Pollution
May 09 2017
TREATING SEWAGE IN BENGALURU
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Srikanth Narasimhan
Residents of many old apartments in Bengaluru were shocked to see a notice that asked them to install sewage treatment plants. Bengaluru Apartments Federation calls it completely illogical. Here's why.
May 09 2017
SAVING LAKES IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Most lakes in Bengaluru are polluted. Why? Who all failed in their duties? Here are some answers.
Mar 25 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I got this photo of a stray dog, with a plastic juice or shake container in its mouth.     We have now conditioned even the animals around us to like processed food, lots of sugar. They have learnt to try and ingest plastic...
Mar 17 2017
AIR POLLUTION SCENE
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Adithya Pradyumna
It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.
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Feb 01 2017
Nikhil R Reddy
Every Mayor comes with an agenda to clean-up KR Market, yet it remains dirty.
Jan 04 2017
BELLANDUR AND VARTHUR LAKES
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Nikhil R Reddy
We know that Bellandur and Varthur lakes are in bad shape. But just how bad? Check these shocking pictures.
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?
Nov 08 2016
CITY AIR POLLUTION
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Ankit Bhargava
The ‘Breathe Bengaluru’ project, currently underway in BTM Layout, will track and disseminate emissions data from traffic, construction, waste burning and other location-specific sources.
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Nov 04 2016
BANGALORE'S FIERY MESS
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Akshatha M
Garbage continues to burn across Bengaluru, polluting the air, ground and water bodies. BBMP has not been able to help people who reached out with complaints. Result: the climate hazard, health hazard continues to dance in the city.
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 27 2016
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Pravir B
Pic: Shree D N Diwali or Deepavali, literally a row of lamps, is just round the corner. Spread over five days, it is the biggest festival for our family and our community. The biggest festivities are reserved for amavasya...
Oct 26 2016
GARBAGE ON FIRE
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Gaurav Behere
Residents of Basapura suffer from persistent cough and breathing issues as garbage dumped in the immediate vicinity of apartments and offices is burnt day in day out.
Oct 24 2016
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
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Abhisheka Krishnagopal
Why cannot Deepavali be a peaceful affair? Is anything being done to create awareness among children on harmful effects of crackers? asks Abhisheka Krishnagopal.
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Sep 30 2016
IMPACT OF HEALTH ON POLLUTION
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Navya P K and Akshatha M
Air pollution in Bengaluru has reached levels that are causing many to leave the city on health grounds. Navya PK looks at various studies that outline the shocking impact on citizens and some particularly vulnerable groups.
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.
Jul 22 2016
SUPREME COURT ON PLASTIC BAN
News Desk
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Jun 09 2016
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
A dry for years lake finally looks like a proper water body. Ever since we took up the cause of Puttenahalli Lake over seven years ago, this had been one of our goals - to see the entire lake bed submerged. 20th May 2014 6th June...
May 13 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
On the evening on May 12th, raw sewage gushed in from the eastern inlet for nearly 3 hours into Kaikondrahalli lake. With help from BBMP labourers provided by BBMP lakes Engineer Shilpa, and with many of the lake visitors and volunteers staying back...
May 02 2016
KSPCB'S NEW NORMS ON NITROGEN
Ananth Seshadri Kodavasal
KSPCB introduces new norms for STP treatment - this is going to affect apartment STPs. Why incur a huge cost of this treatment, when there is a simpler, cheaper option, asks Dr Ananth Kodavasal.
Apr 21 2016
AIR POLLUTION - THE SILENT KILLER
Navya P K
Anecdotes and basic studies show air pollution causes lung diseases in Bengaluru. But, nobody is collecting the data that can support strong measures to curb pollution.
Apr 05 2016
JOURNEY OF BANGALORE SEWAGE
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Perumal Venkatesan
Where does Bengaluru's sewage go? What happens to it? Perumal Venkatesan embarks on a photographic journey along the sewage path, to figure it out.
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Apr 01 2016
PLASTIC BAN CELEBRATIONS
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Malini Parmar
Citizens have joined their hands to celebrate the government's move to ban single use disposable plastic items. Join them at Freedom Park on April 2nd.
Mar 13 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I saw this notice in the Arekere Reserve Forest today. What is "illegal dumping"? Is there any "legal dumping"?  And the amount of trash that lies behind the notice gives the lie to the message anyway. What the photograph shows is...
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Mar 11 2016
KSPCB MEETS CITIZENS
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News Desk
Over 150 RWAs participated in the meeting. KSPCB said they will set up websites for each lake where people can lodge complaints.
Mar 09 2016
FISH KILL AT ULSOOR LAKE
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Ganga Madappa
Tens of thousand of fish were found floating on the surface of Ulsoor lake on the morning on March 7th. Here’s what citizens and the authorities have to say about the incident.
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Mar 04 2016
WILL BENGALURU FIGHT FOR BELLANDUR LAKE?
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Sunita Iyer
It is only a matter of time before Bellandur lake becomes 'the lake that was'. Restoring Bengaluru's largest water body is one way to ensure better times for the city in the coming days.
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