Inspite of a good rainy season, Bengaluru is facing water shortage, even, though, there is a good and uninterrupted supply of cauvery water. The situation will be acute and grim. The underground water table in many areas of Bengaluru is not worthy of human use and is contaminated. The recent NGT order on Bellanduru and Agara lakes draws a ugly feature wherein over 400 apartment complexes, (approximately 20,000 apartments with 1,00,000 citizens living) discharging over 50,00,000 lakhs to 1,00,00,000 lakhs liters of untreated domestic sewage and coupled with industrial sewage has seeped deep into the underground water table and thus the lakes are POISONED and beyond redemption. The NGT has taken a bold and strong remedial step by directing both the state government and bbmp to immediately take up appropriate remedial measures.
The cloth dyeing units, shifted from Tirupur and other areas to Bangalore south (Bommanahalli, tavarekere,madivala, sudamangara, kashmir,gurrappanapalya,hongasandra,singasandra and many other such areas are discharging highly pathogenic sewage, which might contain CYANIDE. There was the pure silk yarn and cloth dyeing units, use CYANIDE extensively in the dyeing. The discharged colour could be seen in the Drains in Tavarekere, kashmire(near KSRTC-Akkithimmanahally) Sudamanagar ( a part), Garvebavipalya and have since shifted their illegal activities to in and around kengeri and ramanagara villages.
The KSPCB has not woken up and has not initiated any strict and severe action to contain the same, resulting in Highly contaminated, untreated and polluted water being discharged by these illegal dyeing units.
Active citizen role is required to contain this illegal activities.