Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Think twice before polluting lakes

Think twice before polluting lakes

The Hindu

BANGALORE: Stringent action will be taken against those dumping waste in lakes and storm water drains in Bangalore, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner K. Jairaj has said.

Addressing eight Zonal Joint Commissioners at a meeting on Monday, Mr. Jairaj said that a meeting of BWSSB, BDA and BBMP officials would be called during the next week in Bangalore to put together a plan to check pollution.

BBMP responsibility

He said several lakes and storm water drains came under the jurisdiction of BBMP, and that it was BBMP's responsibility to maintain them. Public had been dumping construction waste, plastics and other wastes into lakes and storm water drains, which was causing pollution besides contaminating ground water, he said.

The BBMP, he said, planned to launch awareness programme through the media and would also have direct dialogue with citizens on the issue.


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