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Volunteers, residents join hands for a 'Green Sunday' 15.1.2017 deccanherald.com
It was a "Green Sunday" for many Bengalureans as they planted saplings and pledged to take care of them for a greener city. Residents of Deepanjalinagar planted around 100 saplings of 10 native species, including mango, jamoon, jackfruit and neem around Deepanjali lake and park. The plantation drive was organised by the Adamya Chetana Foundation and was attended by corporators Ashwath Narayan, C R Lakshminarayan and Anupama. Tejaswini Ananthakumar, chairperson of Adamaya Chetana Foundation, was also present. Namrata Kamath, a volunteer, told DH that 'Green Sunday' was an initiative to green the city. "Ideally there should be seven trees for one person, but at present there is not even one tree for seven people. A recent assessment by a few private organisations showed that there are just 13 lakh trees in a city of one crore population. The Foundation's volunteers will join hands with residents to ensure that there is at least one tree for every individual," she said. '60,000 saplings planted' Every ...
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ಉತ್ತರಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ ಅಂಗಳದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಜೃಂಭಣೆಯ ಕೆರೆ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ 15.1.2017 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಜನವರಿ 15: ಮೂರು ದಿನಗಳ ಕಾಲ ನಡೆದ ಉತ್ತರ ಹಳ್ಳಿಯ ಕೆರೆ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಹಬ್ಬಕ್ಕೆ ಶನಿವಾರ ವಿದ್ಯುಕ್ತ ತೆರೆಬಿತ್ತು. ಯುನೈಟೆಡ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆ, ಕಾರ್ಪೊರೇಟ್ ಪಾರ್ಟ್ ನರ್ ಇನ್ಫಿನೆರಾ ಹಾಗೂ ಉತ್ತರ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಮಾಘೇಕೆರೆ ನಡಿಗೆದಾರರ ವೇದಿಕೆ (ಯುಎಂಎನ್ ವಿ) ಸಂಘವು ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿದ್ದ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ನೂರಾರು ಜನರು ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು
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Prayers, celestial event mark Sankranthi 14.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Prayers, cultural and religious programmes marked Makara Sankranthi (Pongal) across the city on Saturday. Kere Sankranthi celebrations were held at Uttarahalli Lake where a special Rashi Puja was held on the lake. Thanksgiving and puja were offered to the first harvest of crops like groundnuts, rice, sugarcane, sweet potato and double beans. A pipeline was inaugurated to ensure continuous water to 10,000 trees and plants around the lake. Temples resonated with chants, special prayers and religious activities. Hundreds of devotees thronged Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple at Gavipuram to witness a rare celestial phenomenon wherein the sun rays pass through the window and fall on the Shivalinga in the sanctum sanctorum. This happens only on Sankranthi day. The phenomenon lasted for half-an-hour from 4.45 pm and 'abhisheka' was performed to the Shivalinga. Rangoli contests and a Sankranthi food mela were also part of the celebrations at various part of the city. At markets, people made a last-minute rush to buy ...
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Bengaluru's water needs in 2031: Master Plan paints a grim picture 14.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Faced with acute water shortage, particularly during the summer months, Bengaluru is struggling hard to cope . If this is the scenario now, how scary will it be in 2031? The Revised Master Plan 2031 document released recently by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) offers some clues. The scary part is this: To cater to the needs of a projected population of 20.3 million in 2031, the water demand will be 5,340 Million Litres per Day (MLD). This includes 3,920 MLD for domestic potable purposes and 2,745 MLD for non-potable and commercial purposes. The RMP has stressed the need to finalise a perennial source capable of meeting the water demand till 2031 and beyond. "The estimated demand may be reduced in the long term by reducing the Unaccounted For Water (UFW) to 15-20%, implementation of Dual Pipeline System, use of lakes for water sourcing, etc." The document has put forward a set of short, medium and long-term proposals to meet the shortfalls by 2021, 2031 and 2051. The cumulative shortfall will be ...
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Citizens demand better management of resources 14.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Come summer, Bengalureans are most likely to face yet another water crisis, thanks to the numerous factors that have worked against the city. A city that had managed to meet its water demands with a smartly networked lake system now struggles to cope with the problem despite water supply from river Cauvery. How did this happen, how can we cope with the crisis? Citizens respond here in many voices. Prof Ramakrishnan, an ex-SBI employee and a visiting faculty for MBA at several colleges, has spent most of his life in the city. Water crisis, he says, is now synonymous with the city every summer. "The only difference each year is for how many months the problem lasts. For many years, there hasn't been a summer without a drought-like situation here," he says. The professor, to a great extent, holds the electricity and water management board responsible. "The management is extremely poor. They only talk big. Where the officials concerned in other states take steps on a war-footing, our officials are not at all ...
