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Bangalore has 11,000 acres of forest area: Dipika Bajpai 29.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Raintrees provide shade and keep the carbon emissions in check. But it would be difficult to plant them now as they need too much space. We have other species that can line our roads. But not having trees is not an option, says Dipika. »
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Bin the TenderSURE, plant more trees, says forest official who greened Bengaluru 26.6.2018 Citizen Matters
S R Neginhal, the pioneer of urban forestry who was tasked with greening Bengaluru once and did it successfully, talks about Bengaluru's green cover, why the city is losing it and the way forward. »
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Making Bengaluru Greener through collective efforts 19.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
How can Bengaluru bring back the lost green glory? what can practically be done, and by whom? »
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MLA does corporator’s job because people ask for it, says Krishna Byregowda 27.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Krishna Byre Gowda, MLA from Byatarayanapura who was also a minister in the last cabinet, talks about his work, policies, challenges and achievements. »
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Asked to prune it, BBMP staff chop whole tree 12.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has axed a full-grown tree after an influential person wanted the tree pruned. Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar say that since January, the BBMP has felled at least 34 trees in the area to please some influential people. They claim that since the area is home to many influential people, the Palike has mercilessly felled trees for providing entrances, road widening and parking spaces. Dhruv Kiran, the personal assistant to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, on March 23 applied to the BBMP Forest Cell for pruning of branches of a 30-year-old tree. The application was made for site number 414 on 3rd Cross Ideal Homes Colony. But the workers pruned it so badly that the tree had to be fully axed. A BBMP Forest Cell official said the tree was axed following an application from Dhruv Kiran and after getting permission from the assistant conservator of forests (ACF). Shantha Kumar, ACF, BBMP Forest Cell said permission was given only to prune the branches. ...
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Cauvery issue: Stalin leads opposition parties' protest 1.4.2018 General News
The opposition DMK and some other parties friendly to it staged a protest here today demanding setting up of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre in compliance with the February 16 verdict of the apex court on the vexed issue. Just after giving a call for a state-wide bandh on April 5 over the issue at the party headquarters, DMK Working President M K Stalin arrived at Valluvar Kottam here and led the demonstration. Donning a green shawl as a mark of solidarity with farmers, he told the gathering that several protests have been planned till the Cauvery Management Board was constituted. "Our protest will continue till the Cauvery Management Board is constituted. On behalf of all (friendly) parties we have planned to continue with our protest," Stalin said, adding that he will not reveal the venue or date of protests now. Tamil Nadu Congress President Su Thirunavukkarasar, state secretaries of CPI and CPI (M) R Mutharasan and K Balakrishnan respectively, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal ...
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Seven reasons why Bengaluru can still run out of water 5.3.2018 Citizen Matters
BWSSB water isn't reaching everyone. 1400MLD of sewage water is being wasted. Rainwater isn't harvested enough. What Bengaluru needs now to be safe: a good water management plan. »
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Incision into Western Ghats leaves environmental activists worried 25.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Road and railway projects cutting through eco-sensitive forests are unnecessary, they say
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613 of 702 trees on Bellary Road stretch could be cut without permission, if Karnataka Assembly amends Tree Act 17.2.2018 Citizen Matters
A newly proposed amendment by the State Government to the Karnataka Tree Protection Act (1976) asks to denotify about 50 species/ subspecies of trees that currently need permission to be cut down. Simply put, if ...
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Rail line: Activists plan to move court, launch protests 31.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Outfits from Kodagu have scheduled a protest on Feb. 18 against infrastructure projects
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Tracking Mercury: Smart planning can reduce heat island effect 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Among other things, height of buildings have to be restricted keeping in mind width of the road
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Tracking Mercury: Urban planning to reduce heat island effect 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Among other things, height of buildings have to be restricted keeping in mind width of the road
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How to transplant trees marked for felling: lessons from Bengaluru 24.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Transplanting trees that will be felled for infrastructural projects in cities is a great way to save them. Here are some pointers on how to get it done. ...
