User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Jul 05 2015 12:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air 5.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Indias technology hub, that had become an international byword for outsourcing, is gasping for fresh air as high vehicular emissions, increasing industrial fumes and rising dust from construction activities are polluting its atmosphere and harming its 10 million denizens. Once known to be a pensioners paradise for its salubrious climate and greenery, the garden city, which is also Karnatakas state capital, is no more what it was till the turn of the century, as explosive growth, poor infrastructure, indiscriminate felling of trees and encroachment of lakes/water bodies have turned it into a smoke city, competing with rivals for being the most polluted. "The air quality in the citys thickly populated, commercial and industrial areas has deteriorated at an alarming rate over the years due to influx of people and vehicles, and the state governments failure in regulating reckless growth," Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman Vaman Acharya told IANS here. Air quality monitoring by the ...
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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air 5.7.2015 All News-IANS Stories
India's technology hub, that had become an international byword for outsourcing, is gasping for fresh air as high vehicular emissions, increasing industrial fumes and rising dust from construction activities are polluting its atmosphere and harming ...
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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air 5.7.2015 New Kerala: Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 5 : India's technology hub, that had become an international byword for outsourcing, is gasping for fresh air as high vehicular emissions, increasing industrial fumes and rising dust from construction activities are polluting its atmosphere and harming its 10 million denizens.
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Traffic troubles unlimited, as unruly motorists rule streets here 4.7.2015 deccanherald.com
BTM Layout, the constituency which has eight wards comes under the Bengaluru district in-charge minister Ramalinga Reddy and has to ideally set an example to other areas in City. But like any other high profile area, these wards too are reeling under the same problems faced across the City. Located on the Central Silk Board Road, BTM Layout has the highest density of traffic in the City and also records high levels of air pollution. Despite the widening of roads and a flyover to commute towards Hosur Road, the junction just seem to get worse by the day. Jagadeesh, a techie who crosses the Silk Board junction to travel to his office, calls the traffic nightmarish even as the police stand helplessly. The traffic police, he says, should make this junction signal-free. Vehicles waiting for a green signal at this spot also adds to all that air pollution. Another major problem faced by BTM Layout ward residents is the total lack of lane discipline among motorists, especially the two-wheeler ...
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BMTC bus day on July 4 2.7.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in observing Bus Day on Saturday, July 4 to ensure maximum public ...
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Villa resident wins gram panchayat polls; Help Team India get to London; Update on Bellandur-Agara SEZ 11.6.2015 Citizen Matters

In this edition of the newsletter: Villa resident wins gram panchayat polls; Help Team India get to London; Update on Bellandur-Agara SEZ and more...

