Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake Spills Toxic Foam


Bengaluru: Bellandur lake foam has been swelling again from Friday morning. Residents of apartments around the lake said that the frothing has started to increase during the weekends.

A local resident of an apartment adjacent to the lake said, “We have noticed that the foam usually starts to increase during the weekend and it spills around and hits the motorists.”

The National Green Tribunal on April 20, pulled up the state government and several agencies involved — BDA, LDA, KSPCB, blaming them for not stopping sewage discharge into the lake. The case is to be heard again tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Karnataka State Industries and Infrastructure Development Corporation (KSIIDC) has also impleaded to be a party and the green court has also demanded the Chief Secretary of the state to be present during the hearing.

The court took a suo motto case based on media reports on February 20 and has also issued notices to the Centre, state, the state pollution control board and the lake development authority in Karnataka.

Experts say that the froth increases whenever there is excess sewage inflow into the lake and rain aggravates the situation. The residents blame that the froth spilling over to the road near the lake blind the motorists and causes accidents.

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