POINT 10: We need to act fast to ensure that lung spaces and lakes of the city are not lost forever

Written by Dipannita Das for The Times of India
13 June, 2008

There were 159 water bodies spread over 2,342 hectares in Greater Bangalore region in 1973. They plunged to 93 over 918 hectares in 2007.

Rapid industralization and urbanization have taken a heavy toll on water bodies in the city limits. It is a fact, that there has been sharp decline of these water bodies, and the major concern lies in its encroachment, privatization, indiscriminate discharge of sewage and industrial effluents dumped on a regular basis.

What is the right model of lake development to restore and protect the remaining water bodies?