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
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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?
Jan 05 2017
NOT-SO-NICE STORIES OF NICE ROAD
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Akshatha M
Their lands were notified for Bangalore-Mysore infra corridor project 19 years ago. Now their land has no market value, they can't dare to plant something that's of value, can't renovate or rebuild their houses, and can't be assured of a secured future. A story of how flawed land acquisition policies put lives in jeopardy.
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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?
Jan 02 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Yesterday (Sun, 1st Jan 2017) , at about 7.30pm, we drove on to the NICE Road (now it's the NECE Road) at the Mysore Road junction,  and there were long queues of cars waiting to pay the tolls. We found two men standing in front of the toll...
Dec 27 2016
CLEANING UP KR MARKET
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Nikhil R Reddy
Every mayor wants to clean-up KR Market. G Padmavathi's challenge is no mean task as this photo essay shows.
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 21 2016
LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR BENGALURU
Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
Bringing Light Rail system to Bengaluru will involve redeveloping 5042 acres of land. Can the government turn this into an example of participatory democracy?
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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 16 2016
APARTMENT SWM INITIATIVES
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Anandhi Balaji
Sobha Quartz resident Anandhi Balaji recounts her experience in leading the community on the way to a more responsible and environment-friendly holistic lifestyle.
Dec 13 2016
STATUS OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Traffic issues in Bengaluru have been unbearable. There are multiple projects announced by the government, that are either in cold storage or moving at a snail's pace. Here's a list and status of such projects.
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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Dec 06 2016
DESIGN ISSUES IN TENDERSURE FOOTPATHS
News Desk
Do wider footpaths mean more space for trees? What might happen if trees don't have enough space for their roots? An analysis.
Nov 29 2016
PLASTIC LITERACY
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Raghu Varma
While the ubiquitous ‘carry-bag’ is at the receiving end of most citizen-centric moves against plastic usage, Raghu Varma draws attention to the many other buying choices we need to reconsider.
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Nov 25 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Are you frustrated by traffic delays in Bengaluru? Do you know how much time you and others are wasting due to traffic jams! While everyone in Bengaluru complains about the traffic problems of the city, very few invest their personal time and capability...
Nov 25 2016
FOR A SIGNAL-FREE OUTER RING ROAD
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
For years, residents of Banashankari, JP Nagar, and other areas along the Outer Ring Road, as well as commuters on the route, have been suffering due to ill-conceived and continuous construction. Isn't there a better way to address mobility issues, wonders an anguished citizen.
Nov 23 2016
DEBATE ON ELEVATED CORRIDORS
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Balaji Chitra Ganesan
The arguments against elevated corridors don't hold much water, as the project is still in the initial stage. A city that did not build mass transit systems from the beginning now needs such solutions, argues Balaji Ganesan.
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Nov 23 2016
DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
No funds will be allocated for water supply plans in 110 villages added to BBMP in 2008, until BWSSB shows permanent water source. This means the city needs to work on a sustainable water source.
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