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May 20 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
BBMP has announced a Vanamahotsav walkathon tomorrow, Sunday May 21st, to encourage the public to plant 10 lakh saplings in the city in order to increase green cover. It is seeking active public participation to make the drive successful. Just...
May 20 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
BBMP's proposal to begin charging people to park on the streets can seem like a long-overdue scheme. But while the principle of charging for public space seems reasonable, we should do more than that. We should set targets for what we hope...
May 15 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
BBMP likes to create regular, small contracts. This system is informally known as 'hale kallu, hosa billu', and is well understood by all the stakeholders !! Take the example of shoulder drains. To begin with, it is common sense that a...
May 11 2017
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IN BENGALURU
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D R Prakash
It's that time of the year when everyone pays property tax in Bengaluru, to get the benefit of 5% rebate. But all is not well with property tax payment system. What's wrong?
Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Mar 15 2017
BBMP WARD OFFICE MAPPING
News Desk
Locating ward offices is the first step to solving any problem. Help fellow citizens locate ward offices easily!
Mar 10 2017
BBMP GUTTIGE POWRAKARMIKARA SANGHA PROTESTS
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Vinay Sreenivasa
More than 1000 contract Powrakarmikas protested at BBMP head office on Womens' Day. BBMP finally agreed to weekly off , direct payment of wages from BBMP for workers, and assured that arrears and revised wages will reach workers within a month.
Mar 08 2017
COMPOSTING POLICY IN KARNATAKA
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Shivani Shah
Composting policy revealed by Agriculture Minister is going to do a lot of good to the city's garbage scene, says Shivani Shah.
Mar 07 2017
INTERVIEW WITH BBMP MAYOR PADMAVATHI
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Akshatha M
BBMP will collect extra property tax due to improved IT-assisted property mapping, says Mayor Padmavathi, in an interview, explaining how BBMP is trying to implement many news schemes and programmes.
Mar 03 2017
BBMP CONTRACT WORKERS UNION
News Desk
BBMP contract workers say the contract system is designed to be discriminatory and exploitative, and must be abolished.
Feb 22 2017
S R Tejas
Why did BBMP issue notices to commercial establishments? How is it related to master plan? Many such queries answered.
Jan 03 2017
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
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Akshatha M
The BBMP's inaction against Orion Mall and two other high profile encroachers has attracted a contempt notice from the High Court. Will the state finally have to take a call on the issue?
Dec 19 2016
DUMP ON FIRE
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V K Srivatsa
Continuous garbage dumping and fires on BDA land create grave health hazard for residents of Ward 198 in Anjanapura, but who's listening?
Oct 28 2016
GARBAGE FIRES AT BASAPURA
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Aditya V Potapragada
Tired of having to constantly breathe in toxic fumes from the garbage dump fires in his neighbourhood, a school student takes up his pen to write to the authorities.
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Oct 28 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
BBMP, instead of paying the revised salary to contract workers and regularising them, is thinking of self-help groups. Contract Pourakarmika Union is opposing this move.
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Oct 24 2016
WASTE DUMP FIRE
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Seema Sharma
Rubber, plastic and mixed waste continues to burn over three days off Outer Ring Road. As Bellandur burns, why is the government fiddling?
Oct 21 2016
ILLEGAL ADVERTISEMENT HOARDINGS
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Akshatha M
In brazen defiance of law, advertisers put up illegal hoardings across the city, often multiple times after the authorities have torn them down. How will the BBMP deal with this menace?
Oct 11 2016
BELLANDUR CITIZEN DRIVE
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Meera Nair
Citizens of Bellandur get together to find a way to remove the huge advertisement displays that are not only unaesthetic, but also dangerous. Meera Nair describes the drive and the learning.
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Oct 04 2016
CITY BUDGET
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Gayatri Nair
Send your budget requests on any civic issue through the MCMB budget bus, or one of their workshops or on ichangemycity.com - they will all be compiled and shared with the state and its agencies at a large event in December.
Sep 29 2016
BBMP MAYOR ELECTIONS
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Akshatha M
JD(S) corporator M Anand from Radhakrishna Temple ward was elected as the Deputy Mayor in the polls marked by controversy over the suspension of voting rights of Independent MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and BJP's PC Mohan.
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Sep 16 2016
BBMP COMMISSIONER'S INTERVIEW
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Cherry Agarwal
BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.
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Sep 12 2016
FESTIVE SEASON & GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
News Desk
BBMP has teamed up with citizen volunteers to manage waste generated during festivals.
Sep 06 2016
ECO-FRIENDLY GANESHA FESTIVALS IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Ganesha festival just got a bit more greener, with better awareness among communities in Bengaluru while more and more citizens went for ecofriendly Ganesha idols.
Sep 02 2016
CLEARING STORM WATER DRAINS WITH CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Srinivas Alavilli
Here's how a team of citizens went about clearing the storm water drain in their layout - a seemingly impossible work that only municipal administration is supposed to do.
Aug 25 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART III
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Akshatha M
BDA master plan is not based on state Revenue Department's maps. Result: BDA master plan cannot be a reference for nalas!
Aug 23 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART II
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Akshatha M
Land registrations take place without actual surveys, which makes it easy for anyone to register anything. Having Unique Property Ownership Records is a possible solution to the mess, but it's being opposed by the land mafia.
 
 

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