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HDK promises ‘one more Cauvery’ for Bengaluru


BENGALURU: There’s recent hope for Bengaluru, which is listed some of the global’s primary city centres dealing with the prospect of running out of to be had water assets within the close to long term. The price range has proposed to bring “one more Cauvery to Bengaluru”.

The scheme objectives at increasing the go with the flow within the fast-disappearing Arkavathy and Dakshina Pinakini rivers, through channelising to be had water assets from Bengaluru into them. This will probably be executed through launching four programmes within the Bangalore Metropolitan Region geared toward harvesting water, rejuvenating ponds and waterbodies within the catchment house, gathering wastewater from homes and condo complexes that may come up within the region the use of a separate pipeline and reusing/purifying water that doesn’t include faeces or urine.

If some of these programmes are taken up, Bengaluru city will get round 1400MLD of extra water. Arkavathy and Dakshina Pinakini will probably be full of life and “one more Cauvery will come to Bengaluru,” said the chief minister in his speech. A sum of Rs 50 crore has been proposed to take the essential motion via BMRDA and BDA through constituting a committee chaired through the CM.

“This is the first time that an Indian city is thinking like this. If the wastewater coming into those rivers is handled correctly, it is going to lend a hand the hinterland and receive advantages farmers. This is the first time that handled wastewater will probably be used to revive those rivers, as earlier makes an attempt were in large part to do with desilting,” said water conservation professional S Vishwanath of the Biome Environmental Trust.

On the BWSSB’s plans to supply Cauvery water to 110 villages in its outer zones, the CM said the scheme was once on the “crowning glory level and could be completed through 2019-20”. A sum of Rs 500 crore has been allocated for the Cauvery Stage five water supply scheme for this year.


“Bengaluru is slated to develop into the first city to have more than required capacity to regard all wastewater that it generates. This will lend a hand in reviving lakes because the untreated wastewater will not enter lakes, which is a major reason behind air pollution. A policy to reuse handled wastewater will scale back the drive on potable water, and the revival of TG Halli and Hesaraghatta lakes for offering water supply to the city will scale back dependence on a single supply,” said Mahendra Jain, further chief secretary, city development department.


To take on sewage-filled stormwater drains, work will probably be undertaken over the next two years at Rs 76.6 crore to near 914 access issues, where sewage mixes with rainwater within the drains.


The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will even receive a grant of Rs 9 crore for established order of 17 continuous water high quality monitoring stations on the polluted waterbodies recognized through the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and three water high quality monitoring stations at Bellandur, Varthur and Agara lakes.


A tributary of Cauvery river, Arkavathy originates in Nandi Hills. Dakshina Pinakini originates in Nandi Hills and flows via Chikkaballapura, Hoskote, Malur and Kadugodi sooner than heading into Sarjapur for roughly 100km.


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