Toxic Bengaluru: Bellandur and Varthur lakes state froth again

Toxic Bengaluru: Bellandur and Varthur lakes state froth again

The frothing began again in Bellandur lake and Varthur lake and gradually increased.  The construction work taken by BDA has slowed down because of frothing. The construction sites were inundated with water from both the lakes, thus slowing down the work.

BDA officials allegedly said that they are not aware of the frothing. An engineer from BDA said that they would ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated time and that he would personally look into the matter as far as frothing is concerned.

Varthur lake is downstream of Bellandur lake.

An MOU was signed between the members of Whitefield Rising and an agency to de-silt the lakes to improve the condition of the water body.  Now the locals are in a position to monitor constantly monitor the quality of water.  It will be a 5-year project.  According to a member of the Whitefield Rising the lake will be dried up in compartments for de-silting as wet dredging is unsuitable as well as unaffordable.

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