Bengaluru water crisis: 'IT city may well head Cape Town way'
According to a statement issued by CSE ahead of World Water Day, the water table in Bengaluru has shrunk from 10-12 m to 76-91 m in just two decades while the number of extraction wells has gone up from 5,000 to 0.45 million in 30 years. Cape Town in South Africa is facing the prospect of all its taps running dry by June-July this year, the report said
Besides Bengaluru, other cities facing similar situation include Beijing (China), Mexico City (Mexico), Nairobi (Kenya), Karachi (Pakistan), Kabul (Afghanistan) and Istanbul (Turkey), a report said. Image source: Reuters