Tag: BOD

Committee to study Ulsoor lake pollution

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)has ordered the constitution of a joint committee to take water samples from Bengaluru’s Ulsoor lake and neighbouring areas to ascertain whether the lake is being polluted owing to illegal activity. The Bench, comprising Justice K. Ramakrishnanand expert member Saibal Dasgupta. The water analysis should include not only Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) limit, but also the Total Coliforms and Faecal Coliforms and also the presence of any heavy metals like Arsenic, Phosphorus, etc.