According to a study revealed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Uncontrolled urbanisation and presumptuous real estate growth are going to destroy Bengaluru’s ecosystem, According to the numbers, there’s been 525% growth in built-up area in the last 40 years, corresponding to a 78% decline in vegetation, and an almost equivalent decline in water bodies.
In an interview by Prof T V Ramachandra of the Centre for Ecological Sciences the IISc to Deccan Chronicle, he said that “What’s the point earning better when the food that you eat is adulterated? As a result of unplanned urbanisation, Bengaluru is going to be an unlivable and dead city in the next five years!” As far as the Bengaluru lakes are concerned, they are so much polluted that they are catching fire.
Environmentalist Yellappa Reddy said, “The government is not competent enough to foresee the future implications of the present growth. There is no proper policy on land use and water. The land is being exploited on the disposition and conception of the politicians.” Bengaluru once used to be the most in-demand metropolitan cities for its climate and affordable housing but now , the situation is completely vice-versa.
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