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Why did BBMP, Karnataka UDD apologise to green court?

Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT's authority. But what about the conclusion - is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions - those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.

Shree D N, Apr 20 2017
A reality check inside city's one and only composting plant

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.

Akshatha M, Apr 18 2017
If composting plant doesn't work, close it down: HSR residents

Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.

Akshatha M, Apr 17 2017
Takeaways for Bengaluru from New York City's waste management plans

Bengaluru qualifies to be in the low-income category as per World Bank classification, with investments made more on collection and poor quality landfills.

Social enterprise uses IT to help Bengaluru in SWM

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?

Bengaluru's airpocalypse: a workshop on problems and probable solutions

Bengaluru is following Delhi in terms of air pollution. What can air pollution do to us? Who is measuring the air pollution? How to control it? Get to know all about it, this Saturday.

News Desk, Mar 16 2017

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.

Akshatha M, Apr 24 2017


How to segregate waste in apartments?

Segregation of garbage at source comes into effect in Bangalore! Here is a guide to 'Solid Waste Management' in apartments.

How to segregate waste in offices?

Segregation of garbage at source comes into effect in Bangalore! Here is a guide to 'Solid Waste Management’ in offices.

You can do this too: Clean city for just a 100 bucks!

Segregation at source became possible at Bellandur ward with the effort of a few committed individuals. When is this going to be replicated in your area?

How your apartment complex can be a waste-free zone

How to start? What are the non-negotiables? What is negotiable? What about training? Citizen Matters presents a step-by-step guide and more.

What to reuse, how to recycle

All about waste management. What can be recycled, what can be reused? where can you donate stuff and more.

Understanding how to segregate waste

Clarifying all you wanted to know about waste segregation - the what, why, where and how to do it! From food waste to recyclables, e-waste to biomedical waste.

The journey of my kitchen waste

Follow Vani Murthy explaining how to deal with kitchen waste. It can’t get simpler!

Tips to the city on handling composting better

How can Bengaluru handle its waste better? What can reduce the burden on landfills? Here are some insights from a composting practitioner.