Govt failed to check pollution in lake: Yeddyurappa

Govt failed to check pollution in lake: Yeddyurappa

 BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday criticised the state government for "failing" to check the pollution in Bellandur Lake, which caught fire on Friday.  

"The state government has been pulled up by the National Green Tribunal...but nothing seems to catch the attention of the government towards this grave disaster, (sic)" he wrote in a Facebook post. "The state government and its various administrative bodies have failed to act since the first fire incident occurred on May 16, 2015."

A large volume of sewage - 260 million litres per day  from Bengaluru - flows into Bellandur Lake, Yeddyurappa said and attributed the pollution to the contamination of groundwater in the lake's surroundings. He blamed the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) for the mess.  

The government has "failed" to form "an integrated agency with the statutory and financial autonomy to monitor natural resources," he stated. "The government must immediately stop dumping of construction and demolition wastes in rajakaluve and lakebeds. (sic)"

Union minister and BJP in-charge for Karnataka elections,  Prakash Javadekar, visited the lake on Saturday along with Mahadevapura MLA Aravind Limbavali.  

 

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