Sewage in Lalbagh lake
By Express News Service | Published: 20th May 2017 04:59 AM |
BENGALURU: The lake at Lalbagh is the latest in the list of water bodies in the city that have become polluted. Located within the protected environs of Lalbagh botanical gardens, the lake been polluted by illegal discharge of sewage into it.
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman Lakshman and other officials inspected the lake from Monday to Wednesday following a complaint received from a resident on Monday.
As per a report filed by the senior environmental officer, KSPCB, officials found that sewage had flown into the lake both from a manhole and from an open drain near the lake.
To rectify the issue, officials of BWSSB and the horticulture department increased the size of the bund using mud in order to collect the sewage water and then pumped it back into the manhole using two pumps.
The report states, “Action taken by BWSSB and the horticultural department, Lalbagh is very slow.” The report also states in case of any non-compliance, the KSPCB would recommend further action as per the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and Water (Prevention and control of pollution) Act, 1974.