Hope Floats for Bellandur Lake

Once upon a time, the water of Bellandur Lake was used for drinking. But down the years, the lake drowned in toxic materials. And then it began to froth and breathe fire. There didn’t seem to be any solution. But, wait. There seems to be a ray of hope. Hungarian experts have offered to fix the problem

Published: 01st December 2015 05:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2015 05:34 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Even as the state government is struggling to cope with  public fury against the frothing of Bellandur and Varthur Lakes, Hungary has offered to fix the problem. A delegation of Hungarian experts and corporates visited some of the lakes in the city on Monday and made a presentation to the state government about the solutions it can offer not only of cleansing the lakes, but even ending the stench around garbage disposal sites.

The delegation met Bengaluru Development Minister K J George and Infrastructure Development Mminister Roshan Baig to make a brief presentation about their capability to address issues concerning pollution of water bodies and scientific disposal of garbage.

“We visited Ulsoor Lake on Monday. We are set to visit Bellandur and Varthur lakes on Tuesday to understand the problem. We have offered to help the state in addressing the frothing problem in the lakes and also healthy disposal of solid waste,” Balint Horvath, a member of the delegation and CEO of Pureco Ltd, a Budapest-based company, told Express.


The delegation is also set to visit some of the garbage disposal landfills and garbage processing plants in and around Bengaluru, including the Terra Firma plant on Tuesday.

The delegation has expressed its readiness to come out with a formal proposal for tackling the pollution of city’s water bodies and garbage disposal soon. A detailed presentation would be made to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah after completing the city visit.

Pureco Ltd has proven technology and professional team to offer total solutions for drinking water purification, community and industrial waste water treatment, leachate treatment at garbage landfills and ground water contamination, Balint Horvath said.

According to members of the delegation, the state government has shown interest to accept any solution that can be implemented quickly and which is cost-effective.

Why Hungary?

The delgation’s expertise:

● Developed municipal waste water treatment plant at Sarkad in Hungary

● Pecel municipal waste treatment plant in Hungary

● Municipality waste treatment plant at Szirak in Hungary

● Helped Yekaterinburg municipality in Russia


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