The reason for Bengaluru’s water scarcity is our disconnect with the source of water. To reverse this, each ward should be made to generate water locally, and Cauvery water be taxed heavily, opines the author
The central government’s ground water authority had issued a major order in November 2012, banning digging of commercial borewells. When the baton passed to the state authority this April, everything broke.
New Years may come and go, but for Aisha and her lot in Ejipura’s slum near Koramangala in south Bangalore, getting water is an ordeal each day. In a world where jobs matter for everything, she had to leave hers.
As if persistent warning bells were not enough, in a new study, city based geologists are showing that the region’s groundwater table may be sucked dry soon, and over 2.4 million citizens may be stranded.