Bellandur lake pollution: NGT pulls up Karnataka government for failing to clean up toxic foam
Bellandur lake pollution: NGT pulls up Karnataka government for failing to clean up toxic foam.
The lakes, especially Bellandur lake, in India’s Silicon Valley are the worse for wear.
The chief secretary of the state has been directed to be present during the hearings.
How is the government plans to treat sewage and what kind of treatment is done right now," asked NGT.
Only 230 out of 480 MLD sewage discharged into the late has been treated, said Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development in court.
However, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) contradicted the government’s statement in the court.
The foam in the lake is swelling since Friday morning.
Factory waste and sewage have propelled the water pollution levels in the city.
"We have noticed that the foam usually starts to increase during the weekend and it spills around and hits the motorists," a resident nearby told the TOI.
The green court has issued notices to the Centre, Bangalore Development Authority, Lake Development Authority (LDA), KSPCB, and other departments for not dealing with the sewage menace.