Apr 24 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) is back to its old status, and the deadlock continues. Akshatha M traces a month's journey of the plant, through her interactions with concerned key parties.
Apr 23 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
At least this dug up part of Bannerghatta Road mentions that natural gas pipelines are being laid.   But in most places, roads are dug up without warning and with no information about why the surface is being broken up. Nor does...
Apr 18 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
This composting plant in Bengaluru is supposed to be model that will show how large scale composting can be done in cities. But what is really going on? A reality check.
Apr 17 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.
Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Mar 31 2017
MODELS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT
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Pierre Chahine
Bengaluru qualifies to be in the low-income category as per World Bank classification, with investments made more on collection and poor quality landfills.
Mar 27 2017
THE STORY OF A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: I GOT GARBAGE
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Pierre Chahine
I Got Garbage (IGG) is the most poignant instance of IT use in waste management in Bangalore. Almost four years have passed since its inception. How is the social enterprise going on?
Mar 24 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Intrigued by the subject title? I am writing about the fact that the new plastic number plates on cars are, very frequently broken off during even small impacts with obstacles, leading to number plates that are incomplete and cannot be used for...
Mar 21 2017
SOLUTIONS TO BENGALURU TRAFFIC
Sambhav Chopra
It's not an uncommon fact anymore that Bengaluru suffers from one of the worst traffic conditions in the whole country, where it can surprisingly take an hour to travel a distance as short as a few kilometres. While the daily victims of this grim...
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Mar 21 2017
OUTER RING ROAD CHRONICLES
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Vaidya R
There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?
Mar 15 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We are, according to the traditional calendar,only in Vasant Ritu. But in Bangalore, this is the hot season. The temperature is rising steadily, and so, too, is the demand for water. Sitting on a plateau, having depleted our water-table alarmingly...
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
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the NICE Road, I have been recently noticing people (apparently employed by those who collect the tolls) who approach cars stuck in the queue, asking if they want to pay the toll to them and not have to stop at the toll gate. The hidden agenda...
Mar 06 2017
DEMAND FOR MORE BUSES
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News Desk
Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!
Mar 02 2017
Blog: Open City
ST Layout Bed, 9am on a Tuesday. In a vacant plot of land, street sweepers gather the fallen leaves and garbage on the streets into two piles. They set them on fire and go on with their business. Meanwhile, all the surrounding houses are getting smoked...
Feb 24 2017
Blog: The BPAC blog
B.PAC submitted its strong objections to BESCOM proposal for increase of electricity tariff for FY-18. T.V. Mohandas Pai, Vice President, B.PAC made the submissions before the commission today during the public hearing conducted by KERC. Following...
Feb 22 2017
E-WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BENGALURU
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Manvel Alur
A new initiative in Bengaluru to help people dispose e-waste responsibly.
Feb 14 2017
INTERVIEW OF KCDC CHAIRMAN A KENCHEGOWDA
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Akshatha M
3000 tonnes of unsold compost is lying at KCDC as there are no buyers this year. The plan now is to shift city's waste to outskirts via goods trains. More such interesting points, in the interview of Karnataka Compost Development Company Chairman Kenchegowda.
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Jan 26 2017
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Nadia Asif
Take photos of the issues, post it on social media by tagging the authorities. Have faith: they will solve the issues for you!
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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
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Rosemary F N
Pedestrians are the most-neglected species on the road. Their rights have been infringed by others' "ways".
Jan 19 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Dignity, and quality of life in one's old age is not something given to all of us; sometimes, for various reasons, people have to take up residence in an old-age home. I recently visited one such home, only for ladies, in J P Nagar.  ...
Jan 13 2017
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Most borewells along Sarjapura Road do not yield much water. A new apartment opposite Kaikondrahalli Kere is also struggling for water as their borewells run dry. The builder decides to revive an old  open well in his property. The well is ...
Jan 12 2017
WEBSITE TO TRACK STORMWATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Bangalureans need to have the survey number, village, hobli and taluk as found in the registration document to be able to use this portal
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Jan 11 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT
News Desk
Bellandur, with its 100+ garbage dumps, had gained a special place in our garbage map. Now BBMP reduces door-to-door collection autos and increases street sweepers for the ward. Will it really help?
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?
 
 

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