Environment
Citizenmatters.in captures the beauty of India's Garden City, Bangalore. Read about Bangalore's Lakes, Parks, Birds, Wildlife and other tourist attractions.
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 01 2016
SWACHH UTSAV ACROSS THE CITY
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News Desk
If you want to pitch in to make your city cleaner this October 2nd, here's a list of drives around the city that you can join!
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 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Whitefield Rising hosted an enlightening session on Sunday, September 26, with eminent environmentalist A.N. Yellappa Reddy, who connected the dots among environmental consciousness, waste management, sewage treatment, lake purification, biodiversity...
Sep 28 2016
SASIVE SATYAGRAHA
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News Desk
A coalition against GM food crops has planned a citizens' awareness and call-to-action campaign to be launched on October 2.
Sep 13 2016
BANDH TIME THOUGHTS
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Priya Ramasubban
What we eat every day is what affects farmers. Think about how we can make long term choices to support them every day of the year!
Sep 09 2016
GARBAGE SPOT MAPPING PROJECT
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Shree D N
A garbage dump symbolises the problem in the waste collection system. A city can try to solve the garbage problem, with the help of authentic data marked on map.
Sep 08 2016
CLEANING UP INDIA
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Sudha Narasimhachar
The Prime Minister’s vision of a clean India will remain a pipe dream unless the common man takes it upon himself.
Sep 08 2016
NATURE FEATURE
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Deepa Mohan
Seen these colourful locusts anywhere ever? They are extraordinarily sensitive to their surroundings, and can jump about a metre without wings!
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.
Sep 01 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
Sarjapura village/town, located in the south of Bangalore Urban District, has about 26 lakes in a radius of 7 km. Said to cover about 505 hectares, the largest lake is 271 acres big. If one looks at google maps though, one would find it difficult...
Sep 01 2016
PROMOTING ORGANIC FARMING
Kate Clark
New initiatives connect farmers and consumers - supplying fresh, chemical-free vegetables to Bengaluru residents.
Aug 09 2016
BENGALURU FLOODS DISASTER
Dr Ajaya S Bharadwaja
t's not easy to navigate between loads of documents and see whether there is a violation in the property that you buy. Bengaluru needs to identify its flood zones to prevent future financial loss to the inhabitants.
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Jul 22 2016
SUPREME COURT ON PLASTIC BAN
News Desk
http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/supreme-court-order-on-plastic-ban-petition-by-karuna Karuna-Order-Asp Document Pages Notes Text   Zoom  ...
Jul 18 2016
VETERINARY DOCTORS IN BANNERGHATTA NATIONAL PARK
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Who takes care of the animals at Bengaluru's Bannerghata National Park— what is their work like?
Jul 18 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
On Saturday, 16-July-2016,  Horamavu Parisara Abhivruddhi Samiti  ( HPAS ) organised an intensive day-long lake cleaning and beautification event at the  Horamavu Agara Kere . More than 100 people participated in the event. In addition...
Jul 11 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
Pic: Shubha Ramachandran Often times we (BIOME) are asked to compare the prices of recharge wells quoted by various well diggers. After speaking with the clients, we realise that they maybe comparing apples to oranges. Apples to oranges –...
Jul 08 2016
Sumanth Bindumadhav
Every city, even a giant metropolis like Bengaluru, still has a few patches of green, blue or brown that have managed to survive or at least allay the formidable onslaught of concrete and glass. Look carefully in these oases and you’ll be sure...
Jun 17 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
As there are many people in Bangalore who would be eligible, reproducing this interesting assignment... from http://reachwater.org.uk/
Jun 15 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Garbage isn't exactly Rocket Science but given the filth around us, one would think it is! Given that the Government struggles with Execution and Enforcement of its well thought out policies and programs, we looked to see how exactly we can get a...
Jun 10 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
"Garbage, sewage and construction debris are eating up Bengaluru's Chunchaghatta lake situated in the Konankunte ward, adjacent to Eshwar Layout in southern JP Nagar." This is what an article on Citizen Matters said, more than five years ago. The...
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...
Jun 08 2016
CLEARING BENGALURU'S RAIN CHANNELS
Tara Krishnaswamy
A team of citizens cleared rainwater channels and helped rainwater flow into the lake. Here's how they did it.
Jun 07 2016
NATURE IN THE CITY
Harini Nagendra
A new book, Nature in the City examines the past, present and future of nature in rapidly urbanising Bengaluru. An excerpt.
Jun 07 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
Team VIKAS is organising Run4Lake - to create awareness about Vibhutipura Lake. The location of the lake can be seen on googlemaps here . Runners will need to complete two laps around the lake, starting at Utkarsh Park, LBS Nagar. Registrations...
Jun 06 2016
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
Trees as we all know are of great importance for the whole human fraternity as well as managing the natural balance in the environment. However, we human beings are regularly cutting down the trees for fulfilling our personal needs without seeing...
 
 

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