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Solving Bangalore's water woes

"The Karnataka government will have to evacuate half of Bangalore in the next 10 years, due to water scarcity, contamination of water and diseases," says Bangalore's latest prophet of doom, V Balasubramanian, the state government's former additional chief secretary and chairman, Centre for Policies and Practices. Some think of Balasubramanian's pronouncements as over-the-top. Yet, recent lab results at the Public Health Institute, and the Department of Mines and Geology of the Karnataka government reveal that 52 per cent of the borewell water, and 59 per cent of the ...