Articles by Dishant Parakh

Dishant is an Urban Fellow from IIHS. He is an environmental and policy professional adept in data analysis, sustainability reporting, and project management. Dishant specialises in ESIA consulting, GHG emissions analysis, and agro-water regulation. Currently he is working on Value Chain Analysis of Urban Agriculture from ATREE.

As Bengaluru struggles with an ongoing water crisis, it reports a shortage of about 500 million litres of water every day. The significant water problem in the city is frequently blamed on insufficient rainfall, unregulated groundwater exploitation, and environmental negligence. However, it is essential to investigate water contamination, notably from sewage and industrial effluents, as a major cause of the water crisis. The focus then moves to Shivpura Lake in the Peenya Industrial Area.  Although a key industrial area, Peenya is neglected, as evidenced by its poor infrastructure and pollution issues. Shivpura Lake, in particular, is contaminated by the surrounding…

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