After Bengaluru’s frothing lakes, Hyderabad Lake spills toxic foam


Hyderabad: After Bengaluru’s Bellandur and Varthur lakes spilling toxic foam, Hyderabad’s Ramakrishnapuram Lake (RK Puram Lake) near Neredmet too seems to be choking with pollution.

On Monday afternoon, the lake’s weir furiously lathered over with clouds of noxious foam as alarmed residents looked on in horror.

What left residents fuming are that the lake is a part of Alwal catchment area and feeds the aquifer from where water makes its way into homes of hundreds of residents of 14 different colonies.

In February this year, the NGT had issued a notice to Bengaluru civic bodies involved in the maintenance of the heavily polluted Bellandur Lake when a fire broke out in it after the debris close to the lake was set on fire. The cause of the fire, as reported, was the high content of methane around the shores of the lake caused by industrial waste being dumped into the lake.

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