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Category: Lakes
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Bengaluru lacks buffer zones, raja kaluves, data and will to protect lakes: CAG 4.8.2015 Citizen Matters

There is so much talk about conserving lakes in Bengaluru. But what does the latest CAG report show? Rampant encroachments, buffer zone violations, low level of participation from citizens.

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Cycle enthusiasts pay tribute to People's President 3.8.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
Over 2,000 people hit the pedal at Yelahanka on Sunday to pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of Cycle Day, supported by The Times of ...
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Cycle Day observed in memory of Dr Kalam 2.8.2015 deccanherald.com
A Cycle Day was organised on Sunday at Yelahanka Old Town in memory of former president, the late APJAbdul Kalam. Prior to the event, the participants observed two-minute silence as a mark of respect for the departed soul. Few of them had gathered at the Kendriya Vihar Apartment, where Kalam stayed during his early days. More than 2,000 people including the residents of Yelahanka, NSS students from Seshadripuram College and children took part in the event organised by Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) in association with various government departments and non-governmental organisations. The rally waded through Yelahanka old town and around the 350-acre Yelahanka lake. Manjula, a resident, said that cycling around the lake was a great initiative as it would help in creating awareness on reviving the waterbody with community participation. The organisers said that the objective of the Cycle Day was to raise awareness on the positive aspects of cycling and promote cycling not just as a ...
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Rachenahalli lake gets guardians 1.8.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
This is one of the examples how pollution spreads from one lake to other. Rachenahalli lake, close to Jakkur lake is stinking and full of water ...
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Cyclists to pay tribute to Kalam on Sunday 1.8.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Cycle along Yelahanka lake and Kogilu and remember APJ Abdul Kalam. Yelahanka Uni ted Environment Association (YUVA) is dedicating this Sunday's Cycle Day to the People's ...
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Bangalore: ‘Cycle Day’ to be organised as a tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam 1.8.2015 DNA: Bangalore
Bangalore: ‘Cycle Day’ to be organised as a tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam
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Mantri's sister concern 'grabbed' railway, lake land 31.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Hamara Shelters Pvt Ltd, which is part of Mantri Developers, has been accused of encroaching upon 21.5 guntas of land belonging to the South Western Railways (SWR) and 37 guntas from Jakkarayanakere lake area, according to a report submitted by the Assistant Director of Land Records (ADLR) to Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi. Based on this report, Justice Adi on Friday directed revenue authorities to demarcate the boundaries of the land belonging to the railways, the Revenue Department and Hamara Shelters Pvt Ltd. The railways had made a complaint to the Upa Lokayukta that Mantri Developers had encroached upon its property behind the Mantri Square Mall project in Malleswaram. The railways had stated that the ADLR withheld the request for a survey citing non-payment of just Rs 16. The Upa Lokayukta then directed the ADLR to conduct the joint survey by issuing notice to all the interested parties, the BBMP, the Revenue Department, the Bengaluru Urban district administration, the railways and Hamara ...
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Green Tribunal's expert committee on Bellandur SEZ to submit interim report soon 31.7.2015 Citizen Matters

Though only eight days are left for the deadline of the National Green Tribunal, the eight-member expert committee is yet to study the approvals provided by BWSSB and KIADB to the massive SEZ coming up on Bellandur lake catchment area.

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Centre approves tourism circuit for Nellore 31.7.2015 Hindu: Vijayawada
Region will be developed at a cost of Rs. 100 cr. under Swadesh Darshan Scheme
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E-petitioners to CM: Focus on farmers, not Bangalore Club 31.7.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
The Bangalore Club controversy is creating buzz in the virtual world too. An online petition filed by some members is garnering a good response, with many members and non-members joining the fight against the ...
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Karnataka Lake Authority might just save the lakes 30.7.2015 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is now in its final stages of becoming a full-fledged powerful body. Once this is formed, the expectation is that the city lakes will start seeing some improvement. The government's objective in forming this Authority is to end the blame game and fix the ownership of the lakes. By implication, this will decide who should improve it and who is responsible for lake pollutions. The Authority will have legal powers to take action against the errant officials and the organisations. The draft rules are getting finalised and then it will go for government signatures. All this will take around a months time, Ramachandra, Secretary to Government (Environment and Ecology), Forest, Environment and Ecology Department, told Deccan Herald. He explained, "We want to ensure that there are no loopholes in the new act and authority, and so it is taking some time. KLCDA will take stringent steps against encroachment, issue orders to clear encroachments and ...
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Lake revival: A task unfinished 30.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Conservation efforts have been hampered as multiple government agencies are involved in the task; greens cry foul over recreational activities on revived waterbodies Lakes, once the pride of Bengaluru, are in dire need of rejuvenation. But BBMP has no funds to even take over and maintain the 12 lakes revived by Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) at a cost of Rs. 73.5 crore. Only five of the 38 lakes under the Palike's possession are in good condition. Many government agencies are stakeholders in development of lakes. Though funds are reserved for conservation activities, these are always lost in transit. Result: Actual conservation efforts have been hampered. Priya Ramasubban, founding trustee of MAPSAS (Mahadevapura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivruddhi Samiti) suggests imposition of a higher property tax on those who have lake frontage, since they are the direct beneficiaries of the water body's proximity to their homes. The extra percentage paid by these residents should be utilised by the ...
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Centre’s nod for Nellore tourism circuit 30.7.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Centre’s nod for Nellore tourism circuit
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‘Let there be garbage bins’; Memories of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; Painting Tipu’s fort red 30.7.2015 Citizen Matters

In this edition of the newsletter: ‘Let there be garbage bins’; Memories of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam; Painting Tipu’s fort red and more...

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How will you change yourself for your city? Pen it on this wall 30.7.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
So, what are you ready to do for Bengaluru - t he metro of infamous traffic jams, pathetic road infrastructure and dying lakes? This Saturday, you can ponder over it and scribble your thoughts on this ...
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Parties Gearing Up to Face Palike Polls 30.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Centre’s nod for Nellore tourism circuit 30.7.2015 Hindu: Vijayawada
Region likely to be allotted Rs. 100 cr. under Swadesh Darshan Scheme
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Centre to prod State into saving B'luru lakes 29.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said he will write to the State government to take immediate steps to prevent the discharge of industrial effluents and untreated sewage into lakes in Bengaluru. Javadekar, who chaired a meeting of Bengaluru MPs and MLAs on rejuvenation of lakes here on Tuesday, said his ministry would fund the rejuvenation if the State government took affirmative steps to block the entry of polluted water into the lakes. Ministry officials briefed that over 600 industrial units as well as residential apartments were directly discharging industrial effluents and sewerage into the lakes. Though around 300 residential apartments have set up treatment plants, either they are defunct or yet to function.The minister said he would ask the State government to start initiating action against guilty industrial units and residential blocks without delay. If any industrial units failed to adhere to the norms, the government must close them down, he said. Besides, the ...
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Spruced up, only to be forgotten 29.7.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
Most agencies have a hands off policy when it comes to maintenance of developed lakes
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Unsafe Bhopal roads: 2 deaths every day in 2014 28.7.2015 TOI: Cities
Road accidents snuffed out 25 lives and left 112 injured in the state every day last year. In this period, 9,292 people died and 41,204 sustained injuries in 39,698 cases, according to National Crime Records of Bureau ...
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