User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: May 24 2017 01:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Proposal to restrict entry of vehicles to Cubbon Park 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Taking note of increased movement of vehicles at Cubbon Park, the Horticulture Department has chalked out a proposal to restrict the vehicles at some entry points to the park.

At present, the vehicles have access to the park from a total of seven sides. If the departments proposal is approved, then the movement of vehicles will be banned at Hudson Circle, Bal Bhavan and K R Market.

"There is dense traffic movement from Karnataka High Court towards UB City and from UB City to MS Building. However, it is difficult to find an alternative if these two routes are closed to traffic," a department official said.

The officials said that the vehicular pollution increased in the last three months due to Nrupatunga Road development works undertaken by BBMP. Some birds have died due to increase in pollution level, they added.

Department commissioner P C Ray said the final decision in this regard will be taken by the Police Department.

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Bangalore-based startup Jhatkaa.org sets up new platform to demand cleaner air 12.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
Bangalore-based campaigning startup Jhatkaa.org has set up a dedicated platform to fight air pollution.
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Privatisation, India style 8.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Over the years India's governments have turned several public goods into private ones, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.
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At health festival, experts debate ways to battle fever 5.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Waterbody to come alive with biodiversity park 2.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Work on creating the city's first biodiversity park at Madiwala lake is on track as 70% of the territorial work has been completed. Desilting of the lake and setting up a sewage treatment plant (STP) are the only pending works. Based on the recommendation of the Knowledge Commission, Prof C R Babu of Delhi University is creating the Madiwala biodiversity park on the lines of the Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Delhi. The work began in September 2016. "Nearly 70% of the territorial work of the park is completed. The idea is to bring back flora and fauna to the concrete jungle, reduce air pollution and recharge groundwater. We are trying to create a mini-forest on the lines of Bannerghatta here," Prof Babu told DH during his visit to the lake on Tuesday. The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is helping in reviving the water body and creating the bio-diversity park. The park includes a lake, water catchment area, butterfly park, five-km walkway, birding area, orchidarium, cycad ...
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Shape up or ship out: BRO, other laggards to be told 2.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Government organisations engaged in road construction, including the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been warned their projects will be taken away from them if they are not completed on schedule, a senior minister has said.
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Kenstar to make foray into air purifier market 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Pollution in metros fuel demand
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A step towards sustainability 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.' This quote by R Buckminster Fuller was the motivating force behind the genesis of 'Graviky Labs', a sustainability startup that captures air pollution and recycles it into inks. "We fuse disciplines, technologies and design thinking to build high-impact deployable systems, products and visions. 'Graviky' is a spinoff from MIT Media Lab. Our present focus is to reinterpret the environment conversation through the fusion of science and art and develop technologies which have a net-positive impact on our environment," says Nikhil, one of the team members in Bengaluru. He is accompanied by Nitesh, Anirudh and Nisheeth. Explaining the idea of the venture, he says, "Air pollution includes the fine black particles, chiefly composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. The common trait of soot particles is that they are extremely tiny, about 1/30 the ...
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Finding a solution for Bengaluru's garbage problem 30.4.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Due to Hasiru Dala, waste pickers have found dignity in their work
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Bengaluru airport gets green certificate for reducing carbon emissions 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Staying close to nature 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
This International Mother Earth Day, let’s do our bit to protect the environment
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Old emission norms render RTO helpless 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Air quality in Bengaluru has drastically come down in the last five years but authorities say they have been rendered toothless by decade-old emission standards. "Emission standards are same for Bengaluru and suburbs and even for towns in forest regions. How can you enforce a universal standard on this city without considering the 66 lakh vehicle population and rapid urbanisation," an official in the Transport department said. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had in 2008 concluded that vehicular emission accounts for 42% of the air pollution in the city while construction and industrial activities shared a big part of the remaining 58%. "For the past one year, we have enforced the Construction and Demolition Management Rules, 2016, which have checked the construction-related pollution. We expect the share of vehicles to increase to over 50%. We need another study to confirm this following which we can think of stringent standards," said KSPCB chairman Lakshman. Environment Support ...
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Notes from Stuttgart 15.4.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Late last year when I packed my bags and belongings from Bangalore to move to Stuttgart, I received several notable observations from friends and acquaintances. “I’m sure you’ll like it in Stuttgart,”...
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Notice to BBMP over National College ground 4.4.2017 Hindu: News
Plea against giving permission to non-sporting events
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HC against nonsporting events at National College grounds 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court on Monday orally suggested Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) not to allow nonsporting activities at National College grounds in Basavanagudi.

A division bench comprising S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar ordered notice to the state government, the BBMP commissioner and the City Police Commissioner in response to a petition filed by Shankarpuram Residents' Welfare Association, seeking directions to the Palike not to grant permission to hold any nonsporting event at the ground.

The petitioner had contended that whenever there was a non-sporting event at the grounds, residents faced a threat to safety and security of their life and property. The events also caused traffic problems, besides noise and air pollution. They also contended that the absence of toilets led to open urination and defecation in the area during the events and the past incidents of tear-gas shelling, lathi charge and law and order problems affected them.
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There's a comet in the sky, but pollution won't let Bengaluru see it 1.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Bengalureans will have a tough task having a glimpse of a once-in-a-decade comet that glows green when approaching the sun, and will offer a celestial treat from April 1 (when it is closest to earth at 21 million km) to April 3.
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Government declares Delhi, Faridabad among top five Indian cities with worst air pollution 28.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
There are six AQI categories - good, satisfactory, moderately polluted, poor, very poor and severe.
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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Government 27.3.2017 TOI: Cities
"Five cities where higher values of AQI have been observed for the period between Nov 2015 to Oct 2016 are Delhi, Faridabad, Varanasi, Lucknow and Jaipur," Anil Madhav Dave said.
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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Govt 27.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Dave said National Air Quality Index transforms data of various pollutants into single number
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One in 20 vehicles in Bengaluru found polluting 19.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Many violators did not have emission certificate: Officials
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