Bellandur lake is toxic and is burning in Bangalore. Take action, Mr. Chief Minister!
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There are 86 lakes in Bangalore. Of these, 39 are severely polluted and 47 are moderately polluted. Essentially, there is NOT a single lake which is not a victim of our pollution. (Source: The Hindu, July 11, 2016)
Today (17th Feb 2017) we were witness to horrific views of plumes of smoke over the largest lake in Bangalore, the Bellandur lake. This is not surprising, given the toxic drains that feed into the lake. The frothy drain has already become a tourist attraction. Do we want to be famous for our filth?
The burning of the lake is symptomatic of our current lifestyles and apathy for the ecosystem which we live in. We need to wake up and combine efforts of government, local municipal organizations, environmental scientists, and local civil society to save our lakes.
Did you know that there is a Karnataka Lake Development Authority, constituted as per an act in 2014? Let's help the authority to do its work.
Sign this petition to get the Chief Minister of Karnataka and local authorities to take action. And we must provide our full support to the government in this endeavor!
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