Articles by Madhushree Rao

Madhushree Rao is a Programme Associate at Oorvani Foundation. She has recently developed an interest in writing about civic issues and is keen to explore the environmental aspect of reporting.

Ever wondered why a lake has so many fish kills, algal blooms, or worse yet, a lingering stench that will make you cringe when you pass by? They are a result of the absence of certain assets, which are essential to keep the lake body clean and healthy. The issue of foam-covered water that has made Bellandur lake and Varthur lake infamous remains unsolved and is essentially a result of untreated sewage water and industrial waste being released into the lakes and not treated properly. The current scenario  A news article revealed that 201 lakes in Bengaluru city are under BBMP’s…

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