Environment
Citizenmatters.in captures the beauty of India's Garden City, Bangalore. Read about Bangalore's Lakes, Parks, Birds, Wildlife and other tourist attractions.
Jul 23 2008
LOSS OF GREENERY
Sanjuktha Mukund
I am a nature lover and it is killing me to see all the tree cover just vanish from Banglore. Have you seen CMH road recently? Why are the trees being chopped left, right and center? Are we even aware of the HUGE price we are paying and for what...
Jul 17 2008
HESARGHATTA LAKE
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Rushalini Rajkumar
The now dry Hesarghatta lake in the outskirts of Bangalore, which has supplied water to the city for over a century, is a mute victim of environmental ravages. See our slide show.
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Jul 11 2008
LOSS OF GREENERY
Supriya Khandekar
The High Court has appointed a panel of experts to a committee to review infrastructure development in Bangalore, in response to a PIL asking for stay on the road widening project.
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Jun 25 2008
SAVING NATURAL SPACES
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
In a report submitted to the High Court, Karnataka's highest ranking forest official Dr P J Dilip Kumar has severely criticised the state's approach to commercialise Bangalore's lakes.
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May 29 2008
PICNICKERS RUN DRIVES
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Deepa Mohan
Instead of cribbing about litter in picnic spots around Bangalore and apathy of the government bodies, a group of city-based volunteers have taken it on themselves to run clean and green drives.
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May 23 2008
E-WASTE COLLECTION IN BANGALORE
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Supriya Khandekar
A city-wide initiative to safely discard used batteries and CDs has been quietly taking shape at apartments, schools and offices.
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May 14 2008
WATER FOR NEW LAYOUTS
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Charumathi Supraja
Some layouts in south-eastern Bangalore may simply not get piped water unless their 'unauthorised' or 'illegal' status is resolved. Citizen Matters ' inquiry found out more.
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May 12 2008
QUICK GETAWAY
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Rajeev Rajagopalan
The Bannerghata Nature Camp offers rest for the stressed out and close view of wild animals for nature lovers.
Apr 25 2008
CITY'S PRIDE: PARKS
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Supriya Khandekar
While luring adults into a healthy lifestyle with manicured parks in every locality, the BBMP may be driving children indoors.
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Apr 21 2008
PROTECTING OPEN SPACE
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Revathi Siva Kumar
A green belt in the prime area of Koramangala was set aside in the 90s through litigation which citizens helped the government win. Today, that protection is under threat.
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Apr 15 2008
ENVIRONMENT
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Mahesh Srinivas
You'll have a range of wildlife to keep you company during your walk, from the rare Golden Oriole to the squabbling Pond Herons and more.
Mar 20 2008
BANGALORE'S NATURALISTS
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Deepa Mohan
The Jungle Lodges Naturalists' Training Program at the Bannerghatta National Park draws a wide variety of citizens including engineering graduates, doctors, dentists, corporate executives, and even the spiritually inclined.
Jan 25 2008
TREES OR TRAFFIC
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Deepa Mohan
The city administration has started lopping off trees earlier this month to widen 45 roads, even as officials agree that tree-cutting isn't a long-term fix. Citizens' groups are asserting that there has been little open dialogue on the real options. Deepa Mohan digs deeper.
Jan 17 2008
MEET THE CITY'S BIRDS
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Deepa Mohan
The Bangalore Bird Race is on Sunday, January 20. More than 250 teams have registered for the event so far. Deepa Mohan participated in last year's race and says there is much to look forward to.
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Jan 15 2008
NEW STUDY ON CITY DEVELOPMENT
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
A recent study by a doctoral students at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore suggests that Hebbal lake's 'development' is against the idea of the city being a 'melting pot', because it cuts off access to several communities. Rajeev Yeshwanth has more.
Dec 07 2007
ENVIRONMENT
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Gayatri Rao
Residents at an apartment complex are turning off their lights, ACs, fans, geysers and more for an hour on 15 December evening, in response to an nationwide appeal from citizens in Mumbai. Gayatri Rao has more.
Nov 27 2007
CITIZEN ACTION
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Anirvan Ghosh
Koramangala residents join hands with Levis management ensure new saplings are planted to replace the 3 trees felled a while ago. Now they are getting more ambitious. Anirvan Ghosh gives an update.
Nov 06 2007
INDIAN WILDLIFE ONLINE
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Deepa Mohan
A profile of India Nature Watch, an online resource for Indian wildlife photography buffs.
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Oct 01 2007
WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION
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Deepa Mohan
A visit to CUPA's Bannerghata Rescue Centre and PfA's animal hospice in Kengeri shows the centres doing their best for the animals.
Sep 01 2007
PROACTIVE CITIZEN
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Hamsa Ravikiran
Hamsa Ravikiran recounts how a dreadful roadside spot got converted to a clean and green garden.
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Aug 15 2007
CITIZEN ACTION
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Ayesha Aleem
A candle light vigil was held opposing LDA plans to handover Hebbal Lake to a private party that plans an upmarket recreational facility beside the lake.
Aug 01 2007
ADOPT-A-LAKE SCHEME
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Only six lakes were adopted in the past three years and even they aren't doing too well.
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Jul 10 2007
HEARTLESS HACKING
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Shubha Narayanan
Who cut the trees in front of Levi's showroom in Koramangala?
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Jul 01 2007
NEW LAW BEING ENFORCED
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Revathi Siva Kumar
Since May 2007, the water board has made rainwater harvesting (RWH) mandatory for new constructions and appears to be quietly enforcing this rule.
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Jul 01 2007
LDA SCHEME FOR LAKE PROTECTION
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
Will the Lake Development Authority’s (LDA) public private partnership (PPP) model protect or destroy Bangalore’s last remaining lakes?
Jun 01 2007
LAKE DEVELOPMENT
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Rajeev Yeshwanth
LDA leases out Agara Lake to a private party which plans an amusement park. Local residents and environmentalists are aghast and plan their next moves.
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