What Led to Bengaluru Water Crisis? Unchecked Concretisation Coupled with Lack of Political Will

Published in The Print

Mar 10, 2024

As Bengaluru grows further outwards and faster than it can cope, water supply is one of the first casualties. Attempting to piece together the puzzle – where Bengaluru’s water comes from, where it is stored, who consumes it, where the wastewater goes – is an essential first step to reduce the city’s vulnerability to floods and drought. We zoom into four different aspects to do this.

This follows the Karnataka government’s initiative to regulate prices set by private entities for water tankers in Bengaluru.

On Thursday, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city’s civic body, set a maximum price of Rs 600 for 6,000-litre tankers delivering within a 5 km radius, and Rs 1,000 for 12,000-litre tankers. The charge goes up beyond the 5 km delivery radius.



Shashank Palur quoted by Sharan Poovanna for The Print.

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