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Delay in tree felling affects Mahamastakabhisheka works 16.11.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Even as the preparations to host Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka in Shravanabelagola in 2018 has started, delay by the forest department in felling the trees has affected road widening works. The Karnataka State Highways and Public Works department have decided to upgrade eight routes connecting Shravanabelagola in view of the festival. In all, 636 trees on both sides of the roads have been identified for felling for road widening. But the Forest department has not taken any steps in this regard. The Centre had sanctioned Rs 40 crore under Centre Road Fund (CRF) for the purpose, and in the first phase, the 16-km stretch between Channarayapatna and Shravanabelagola town would be widened completely with asphaltation and concrete drains. It is said that Rs 1.41 crore has been earmarked for the development of every kilometre. The existing roads would be widened by 7-10 metres and asphaltation will also be taken up. But the works are being delayed as hundreds of trees, electricity poles and transformers on the ...
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585 full-grown trees will be felled for widening NH 209 28.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
At least 585 trees will be felled in the city to pave way for the widening of the National Highway-209, from Bengaluru to Dindigul in Tamil Nadu via Kanakapura, to four lanes. The National Highways Authority of India has obtained approval from the Forest department for felling of trees on either side of the highway, which starts from Dewan Madhav Rau Road in Basavanagudi. Deepika Bajpai, deputy conservator of forests, said, "The NHAI authorities had sought approval for felling of trees for road widening six months ago. We have now given an approval and the auction process for the same will be held November 3," said Bajpai. "The Forest department has given permission to fell 435 trees between Bolare Gate and NICE Road and 150 trees from Nice Road to Roerich Estate. However, we have not issued permission to axe 200 trees belonging to Forest department near Roerich Estate," she said. An environmentalist, on the condition of anonymity, told Deccan Herald, "There are many full-grown trees belonging to ...
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Tree transplantation takes off on Jayamahal Road 11.9.2017 Hindu: Home
In the first phase, 42 trees will be transplanted in a scientific manner: BBMP
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Jayanagar residents protest felling of trees to widen road 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
There seems to be no end to tree felling in the city. Whether it's for road-widening or construction of Indira Canteens, many trees have been felled across Bengaluru. In the latest instance, two healthy raintrees in front of the BWSSB office at 36th Cross in Jayanagar 4th 'T' Block were cut down recently to widen the road, angering local residents. Praneeth Sargur, a resident of Jayanagar, demanded why the trees were felled when the road could have been widened around them. "They (BBMP) could have easily widened the road without cutting down these trees. There was enough space for vehicles. Tree felling was unnecessary," he protested. Another resident Jayaram K said: "The civic body has been permitting felling of trees without considering or evaluating the condition of the trees. If we, the residents, are so much concerned about a tree, what about forest department officials? They should be more responsible. Why are they so reckless towards old trees?" 'Disturbing to see' Vinay, a student who lives ...
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Metro project not an excuse to cut trees, says citizen activist 7.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As trees are being marked for felling or trimming to make way for Namma Metro's Gottigere-Nagawara line in Phase 2, citizens and activists are questioning why trees should be touched at all when the wide road allows enough space for the Metro. The Gottigere-Nagawara line, which runs in parallel to Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli line in Phase 1, will connect some of the key corridors which see traffic snarls everyday. Though citizens are elated at a new mode of transport providing a solution to their traffic woes, they are a little disturbed over the green cost the project demands. One of them is Arun Prasad, a citizen activist and a resident of Wilson Garden who is distressed to see almost 245 trees on the Dairy Circle and Jayadeva Hospital stretch red marked to go under the axe to make way for the Metro last week. Prasad claims the Metro line on the stretch is possible even without axing a single tree. He said he has been doing his homework to prove his point and save the green cover and gives instances of ...
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Crowdfunding initiative helps transplant trees in Sarjapur 1.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Four trees that were transplanted by residents of Sarjapur through crowdfunding have sprung back to life with new shoots, sending a message to the PWD, which was set to axe them. The PWD had decided to fell more than 200 trees for widening the Dommasandra-Attibele road. Residents of Sarjapur decided to show it to PWD officials that the trees can be saved by transplanting them. Sarjapur Residents Welfare Association raised funds from concerned people and sought help from Ilango Subramanian of Chennai-based Jeyam Landscape and Garden Consultants and tree committee member Vijay Nishanth. On May 13 and 14, three peepal trees and one neem tree were transplanted. While Yamare lake got a peepal tree, the premises of Inventure Academy's International School got two peepal trees and a neem tree. Though the transplantation work took three days, those who were closely involved in the process as well as residents were anxiously waiting for the trees to spring back to life. "Relocating trees had put a lot of ...
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Civic body to ‘go slow’ on Jayamahal, Ballari road widening 25.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Government wants to stay clear of ‘negative’ image ahead of the Assembly elections
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