A Bengaluru lake that has become a symbol of the city’s struggle with waste management spewed out waves of froth again this week, blanketing cars and leaving neighbourhoods in severe stink.Read more ↓
Videos showed cars disappear into plumes of foam on a road adjacent to the Bellandur Lake, where sewage and industrial discharge is believed to have created a concoction of chemicals that often creates froth. The froth has also caught fire in some instances, causing alarm for residents and environmentalists.
This week’s spike in frothing appears connected with the heavy rains on Monday, which inundated large parts of the Karnataka capital.
Bengaluru paper The New Indian Express reported that the city’s fire department was sprinkling water on Wednesday to control froth from spilling over to the main road and residents reported a terrible stink from the lake.
“I am vacating this house. Tuesday was the last straw. We’ve been living here for the past eight months and cannot bear the stench anymore,” the paper quoted Swami P, who lives in a house right behind the high nets fencing the lake.
The National Green Tribunal ordered in April that all industries around Bellandur Lake be shut and imposed Rs 5 lakh fine on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake.
The green panel gave the state authorities a month’s time to free the lake of all pollutants.
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