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City of opportunities can choke your lungs too 10.6.2015 deccanherald.com
A few years ago, Jeetu Pathak - a BSc (IT) graduate from Assam - made his way to the city, like so many others from around the country to explore opportunities of work in the burgeoning IT sector. A few days into his stay and he began to develop breathing problems and was wheezing and sneezing all the time. In the next few months, Jeetu's condition deteriorated to such an extent that he finally decided to see a doctor. "The doctor said that I had developed a congestion in the chest due to substances in the air. This caused the vents in the lungs to swell, thereby reducing air intake and causing congestion and heavy breathing.The symptoms were all there - dry cough, heavy breathing, heaviness and blockage in the chest. The doctor gave me some medicines and an inhaler that helped me quite a bit," he said. When he went home for a few days, his condition was much better. "By the time I got home, I was back to my good health. So I decided to leave Bengaluru for good," Pathak said. Pulmonary diseases up While ...
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B'luru air 200 pc more polluted than national quality standard 10.6.2015 deccanherald.com
Pollution levels in Bengaluru have increased manifold, a recent analysis report by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) shows. The average annual Repairable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) levels in Bengaluru are over 200 per cent higher than the national air quality standards prescribed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The annual average value analysis of air pollutants from April 2014 to March 2015 shows that RSPM levels at 14 locations in Bengaluru were beyond permissible levels—the highest being at Whitefield, Mysuru Road and the Central Silk Board junction. Only sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide were under the prescribed levels of 50 ug/M3 and 40 ug/M3 respectively across Bengaluru. The KSPCB assessed the RSPM levels at Graphite India in Whitefield, KHB Industrial Area in Yelahanka, Peenya Industrial Area (Gymkhana), Peenya Industrial Area (RO), Yeshwantpur police station, AMCO Batteries on Mysuru Road, Central Silk Board junction on Hosur Road, DTDC Office on ...
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Ambient monitoring not in place yet 10.6.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued an advisory to implement ambient air quality management system in Bengaluru city, through which air quality at industries can be monitored onli...
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Pollution a big issue, but Narendra Modi government has political will, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar 6.6.2015 ET: Opinion
These are big issues, but they don't have a one-year solution.The government has a political will. This is the hallmark of the Modi government.
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'Act on Delhi's foul air - now' 6.6.2015 TOI: Home
TOI brought environment minister Prakash Javadekar together with activist Sunita Narain, senior consultant, chest medicine department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr Neeraj Jain, auto industry veteran Jagdish Khattar and Indian Oil director (refineries) Sanjiv Singh for a free-flowing discussion on what must be done to ensure that clean air is every citizen's birthright. Excerpts
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'Air Pollution So Bad, People Need Masks' 6.6.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Greenpeace to hold 'solidarity show' across the country 5.6.2015 TOI: Cities
Greenpeace on Friday said its supporters will hold events in 148 cities across India this weekend to "show solidarity" for the environmental ...
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Deadly air: 40% children in Delhi have weak lungs, finds survey 4.6.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The survey shows that Delhi children are the worst affected with 21 having poor lung capacity and another 19 showing lung capacities that can be termed as bad The facts thrown up by the survey confirm the worst fears that young lungs are being killed due to rising air pollution ...
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What's in that compost you are using: burnt waste? 2.6.2015 India Together - Environment

A citizen’s probe unearths a racket in which toxic burnt waste is sold to farmers in the garb of vermicompost; what’s more, the packaging indicates involvement of a composting firm under the government. Shree D N and Akshatha M report from Bengaluru.

 

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City night air heavy with pollutants 2.6.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
If you are taking a joyride or getting a cab home after work at midnight, think twice before sliding down the car window and breathing in deeply. That cool, pleasant breeze is probably bringing in pollutants as well. Air pollution is no longer at its worst only during the day-researchers have started observing midnight pollution as ...
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Pune rural areas to start getting Bharat Stage IV fuel from next April 2.6.2015 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
The rural areas of Pune and Thane districts can expect to get Bharat Stage IV fuel — an environment-friendly alternative — from April 1 next ...
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For hassle-free gardening 28.5.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
If you have shied away from indoor gardening because of the cleanliness factor, it's time you said hello to plant gel - a wonder soil of sorts that comes with all the goodness of natural earth, minus the hassles, write Dr Anil Kush and Sameer Wadhwa. Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia with a population of over eight million and it's growing rapidly in all directions. Uncontrolled urbanisation and technological, industrial development, coupled with accelerated population growth, has led to a significant deterioration in the environmental air quality of the City. Considering that urban population is set to double by 2050, resulting in reduced green cover, fewer trees and eventually, lesser atmospheric oxygen, not just outdoor air, but indoor air quality will also suffer a lot. Moreover, solvents in glues, paints and varnishes commonly used in the production of carpets, drywall and pressed wood furniture, such as toluene and formaldehyde are omnipresent. This petrochemical-based ...
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Can of worms opens up after govt composting firm sells garbage as vermicompost 28.5.2015 Citizen Matters

Yet another garbage scam hits Bengaluru. Toxic 'vermicompost' produced by burning garbage is sold to farmers who grow food, by Karnataka Compost Development Corporation, a government firm. And this is just a tip of the iceberg!

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Need to clear the air 27.5.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
While Bengaluru was once famous for its gardens, the first things people now say when the city comes up in conversations are ‘terrible traffic’ and ‘very ...
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