Photos: Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake spills over with waves of stinking froth

UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2017 03:41 PM IST 7 Photos
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One among Bengaluru’s nearly 600, Bellandur Lake has become a symbol of the city’s struggle with waste management. Waves of froth were seen spewing again this week, spilling onto roads and carried by winds blanketing cars and leaving neighbourhoods with a severe stink. Residents report ‘terrible stench’ as fresh frothing washes over all efforts to clean the lake that has been polluted by sewage and industrial effluents. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

One among Bengaluru’s nearly 600, Bellandur Lake has become a symbol of the city’s struggle with waste management. Waves of froth were seen spewing again this week, spilling onto roads and carried by winds blanketing cars and leaving neighbourhoods with a severe stink. Residents report ‘terrible stench’ as fresh frothing washes over all efforts to clean the lake that has been polluted by sewage and industrial effluents. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The spike in frothing reappears after a period of heavy rains which inundated large parts of the Karnataka capital. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The spike in frothing reappears after a period of heavy rains which inundated large parts of the Karnataka capital. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The National Green Tribunal ordered in April that all industries around Bellandur Lake be shut and imposed Rs 5 lakh fine on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake.The green panel gave the state authorities a month’s time to free the lake of all pollutants. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The National Green Tribunal ordered in April that all industries around Bellandur Lake be shut and imposed Rs 5 lakh fine on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake.The green panel gave the state authorities a month’s time to free the lake of all pollutants. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The froth has also caught fire on earlier occasions during the past three years causing alarm for residents and environmentalists. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The froth has also caught fire on earlier occasions during the past three years causing alarm for residents and environmentalists. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The New Indian Express reported that the city’s fire department was sprinkling water on Wednesday to control froth from spilling over to the main road and residents reported a terrible stink from the lake. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The New Indian Express reported that the city’s fire department was sprinkling water on Wednesday to control froth from spilling over to the main road and residents reported a terrible stink from the lake. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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More then 500 million litres of undertreated sewage containing detergents flows into Bellandur Lake every day- one of the main reasons behind the lake frothing. Many of the popular detergents used in India contain high levels of phosphate which are banned in many other countries due to their polluting nature. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

More then 500 million litres of undertreated sewage containing detergents flows into Bellandur Lake every day- one of the main reasons behind the lake frothing. Many of the popular detergents used in India contain high levels of phosphate which are banned in many other countries due to their polluting nature. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Karnataka will take one or two years to eliminate plumes of toxic foam spewing out of Bengaluru’s lakes, chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Thursday. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka will take one or two years to eliminate plumes of toxic foam spewing out of Bengaluru’s lakes, chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Thursday. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2017 03:41 PM IST
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