Bengaluru: The epitome of our disregard..?

The long-term factors that are causing Bengaluru to gradually dry out with the coming of summer are random urbanization, ruthless exploitation of groundwater, and unnecessary consumption of water. However, because of El Nino's impact and the lower rainfall of the previous year, this year's water situation is unprecedented. 

Bengaluru is not located near any rivers, but historically, the absence of rivers has been made up for by over 262 tiny, connected ponds and lakes that are dispersed throughout a wide region. Like all contemporary and intelligent indian cities, Bengaluru draws the majority of its water from the 90-kilometre-distance kaveri river in order to meet its growing water needs. Thirteen thousand borewells and water tankers from neighbouring cities supply the remaining water needs. At this point, the groundwater table has dropped to its lowest point as the two earlier sources are drying out. The Meteorological Department reports that Bengaluru is getting hotter as a result of the severe El Nino, which validates the impending major catastrophe as february goes on.

Water is running low in Bengaluru. The city is unable to meet demand due to its rapid growth. In places where there is already a shortage of water, even a minor drought might spell tragedy."In regions supplied by Cauvery water, there is a plenty of water. The drying up of borewells has created a catastrophe for those places who rely on them.

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