The 69-Km long Vrishabhavathi is the urban-industrial river of Bengaluru- India’s silicon valley. Heavily modified and egregiously polluted, Vrishabhavathi does not exist in her natural form. Not even close. She is an open sewer for a toxic mix of human waste, industrial effluents, and solid waste. Because of this, she is often called Visha-bhavathi (Visha meaning poison in the Kannada Language).
This page provides the necessary maps, data, analysis, and information to enhance the public knowledge of the river. It is especially relevant to citizen activists, policymakers, lawyers, researchers, academicians, and students interested in cleaning up the river. We intend this to drive Vrishabhavathi river conservation awareness and action in Bengaluru.
Key to understanding rivers
The Vrishabhavathi river map is a colorful and slightly complex map, that plots a wide range of human activities affecting the river: Industrial clusters, Sewage treatment plants, Industrial effluent treatment plants, Hazardous waste Landfills, Urban centers, Open-pit quarries, Hydropower plants, etc. It also provides details of lakes in the basin along with drainage and flow direction.