Its not surprising with the climatic changes and rainfall getting lesser forget Bangalore each and every developed or developing city would fall severe shortage of water. With the rampant concrete constructions and buildings coming up in the name of development. The State Govt, Bangalore Municipal Corporation and the people of Bangalore are responsible and have spoiled Bangalore in the quest of making Bangalore a big city like Mumbai when everybody ought to have understood the geographical advantages of Mumbai and not get charmed by its concrete structures. Mumbai is surviving only because of the excellent infrastructure, especially drainage and water bodies constructed by Britishers. Bangalore doesn't have such advantage and so it obviously needs to crumble. Any city or town getting into the culture of residential buildings will face serious water, drainage and environment issues. Other developing cities should have learnt from Mumbai. Above all we Indians waste so much water, so its only a matter of time before every city and town of India faces serious water shortage. Situation should turn very bad, atleast that might force people to migrate to small towns and villages and start constructing 1 storey houses and not live in cramped skyscraper and tower buildings. Bangaloreans deserve such a situation as they have spoiled their such a beautiful Garden city. Instead of protesting for other issues, they should protest mainly against rampant construction.
Re: No wonder, Bangalore deserves this
by Veera Raagavan on Feb 14, 2018 10:08 AM
Mr.Jayprakash Balan is very very correct about bangalore. If the reality that Bangalore may get into water problems is true then the government should not allow construction of multi storeyed apartments. In front of Sujatha talkies in rajajinagar entrance number of apartments with 36 floors each are coming up. Such structures should be stopped and many of the dying lakes should be revivied instead of dumping them with chemicals and debris.
Third world countries or developing countries or what ever term it is called as will bear the brunt of shortage of water, air and food. All these vital resources has become polluted/poisoned. It is high time that the world acts swiftly to protect these resources. At local levels, Laws should be amended with the sole aim of safeguarding the natural resources. Be it Cape Town, Bengaluru, Shanghai or Manila.
We need to involve villagers to maintain the traditional water sources through out country.The water sources should be maintained under MNREGA but under the watchfull eyes of local residents/NGO/Panchayats.The village doing good work on it should be rewarded by providing facilities like pucca roads/solar lights in the village to encourage them.For how long Govt can provide water to its population.General public need to be involved.
we have already feeling heat of water shortage and it is matter of only officially accepting it. Reforestation and maintain natural balancing must be ensured. Strict laws and enforcement is must. majority of ppl now understand need to stop populn growth. The party which takes this issue will definitely benefit.Old aged appeasemt politics is now over.
The pace at which the population is exploding in India on false sense of well being created by political parties for elections, the water will dry up faster than rest of the world.
The maddening construction activity in the name of DEVELOPMENT consuming about 40% of fresh water available in cities. Example : To build an average 100 sq yard house, one would need about 15 to 20 tankers of water during the course of the construction ( each 500 liters).
Explosion of the number of motor vehicles which are washed daily with fresh water.
To win elections politicians, free pump sets and electricity is provided to farmers who ruthlessly pump water.
In some pockets of city of Hyderabad , telengana for example, one has to go to a depth of about 1000 feet to get water. That is like 1/4 kilometer into the ground.
No political party so far is ready to address the population growth. Every one talking about BOOM, GDP , growth, Signal free roads.
But trees are cut, ultra violet rays intensity shot up, heat waves and cyclones became more frequent, flooding is a common place, ground water sinking, rivers drying up, water bodies are stinking with chemicals and pollutants, cost of living shooting up and people are dying of diseases which were never heard two decades ago.
Re: Indian cities will replace all other cities in a decade
by RAJ on Feb 13, 2018 09:58 AM
Very well said. There is nothing called STRATEGY in India with any politician or bureaucrat ( 58% reserved probably do not understand or deserve to understand). Jai Hind
We need to use water carefully, conserve it, harvest rain water, reuse waste water and change the life style to use less water. Good rain will help in reviving water sources. Frightening people that water will not be there is not required. Don't create panic, create awareness.