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Jan 09 2017
CITY OF SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS - PART 1
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Arunava Bannerjee
With more and more apartments installing sewage treatment plants, recycled water is available for use. After RO treatment, this water becomes potable. But are people drinking it?
Jan 03 2017
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
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Akshatha M
The BBMP's inaction against Orion Mall and two other high profile encroachers has attracted a contempt notice from the High Court. Will the state finally have to take a call on the issue?
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 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 21 2016
SUGGESTIONS TO BENGALURU TRAFFIC POLICE
Meghana Eswar
When the traffic police are making use of technology in their favour, why can't they extend it to the public, asks Meghana.
Nov 15 2016
ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES
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Akshatha M
Do you know a poor family that could benefit with some assistance from the government, but doesn't know where to look? This list could help you guide them to the right doors.
Nov 02 2016
ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMMES
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Akshatha M
Government officials say there are easy, streamlined procedures for the poor to avail special schemes meant for them, but the experience on the ground in Bengaluru suggests otherwise. Where are the gaps and can they be plugged?
Oct 31 2016
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Could systemic public engagement prevent imbroglios of the kind created by the Bengaluru steel flyover proposal? What steps and caveats would be necessary for that?
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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 28 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
BBMP, instead of paying the revised salary to contract workers and regularising them, is thinking of self-help groups. Contract Pourakarmika Union is opposing this move.
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Oct 25 2016
STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Shree D N
It was a mix of lessons in social justice, equality, sustainability, citizen involvement in civic issues and politics of development in cities, not limited to Bengaluru, in addition to the culmination of the symbolic no-vote collection drive.
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Oct 25 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Metro has sought public input on which of the different lines - existing as well as proposed - should be extended to the airport. I'm sure many people will give their input, but there are two other aspects to look at. (1) We should conduct extensive...
Oct 24 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
N S Mukunda
Citizen Action Forum (CAF) suggests remedial measures that will decongest Bengaluru's Airport Road, without going for steel flyover.
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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 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
This letter addressed to Governor of Karnataka was submitted at the Rajbhavan by the citizens protesting against steel flyover on October 21, 2016.
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Oct 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
No-vote collections, viral video campaigns, rally, consultation and other elements have been planned by Citizens for Bengaluru team, to bring awareness among public on the steel flyover planned on Ballari Road.
Oct 21 2016
ILLEGAL ADVERTISEMENT HOARDINGS
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Akshatha M
In brazen defiance of law, advertisers put up illegal hoardings across the city, often multiple times after the authorities have torn them down. How will the BBMP deal with this menace?
Oct 19 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Day before yesterday (22nd June, 2016) my driving licence (along with many other cards and quite a lot of cash, but that's another story) was stolen. The website told me, I needed to get a notarised statement to the effect that I'd lost the licence...
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Oct 19 2016
THOUGHTS ON THE STEEL BRIDGE
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Pallon Daruwala
Author requests the government to allow more time to find a proper solution to the traffic problem, to be more inclusive and allow more qualified minds to come together to settle steel flyover issue.
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Oct 18 2016
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Balaji Chitra Ganesan
Balaji Ganesan argues that the steel flyover will help take away the fast-moving traffic that goes towards Hebbal and ORR on the elevated stretch while the grade level can be safely used by neighborhood traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Oct 16 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
For the first time in the history of Bengaluru, a movement for sustainable transport has caught the imagination of public. What's it all about?
Oct 14 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
BDA releases the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and traffic simulations for the controversial steel flyover project.
Oct 13 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I am told that I can pay my BESCOM bill online, if I know my Customer ID or the Account ID, which, according to BESCOM, is printed on my bill.   <a href=" http://bescom.org/en/know-your-customer-id-or-account-id/">  here <...
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Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
Tender documents for BDA's proposed steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal in Bengaluru. Source: Eprocurement website.
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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Shree D N
The government not following the due process in the steel flyover issue has irked many public policy experts, while the Bengaluru Development Authority helped the controversy by hiding the information and refusing to share the data that was already in public domain.
 
 

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