Ground water level in Bangalore| What is the biggest problem in Bangalore?

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Water we call it as basic minimum requirement for any human being to survive on the earth. What’s happening in Bangalore? Is the lateral construction solution to housing problem? Do we have sufficient water to survive over coming years in Bangalore?

Nothing is planned in this respect but thousands and thousands of apartment are coming up not only in established old area but also in city out skirts, IT belt etc.
Where is the water to feed these many apartments?
These are all  big questions which one need to ask himself before going with any construction or buying any apartment in Bangalore.
At one of point of time if we assume we have 1000 sites means one can expect either 1000 to 3000 houses to be constructed and if it is covered with Cauvery water which comes once in every alternate day public will manage with good storage and have ground water as back-up but now in one place if we take Brigade gateway near world trade center of Rajaji nagar we have around 600 apartments in a block of 5-6 acres covered with malls and Bangalore’s biggest building with around 30 floors.
How can we get ground water to all these apartments? If one visit IT belt like Belandur junction, Kagdaspura, CV raman nagar all bore wells running dry even during rainy season there is no ground water simple reason it is covered only by apartment and none of the apartment’s have their own water source and for water they solely depend on water tankers who will take water from some area where we have good ground water till now but not sure about tomorrow.
Apartments good place to live but where is the water to feed all these apartments? In some areas as per the recent paper report all kinds of minerals are coming with water. Water level has gone down to 1000 feet down.
Consuming bore well water with high fluoride level has its own health hazard. Everyone has to wake-up now only or else for our own coming years we will have water shortage even to drink.
Those who are using the water need to treat this as precious and work towards conserving the same. Water recycling and water harvesting is the only solution if you wish to lead balanced life.
Rain water harvesting is the need of the hour. Try to use water prudently. Concentration of population at one particular area should be avoided and good infrastructure facility needed to make public move out side city belt which will help in equal distribution of natural resources.
Recent development which has come in paper as well which tries to bring in some rules with respect to commercial extraction for ground water which is now happening without any trade license.
The law categorically says that CGWB permission is mandatory for drilling borewells for infrastructure works and commercial activities, like selling packaged drinking water. But CGWB officials disclosed that till date, not a single private water seller has approached them,seeking licence.A top CGWB scientist told TOI: This is a typical law and order situation.In the absence of permission from us, we cant go to their premises for water theft inspection. It is either police or the Bangalore Urban deputy commissioner who will have to act against them.A 6,000-litre tanker costs anywhere between Rs 450 and Rs 700.The price is higher on the outskirts where there is no Cauvery water supply.

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  1. Thanks for taking time to collect all the details and posted it in one place. I guess Apartments in Bangalore will reach the saturation point, better live in rented house.

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