Saturday, November 10, 2007

Environment panel to examine areas prone to sewage problems The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News

The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Environment panel to examine areas prone to sewage problems: "
The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), headed by G. Srinikethan, will soon visit various pollution-prone areas in the city, particularly open sewerage discharge sites.The areas include Whitefield and Electronics City, near Bangalore.Prof. Srinikethan told The Hindu that the city was experiencing tremendous growth in peripheral areas like Whitefield and Electronics City, but there were issues concerning un-regulated building construction and poor underground drainage system in some areas, and absence of underground drainage system in others.He said a number of experts from environmental engineering, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and top district officials would be part of the committee that would discuss several issues like site location, suitability, requirement of land and water sources, wastewater generation, method of treatment and disposal, recycling, reuse, adequacy of land for gardening, landscaping, solid waste generation, collection and treatment, and mitigation measures.

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