Sunday, July 26, 2009

Encroachment increased water pollution’

Encroachment increased water pollution’
Bangalore, DHNS:

Lakshman Rao Committee on Lakes had recorded 150 water bodies in and around the City. But their encroachment has resulted in an increase in water pollution, Karnataka High Court Judge, Justice K L Manjunath said here on Saturday.

He emphasised the need to protect the environment by creating awareness among youngsters on the eco-hazards, while distributing certificates to 26 prize winners of the third series of ‘Bhuviyonde Bhavishyaonde’ programme broadcasted by Akashavani at a function organised by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). On ground water contamination he said, “Out of 1,200 borewells, water samples were tested by the KSPCB near four major valleys. All the water samples were found to be contaminated,” Justice Manjunath informed.

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