Karnataka government turns to treated lake water to meet Bengaluru's needs

  • | Tuesday | 16th July, 2019

Bosky Khanna ByExpress News ServiceBENGALURU: With monsoon playing truant and a severe water crisis plaguing residents of the city, the state government has decided to use treated water from the city’s lakes to meet local needs. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) and Minor Irrigation Department (MID) officials are encouraging the use of treated water in Bengaluru and other districts. Government of India has recommended to all states in June to follow Karnataka model of reusing water. Apart from this, the Minor Irrigation Department has also been sending treated sewage water downstream to lakes in Kolar and Chikkaballapura. RDPR Principal Secretary L K Ateeq said that the idea was the 100 per cent treatment of sewage water by 2020.

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