Sorrows of Bengaluru’s largest lakes: A photo essay

We know that Bellandur and Varthur lakes are in bad shape. But just how bad? Check these shocking pictures by Nikhil R Reddy.

Nearly every citizen of Bangalore has heard of the current state of two of Bangalore’s biggest lakes – the Varthur and Bellandur lakes. The main reasons for the pollution of these lakes are the untreated sewage and industrial effluents that are constantly flowing into the lake.
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Though we all know that these lakes are in bad shape, many of us may not be aware of the extent of pollution. Check these shocking pictures.
VARTHUR LAKE
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The froth that we usually see at the top surface of the lake is a combination of detergents, urine and faecal matter.
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BELLANDUR LAKE
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by Nikhil R Reddy

Nikhil is an intern at Co Media Lab.