Irrigation tanks

Like most parts of South InTerior Karnataka, Bangalore and its surroundings was irrigated byrainwater harvesting irrigation tanks called Kere for the last two centuries.

Over the last 40 years, this part of the world has changed as all of us can seen. Lakes have disappeared and we live in plots that are either carved out of fields or tank beds. And right now, the fight is on to figure out what is to be done with the few, larger irrgation tanks that remain. The Government is privatising the existing tanks. They will be used to various other purposes other than irrigation, including amusement and water sports.

Is the Government right in doing this?
If possible, please give the reasons for your answer.

1 Comment so far

  1. namma nadu (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 12:20 pm

    This may be better than allowing the lakes /”kere” to slowly die by allowing the hyacinth to grow and eat up the lakes. The government doesnt give a damn and the lake development authority thinks its job is to fill up the lakes (no, not with water) with enough mud and waste so that sites can be developed and $ colonies can be created….

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