India’s parched earth: Too late to solve the worst water crisis in its history?


Population growth, rapid development, widespread pollution and bureaucratic mismanagement are putting tremendous pressure on the country’s depleting water resources. The programme Insight looks at whether Day Zero is inevitable.

It was once known as the city of a thousand lakes. But it is now the city of burning lakes. Bengaluru, or Bangalore – India’s Silicon Valley, home to some of the world’s biggest software companies – is where lakes can catch fire because of untreated sewage and industrial effluents. Nearly 90 per cent of its lakes are dangerously polluted. And the biggest lake has become the city’s “largest septic tank”, a court-appointed committee concluded in June.

Read more at Channelnewsasia, 26.09.2018