballapur (Bengaluru rural) has become a matter of concern. Many borewells in the region have dried up because of depleting groundwater levels. ATREE has suggested that in order to revive groundwater levels, the Government need to take adequate steps like encouraging farmers to cultivate crops which need less water and get better agricultural output/ product etc. ATREE has also opined that if the groundwater in this area is not protected scient
Vrishbhavathi River that was once the important water resource for Bengaluru city is shockingly a cesspool now. Urban waste has contaminated the river water which flows to a Bairmangala Tank near Bidadi village of Karnataka. The water is infested with poisonous chemicals like chromium, zinc etc. Unfortunately because of this, the traditional crop of Karnataka State like Ragi cannot be grown in the area anymore. The crops that grow are highly chemical infested.
With the exception of some select fields, few other issues in India have raised as much passion as the inter-state sharing of river waters. And, stemming partly from this socio-political acrimony together with environmental and economic concerns, India’s grandiose National River Linking Project (NRLP), has been on the potboiler ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in 2003 set up a Task Force on inter-linking of rivers,
The Silicon City of India- Bangalore- is plagued with plastic menace and unfortunately there is no tab on the pollution created by plastic waste. Rather the business of plastic waste is flourishing in the hi- tech city. Recycling of plastic is happening on a large scale. The industrial waste that is being produced by plastic manufacturers is being illegally disposed into drains and rivers. The polluted water in turn is harming the crops and hampering farming activities.
Water pollution is all time high in Bengaluru with growing industrialization. Peenya, an industrial area of the city is considered to be Asia’s biggest scrap market. Most of the large and medium scale industries are situated here. Shockingly, the waste and polluted water of the factories situated in Peenya is being disposed of in drains and other water bodies. The polluted water from these drains is flowing to Vrishbhavathi river which has gradually degraded to a cesspool.