Waste Management
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 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?
Oct 06 2016
BBMP GARBAGE DUMP MAPPING PROJECT
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News Desk
These 1000+ spots tell a thousand tales, if only someone has time to listen to each dump! Go explore the map, and see the stories for yourself.
Oct 05 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
October 2 nd  was Gandhi’s birth anniversary and a reminder of his vision of Clean India. Our Prime Minister Modi revived the dream two years back on this day by launching Swacch Bharat Mission. We at Bellandur ward were fortunate to...
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Oct 04 2016
Blog: A treasure of waste
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Indira, wastepicker from Bengaluru, made a passionate plea to world governments for recognizing contributions of wastepickers in ‘ New Urban Agenda ‘ during an event organized on the sidelines of United Nations (UN) Habitat III Prepcom...
Oct 04 2016
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Kabir Arora
A huge loss in his pressure cooker manufacturing factory and the financial crisis that followed made Ajay a migrant, or footloose informal worker. Eight years ago, he moved from Delhi to Bangalore. Having to start life from scratch, he became a waste...
Oct 04 2016
Blog: A treasure of waste
Written by Sowbhagya and translated from Kannada to English by Devaki Samuel It’s been twenty years since I started working as community organizer. I started as a teacher for children of 3-6 years of age. I noticed most of the time older...
Sep 12 2016
FESTIVE SEASON & GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
News Desk
BBMP has teamed up with citizen volunteers to manage waste generated during festivals.
Aug 08 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
I’ve been thinking a lot about garbage. Every day I find myself pondering about Bengaluru’s garbage plight. If you don’t live here, here’s a quick summary: there is a lot of garbage on the streets, sometimes so much it looks like...
Jun 27 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
Sandya Narayanan
To the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Siddaramaiah, To the Minister, Sri K J George Sir, Citizen Petition: #BringBackSubodhYadav This is a tipping point. We citizens of Bengaluru who have been working on bringing in...
Jun 25 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
News Desk
IAS officials get transferred every now and then. But it's different this time—people are rallying behind an officer, Subodh Yadav, who was working on setting right garbage problem in Bengaluru.
Jun 20 2016
ERADICATING BENGALURU'S BLACKSPOTS
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Sandya Narayanan
Bengaluru did not have public bins, and bins have been a bone of contention among solid waste management enthusiasts working to solve the problem. Are bins the only solution for black spot problem? Or is there any alternative?
May 19 2016
TCS WORLD 10K: WASTE MANAGEMENT
Akshatha M
After the Bengaluru Marathon and Pinkathon, it is time for TCS World 10K to go green. An in-depth look at how waste was managed at last week’s run.
 
 

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