Impact on the environs of Bairamangala Watershed due to water quality depletion: A Remote Sensing approach
M. R. Vijaindra
M.Tech, Student, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
C2, Kendriya Vidyalaya ASC Staff Quarters, Victoria Road,
Bangalore: 560047, Karnataka, India
Tel: (080) 5561128
Dr. Sudha Ravindranath
Scientist, Regional Remote Sensing Service center, Bangalore
Dr. M. S. Nathawat
Head, Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
The urban areas near any big or major city undergo dramatic changes both in human and physical environment. The smaller urban areas usually become the corner points of major cities and become a dumping ground for all kinds of urban solid and liquid waste. The vrishabhavati river treatment plant located at Kengeri satellite town of Bangalore city has caused a lot of negative environmental condition leading to increase in the SPM in the river and pollution of the surrounding landmass.
In this paper a humble attempt is made to notice the changes and degrading health condition of both plant and human life using the aids of remotely sensed data and non-spatial data to support each other. Some basic remedial measures have been suggested to reduce the intensity of this water quality depletion and its effect on the nearby urban areas.