User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Feb 20 2017 15:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 1,193    
Ban open burning of all wastes, says Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 20.2.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Mazumdar-Shaw said air pollution is a serious hazard which has already taken its toll in Delhi
Also found in: [+]
Bellandur residents speak out for conservation of lake 18.2.2017 deccanherald.com
People from different walks of life gathered at Bellandur Lake to raise their voice against the civic authorities and save Bellandur Lake which was engulfed in fire recently. Dressed in red to make a strong statement on the prevailing condition of the water body, members of Bellandur Rising and other citizen groups demanded that the discharge of untreated sewage into the lake be stopped. "An expert committee that was formed to revive Bellandur Lake has submitted its recommendations to BDA. Why is BDA, the custodian of the lake, still sitting on it and not implementing them?" said Sonali Singh, a protester. The locals demanded that the illegal dumping and burning of garbage and debris near the lake must stop. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a resident said that citizens, particularly children, staying close to the waterbody were falling prey to respiratory disorders.Odette Katrak, a resident, said, "Frequent fires ensure we breathe smoky, polluted air and we rush to close our windows all the time. ...
Also found in: [+]
Nallurahalli Kapadi — Another area rises in protest 14.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents have put up with civic apathy for years, but snapped on Monday on seeing sinkholes on a newly repaired part of Borewell Road
Also found in: [+]
Bad air, stomach ailments making urban youth sick 14.2.2017 Hindu: Delhi
A look at trends across India shows that young Delhiites are the worst hit, report maximum doctor visits for air pollution-related diseases
Also found in: [+]
Oppn forces govt to reconsider Bill to reduce open spaces 13.2.2017 deccanherald.com
A combined Opposition succeeded in forcing the government to reconsider the controversial Bill aimed at reducing lung space in layouts formed by the urban development department outside Bengaluru. In the Assembly on Monday, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister TB Jayachandra agreed for a re-look into the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities (Amendment) Bill, 2016. He had moved the Bill in the absence of Urban Development Minister RRoshan Baig. The Bill came up for consideration before the Assembly for the second time. Earlier, the governor had returned the Bill asking the legislature to reconsider it as it intends to reduce the area reserved for public parks, playgrounds and civic amenities. The governor had observed that such reduction would affect the basic rights of the citizens and may also add to air pollution and traffic congestion etc., while adding that the Bill is not in the interest of the society at large. Many civic organisations, too, have opposed the Bill. The BJP had also petitioned ...
Also found in: [+]
When silicon does not bind Bengaluru 13.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Is there a class divide in India’s silicon city? If so, how to get around it?The larger civic issues such as water supply, mobility and air quality that affect every citizen can break the perceived c...
Also found in: [+]
Bengaluru is not inclusive: Rohini Nilekani 12.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Says issues affecting people of all classes can bring together elite and poor in “the most rapidly changing city.”
Also found in: [+]
Chronic non-communicable diseases on the rise in urban India 10.2.2017 New Kerala: India News
Chronic non-communicable diseases on the rise in urban India
Also found in: [+]
Chronic non-communicable diseases on the rise in urban India 10.2.2017 DNA: Health
Chronic non-communicable diseases on the rise in urban India
Also found in: [+]
Used engine oil makes its way to industries as fuel, pollutes air 9.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Used engine oil makes its way to industries as fuel, pollutes air
Also found in: [+]
Bill to reduce open spaces violates citizens' rights: Guv 8.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Governor Vajubhai Vala has cited violation of right of citizens while returning a Bill, which proposed to reduce open spaces in urban areas, to the state legislature. The Bill along with the remarks of the governor was placed before the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday by Assemblysecretary S Murthy. Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the legislature requires that the reasons cited by the governor for returning a Bill should be made known to the legislators. The Bill was returned in October, 2016. Vala in his remarks has stated that reduction in area reserved for public parks, playgrounds and civic amenities affects the "essential basic rights of citizens". "Such reductions may lead to various problems such as air pollution, traffic congestion and the proposed amendment is not in the interest of society at large," Vala has stated in his message to the legislature while seeking reconsideration of the Bill. The state Cabinet recently decided that the Bill will be passed again in the legislature ...
Also found in: [+]
Car-free roads, flyovers can't go together: Citizens 21.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Revised Master Plan 2031 is now in the public domain. The public consultation process is currently underway, giving citizens, elected representatives and domain experts an opportunity to voice their views. A recurring question to the state government and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) at all these events has been this: What is the realistic plan to decongest the city and improve its transport mechanism. Over the last two weeks, BDA conducted five public consultation meetings where people from different sections of the society posed questions galore. They wanted to know the fate of the decade-old plan to build a Peripheral Ring Road, about Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)'s failure to improve the city's road infrastructure, about lack of development on the city's outskirts. At the first meeting, Bommanahalli MLA, Satish Reddy, sought to know how the BDA was planning to develop the city in the absence of wide roads and parking spaces. According to Reddy, these two inadequacies were the ...
Also found in: [+]
Traffic police face the brunt of rising air pollution 21.1.2017 Hindu: News
Reduced lung function, repiratory issues are some of the issues they face: report
Also found in: [+]
New study to identify source of air pollution 19.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Also found in: [+]
When electric crematoriums become a source of pollution 19.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Of the 12 electric crematoriums in the city, 11 have dysfunctional pollution control devices that let out toxic smoke into the atmosphere, causing much inconvenience to those living in their vicinity.
Also found in: [+]
K’taka failed to comply with WHO standards on air quality: Greenpeace 12.1.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Also found in: [+]
Bengaluru, Tumakuru most polluted cities in Karnataka, finds study 11.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru and Tumakuru are the two most polluted cities in Karnataka, closely followed by Davangere, a new study has revealed. Among 20 Karnakata cities whose air pollution data were compared, Bengaluru, Tumakuru and Davangere have emerged as the worst sufferers of air pollution. Raichur, Kalaburagi, Hubballi and Dharwad, too, exceed the national average. However, compared to the northern cities, the ambient air in southern India is far cleaner, says the report that compared data of 168 cities n 24 states. The report prepared by NGO Greenpeace India compares the PM-10 (dust particles of 10 micron diameter) level in 2015 using data obtained from the Central and state pollution control boards. The annual PM-10 level for Bengaluru and Tumakuru stands at around 120 microgram per cubic metre, whereas the corresponding figure for Davangere is 100. Raichur is marginally behind at 90, while the national average is 60. A source contribution study for Bengaluru found emergence of diesel generator sets as a major ...
Also found in: [+]
Report: Bengaluru ranks poorly in air quality 11.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Was ranked 63rd among 168 cities for PM 2.5 levels in 2015-16
Also found in: [+]
BMRCL plans vertical gardens on metro piers 11.1.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Namma Metro piers across the city could soon become greenery hubs as the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) is carrying out an experiment to see if vertical gardens can adorn the piers bri...
Also found in: [+]
2016: At A Glance 30.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The year 2016 witnessed hectic activity at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – on the international and national fronts. While at the international level
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 1,193