Bellandur-Agara SEZ project
Apr 13 2017
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News Desk
Bellandur lake always hits headlines for some reason - this time it's in news because the National Green Tribunal has taken it on itself to save the lake from sewage abuse.
Oct 08 2015
UPDATE ON BELLANDUR-AGARA SEZ PROJECT
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Akshatha M
The National Green Tribunal dismissed the contempt of court case filed by NGOs after Mantri Developers counsels apologised in the court.
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Jul 31 2015
UPDATE ON BELLANDUR AGARA SEZ PROJECT
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Akshatha M
Though only eight days are left for the deadline of the National Green Tribunal, the eight-member expert committee is yet to study the approvals provided by BWSSB and KIADB to the massive SEZ coming up on Bellandur lake catchment area.
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Jun 16 2015
ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY PLAN FOR BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
A report that proposed that lakes be rejuvenated and used as sources of water, is gathering dust at the BDA office. However, the matter is not as simple as it appears to be.
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Jun 11 2015
UPDATES ON BELLANDUR AGARA SEZ PROJECT
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Akshatha M
HC has given liberty to the petitioners to file a fresh petition after the case before National Green Tribunal is disposed. The Supreme Court stayed the fine imposed on the developers. What else is going on, related to Bellandur-Agara SEZ project?
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May 08 2015
ENVIRONMENT NORMS VIOLATION BY BUILDERS
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Akshatha M
National Green Tribunal delivered a verdict on the SEZ coming up on the catchment area of Bellandur lake, banning anymore sanctions to any projects in Bengaluru that are coming up on lake catchment areas. What else did the judgment say?
Apr 22 2015
PIL ON AGARA AND BELLANDUR LAKES
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Akshatha M
The PIL filed by citizens of Bellandur and Koramangala along with Namma Bengaluru Foundation has reached a stage where builders are asked by the court to be involved in the discussions on maintaining lakes, in collaboration with citizens. Read the full report.
Apr 26 2014
LARGEST LAKE UNDER THREAT
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Nikita Malusare
Following the NGT stay on the multicrore project coming up on Bellandur lakebed, the High Court has decided to adjourn the case to July 18, 2014.
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Mar 24 2014
PEOPLE-POWER
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Nikita Malusare
The barricades placed on the road to the protest spot were removed after the protesters questioned the need.
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Mar 20 2014
PROTEST AGAINST APATHY
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Shree D N
Fed up with the inaction of the government on the mega-project coming up on the banks of Bellandur lake, citizens decide to gather in protest.
Jan 20 2014
UPA LOKAYUKTA MEETING
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Shree D N
Officials do not have an answer to the Upa Lokayukta's question - who has to protect green belts in urban areas.
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Jan 06 2014
VIOLATION OF RULES
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Nikita Malusare
During a recent Upa Lokayukta meeting, it came to light that the promoters declared the construction of two buildings with 18 flats as against actual 18 floors, in order to get BWSSB approval.
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Dec 24 2013
AGARA SEZ CONTROVERSY
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Nikita Malusare
In a meeting last week, the Upa Lokayukta questioned as to why the BBMP allowed the construction to continue when the project did not have the necessary approval.
Oct 22 2013
FINALLY, BALL IS IN THE COURT
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News Desk
The PIL raises questions about the impact of the SEZ on environment, water table and traffic. It questions the allotment of land meant for agriculture.
Sep 19 2013
MULTI-CRORE SEZ CONTROVERSY
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Nikita Malusare
Following media reports on violation of environment laws, the Lake Development Authority inspected Bengaluru's controversial SEZ project off Bellandur Lake and asked KIADB to stop the construction.
Aug 12 2013
PIL AGAINST SEZ
News Desk
The petition by citizens’ groups in North Bangalore and Namma Bengaluru Foundation questions the process through which the state government gave approval to a SEZ project on a wetland.
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Jun 26 2013
CITIZENS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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News Desk
Citizens of Koramangala, HSR Layout and Bellandur areas have written to all industry bodies and government departments concerned, highlighting the violations in upcoming SEZ near Agara in Bangalore, developed by Mantri Developers.
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Jun 02 2013
MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH IRREGULARITIES - III
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Navya P K
The Manipal ETA Infotech project has got the approval from the authorities, even though the assessments highlight the poor traffic plan. Traffic police say they don’t have any say in this.
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May 30 2013
MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH PROJECT IRREGULARITIES - PART I
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Navya P K
A 2300-crore real estate project in south Bangalore has encroached 2.6 acres of Rajakaluve, risking flooding, says an IISc report. The promoter, Manipal ETA Infotech Pvt Ltd, doesn’t even exist in the list of registered companies in India.
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May 30 2013
MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH IRREGULARITIES - II
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Navya P K
The central Environmental Ministry watchdog office in Bengaluru is so understaffed that they are signing off compliance reports without even inspecting sites. This is one of many reasons this 72-acre realty project is proceeding despite major violations.
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Mar 27 2013
72 ACRE MANIPAL ETA INFOTECH PROJECT, NEXT TO AGARA LAKE
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Navya P K
At the edge of Koramangala, a massive 72-acre real estate project is on. It includes apartments, an SEZ, office space, hotels and more, all needing 4.5 million litres of water a day. A Citizen Matters investigation, released with Suvarna News, has exposed how the project got environmental clearance.
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