Ground water Pollution  and depletion are the major threats being faced in major cities of India in general and Bangalore in particular.
To days [02March2011] Hindu story “Law Graduate found among homeless during night census” is about a senior citizen from Bangalore who was a successful farmer till his irrigation well went dry. I tried to get the link to this story but unfortunately the Hindu epaper is not in the free domain. Hence I went and purchased a copy after returning from Vikram Hospital where I saw the page 3 Hindu story reclining on the beautiful Sofa at the Hospital.
The story is about this person who was a successful farmer before his bore well went dry as the neighbor dug a deeper bore well. This person is a Law Graduate too! By the way this neighbor of his sells this ground water now.
I am also in a similar predicament, as my neighbor is making a big deep Tank for his BWSSB water, which is deeper than our tank. This has made me suffer sleepless nights as I am afraid about the consequences. BWSSB supplies drinking water by tankers. The number of tankers they have is miniscule when compared the number, the Water Tanker mafia in Bangalore has. Our BJP MLA’s do collect hafta money from these tanker people, I believe.
There is no solution for ground water depletion. However pollution of ground water can be done away with. Will the bribe taking ministers wake up before it is too late?