Why do lakes like Sowl Kere and Arekere remain dry even during monsoons? The reasons are often man-made – building over stormwater drains, sewage, excessive borewell digging, etc. But there are solutions too.
In water-starved Chikkabellandur, a small apartment community uses rainwater harvesting (RWH) to meet much of their needs. They use some of the rainwater directly, and the rest to recharge their borewells
It takes hours to cross Panathur road, a 6-km ‘shortcut’ connecting ORR with ITPL. At several stretches here, two cars can’t pass by at the same time. Yet, huge apartments are approved along this road, and restricted heavy vehicles allowed to ply