Waste Management
May 25 2017
STREAMLINING WASTE COLLECTION IN BENGALURU
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Nishanth C
List of wardwise BBMP microplan/autoblock data for Bengaluru.
May 16 2017
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Sobha Quartz in Bellandur, Bengaluru is a residential apartment complex with 146 families. Some families living here compost their kitchen waste in their own balcony-based mini composting plants. They also embrace zero-waste events, sustainable menstruation...
May 13 2017
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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On 2nd October 2014, Prime Minister Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission in India as a national movement. Bengaluru that was buzzing with waste management activities joined the bandwagon. But three years down the line, the problems still exist. We...
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 06 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
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News Desk
Bengaluru may not rank among the cleanest cities of India, but it has the most comprehensive grassroot-level plan for waste collection, which is awaiting implementation. The data for this is public now.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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?
Dec 29 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Ever wondered what happens to the your hair after it is cut ? Waste hair can be and is upcycled. (Language: Tamil)
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 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 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 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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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 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
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 18 2016
OPEN LETTER TO CHIEF MINISTER ON STEEL FLYOVER
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Kathyayini Chamraj, who questions the rationale behind steel flyover, also suggests alternative meaningful ways to invest public money. Will the government listen?
 
 

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