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Bangalore’s dead lakes are an environmental crisis. One man is bringing them back to life

The "City of Lakes" is a dire warning of the urgency of protecting natural resources

Bangalore’s dead lakes are an environmental crisis. One man is bringing them back to life

The "City of Lakes" is a dire warning of the urgency of protecting natural resources

Bangalore’s dead lakes are an environmental crisis. One man is bringing them back to life

The "City of Lakes" is a dire warning of the urgency of protecting natural resources

Bangalore’s dead lakes are an environmental crisis. One man is bringing them back to life

The "City of Lakes" is a dire warning of the urgency of protecting natural resources

Bengaluru, known as “India’s Silicon Valley”, is one of India’s five megacities. But how much longer can it survive, when exponential growth comes with devastating pollution?

Its population has been booming for the past three decades, from 4 million in 1990 to over 12 million today. The Bangalore Development Authority predicts that in another ten years it will hit 20 million.

Environmental experts, however, predict that in a matter of years – perhaps as early as 2025 – the city will become completely uninhabitable. It is India’s most glaring example of the devastating impact of unchecked urbanisation and pollution.

Yet it may still be possible to save the city – by saving its lakes.

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