An IISC (Indian Institute of Science) study claims the headline – Bengaluru will become unlivable in 5 years. The thinking behind this is that the city has grown five times, while its vegetation has declined by nearly 80%, and it has lost 80% of its vital water sources. Once a naturally air conditioned city, the city relied on over 600 lakes and ponds on keep it cool and green, but many of these water sources have been lost or urbanized. It gets its water from the Cauvery river which is 100 kms away, and flows 1,000 feet deep – so if this river dries up, the city could die. So Bengaluru is in trouble, but so are many other Indian cities.
- 4 May 2016