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Feb 25 2017
Blog: Open City
A quick glance at the BBMP budgets of the recent past show over-estimated revenues - check them out and learn how keep track of city budgets using our Open City platform. BBMP has just set up an online budget feedback form , but before you communicate...
Feb 22 2017
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
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Pic: Praful Residents of Bengaluru might have noticed in the media, that recently the BBMP has commenced issuing notices to many commercial/non-residential establishments in residential areas to shut shop. Whilst this may come across to many...
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.
Feb 21 2017
POLICY IN ACTION PROGRAMME
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Anjini Bist
A recently launched experiential public policy programme offers 60 Bengaluru participants a chance to work on live projects for seven members of parliament.
Feb 10 2017
BENGALURU REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Executive Trustee of CIVIC Kathyayini Chamaraj points out why the planning process being followed for the city goes grossly against the 74th Constitutional Amendment and what needs to be corrected for the exercise to have an impact.
Feb 02 2017
PEOPLE REACT TO BDA'S MASTER PLAN
Leo Saldanha
An informal citizen meeting explored the possibilities of a proactive engagement with planning/governance of Bengaluru, in view of preparation of revised master plan for the city.
Jan 26 2017
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS IN BENGALURU
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Nikhil R Reddy
From diesel generator to water pumps and tanks to fire-extinguishing mechanism assembled on two-wheelers, Fire Department has interesting set of tools to deal with emergencies.
Jan 23 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
Wherever BDA shows its Master Plan, there are strong objections to it. People point out that it ... (a) .. is autocratic, having been developed with no input from the people of the city. It is almost as if it is being shown to us after everything...
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Jan 23 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Bengaluru is in the process of preparing yet another master plan. What does the process involve and what does it aim to achieve? To understand this, let us go back to the time when Kempegowda first founded our great city, Bengaluru.  ...
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Jan 19 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Akbar Ali talks about the ’Sakala’ initiative of the government of Karnataka
Jan 09 2017
CITY OF SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS - PART 1
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Arunava Bannerjee
With more and more apartments installing sewage treatment plants, recycled water is available for use. After RO treatment, this water becomes potable. But are people drinking it?
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 23 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE – II
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Nakul Heble, Sharachchandra Lele , and Pradeep Kuttuva
Recent BWSSB regulation requiring even existing apartments in core sewered areas of Bengaluru to compulsorily install STPs reeks of impracticality and an unfair targeting of apartment dwellers.
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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?
Dec 09 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE - I
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Pradeep Kuttuva, Sharachchandra Lele , and Nakul Heble
Following BWSSB's 2016 regulation mandating all apartment complexes with more than 20 units to install their own STPs, a study finds many challenges before the ones already in place.
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Nov 21 2016
SUGGESTIONS TO BENGALURU TRAFFIC POLICE
Meghana Eswar
When the traffic police are making use of technology in their favour, why can't they extend it to the public, asks Meghana.
Nov 15 2016
ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES
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Akshatha M
Do you know a poor family that could benefit with some assistance from the government, but doesn't know where to look? This list could help you guide them to the right doors.
Nov 02 2016
ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES
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Akshatha M
Government officials say there are easy, streamlined procedures for the poor to avail special schemes meant for them, but the experience on the ground in Bengaluru suggests otherwise. Where are the gaps and can they be plugged?
Oct 31 2016
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Could systemic public engagement prevent imbroglios of the kind created by the Bengaluru steel flyover proposal? What steps and caveats would be necessary for that?
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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 25 2016
STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Shree D N
It was a mix of lessons in social justice, equality, sustainability, citizen involvement in civic issues and politics of development in cities, not limited to Bengaluru, in addition to the culmination of the symbolic no-vote collection drive.
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Oct 25 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Metro has sought public input on which of the different lines - existing as well as proposed - should be extended to the airport. I'm sure many people will give their input, but there are two other aspects to look at. (1) We should conduct extensive...
Oct 24 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
N S Mukunda
Citizen Action Forum (CAF) suggests remedial measures that will decongest Bengaluru's Airport Road, without going for steel flyover.
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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
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
This letter addressed to Governor of Karnataka was submitted at the Rajbhavan by the citizens protesting against steel flyover on October 21, 2016.
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