Energy and Environment

Crisis of depleting water sources

The techno-savvy city of Bengaluru, also known as the ‘silicon valley of India’, is set to face yet another harsh summer in the face of ever-dwindling water resources. The rapidly increasing drought-like conditions are bringing about rumours of water rationing even as groundwater levels have dropped to record depths.

The techno-savvy city of Bengaluru, also known as the ‘silicon valley of India’, is set to face yet another harsh summer in the face of ever-dwindling water resources. The rapidly increasing drought-like conditions are bringing about rumours of water rationing even as groundwater levels have dropped to record depths.

Mar 16, 2017
By Kota Sriraj
 
The techno-savvy city of Bengaluru, also known as the ‘silicon valley of India’, is set to face yet another harsh summer in the face of ever-dwindling water resources. The rapidly increasing drought-like conditions are bringing about rumours of water rationing even as groundwater levels have dropped to record depths. In fact, many parts of this lush garden city — as Bengaluru is referred to — are unable to strike water even after drilling upto 1,050 feet. The worst part is the fact that even if water is discovered, the quality is extremely poor as the State is also facing a spike in pollution of groundwater in many areas.
 
Read more at: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/crisis-of-depleting-water-sources.html
 
The Pioneer, March 16, 2017

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