POTABLE WATER IN BENGALURU & WATER POLLUTION BY ILLEGAL DYEING UNITS – SLEEPING GIANT – KSPCB


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.

Rainy Season and the problems of low lying areas and illegal layouts-Water Pollution and Noise Pollution


Even before the onset of Monsoon, Bangalore received a good spell of rains, but the BBMP as usual was not prepared and the citizens suffered.

But, as a responsible citizen, cannot blame the system or the BBMP alone.

Illegal construction, blockage of drains, construction in the low lying areas are the main reasons for the flooding.

The revenue sites and the Converted layouts have blocked the normal flow of water in the canals, by forming illegal and unauthorised layouts and blaming the administration for their own mistake.

Water borne diseases are on the rise and the ground water is contaminated beyond repair.

All these illegal layouts discharge highly toxic sewage into the valleys or raja kaluve or in the soakpit, thus the lakes became poisonous and the ground water is highly contaminated as untreated sewage is let into the ground.  Later, the same people, drill borewell and use the contaminated water, resulting in skin and respiratory disorders.

All the social media abuzz with the dangers of water, air and noise pollution.  All these talks only on the internet and nothing useful has come out of it, till date.

Noise pollution is affecting the children, much more than the elders.  Everyday, the vehicles emit poisonous gases and ALTERED (ILLEGAL) SILENCERS AND THE SHRILL HORNS, POSE MAJOR RISK TO THE HEARING PROBLEMS.

The Police, the kspcb and the RTO have turned blind eye towards these illegal alterations and noise pollution.  The normal parameter set by the CPCB is 75db in the residential areas, whereas the vehicles, spew venom and with their shrill horns and silencers, make life miserable with 100db to 200db sound, which will make any normal human being DEAF, very soon.