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Bird carcass at K'halli Lake tests negative for flu 13.1.2017 Star of Mysore
Bird carcass at K'halli Lake tests negative for flu
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Citizens remind BDA it's living in time warp 12.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Bad roads, poorly managed water bodies, lack of coordination among civic agencies and garbage menace were the major talking points at the first public grievance meeting organised by the Bengaluru Development Authority here on Thursday. Though BDA and BBMP officials were present to collect opinion for the future, they were flooded with complaints of the present. "We were told by BDA that the thrust of the government was on protection of lakes and green spaces in their master plan 2031. But a report shows that Bengaluru will become a grey city by 2020. Also, the present of condition of lakes is so bad that I wonder what will remain for the future," said Nagamani R, a resident of Gottigere. This was the first public consultation organised by BDA, a week after the Authority released its pre-draft of the revised master plan 2031. The meeting was held for residents of Bommanahalli zone, covering the gram panchayats of Bannerghatta, Dodda Thooguru, Hebbagodi, Kaggalipura, Kammasandra, Konappana Agrahara, ...
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'People can give inputs on master plan within a month' 12.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner Rajkumar Khatri said the process of creating the Master Plan-2031 has started and people's suggestions are being taken. "We have set a target of six months to prepare the master plan and its draft within a month. Before that, we need people's feedback which they can give in any form within a month," he said. He told reporters on the sidelines on the first public consultation in Bommanahalli zone on Bannerghatta Road that the outcome and response from people has been promising, especially in the field of transportation, Metro, integrated road network, lakes, environment protection, vertical development and housing. He said the work on preparing the master plan started two years ago and what has been presented before people is the pre-draft of the master plan. "We will again come back to the people with the draft. This draft will incorporate suggestions collected from people through public consultations. The draft will then be placed for scrutiny and a ...
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Cattle Egret's carcass found at Kukkarahalli Lake sent to Lab 12.1.2017 Star of Mysore
Cattle Egret's carcass found at Kukkarahalli Lake sent to Lab
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‘Politicians have usurped our work’ 12.1.2017 Hindu: News
Citizens claim that renaming Kaikondonahalli lake is a way of ‘usurping’ their work in rejuvenating the water body
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Bird found dead at Kukkarahalli lake exhumed and sent for testing 11.1.2017 Hindu: Home
The carcass of a cattle egret, which was buried on the precincts of Kukkarahalli lake by workers after it was found dead on the lake bunds on Tuesday, was exhumed on Wednesday and sent to the Instit...
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Note ban impact: Bengaluru’s property markets take a hit, flat sales plunge by 45% 11.1.2017 TOI: Cities
Demonetisation has severely impacted the residential real estate market of Bengaluru with sales and new launches plummeting to record lows in the recently concluded quarter, according to a report from independent property consultancy Knight Frank.
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5 arrested a week after actor molested on New Year night 11.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
While New Year's Eve turned out to be a nightmare for women in an upscale Bangalore road, Kolkata also witnessed at least one similar case the same night, when a young actor was allegedly groped and pushed around. However unlike their counterparts in Bangalore who did little to help the victims, the Kolkata police wasted no time in registering a case.
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1.2 lakh unsold homes in Bengaluru 10.1.2017 HBL: Home
Anti-encroachment drive, demonetisation among major causes
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Upcoming actor molested on New Year's Day 10.1.2017 TOI: Cities
This New Year’s Eve was a nightmare for young women of Bangalore. This city too witnessed a molestation on one of the most important south Kolkata stretches with an upcoming actress allegedly groped and pushed around in the wee hours of January 1.
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ಕುಡಿಯುವ ನೀರಿಗಾಗಿ 350ಕೋಟಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ: ಕಾಗೋಡು 10.1.2017 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಜನವರಿ 10: ಮುಂಬರುವ ಬೇಸಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಡಿಯುವ ನೀರಿಗೆ ಗಂಭೀರ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಎದುರಾಗಬಹುದೆಂದು ಅಂದಾಜಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ, ಕುಡಿಯುವ ನೀರು ಸರಬರಾಜಿಗೆ ಮೊದಲ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಿರುವ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ 350 ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ಹಣ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಕಂದಾಯ ಸಚಿವ ಕಾಗೋಡು ತಿಮ್ಮಪ್ಪ ಅವರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಬರ ಅಧ್ಯಯನಕ್ಕೆ ಸಚಿವರ ನಾಲ್ಕು ತಂಡಗಳು ತೆರಳಿದ್ದು, ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಮುಗಿದಿದೆ. ವರದಿ
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BDA, Palike face HC wrath over Bellandur Lake rejuvenation 9.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka High Court on Monday expressed displeasure over the way the BBMP and BDA were handling the rejuvenation work of Bellandur Lake. The court observed that the authorities were shirking their responsibility. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice R B Budihal, while hearing a PIL on the pollution of Bellandur Lake, said: "We are not happy." The bench passed an order appointing the principal secretary, Department of Urban Development (UDD), and the principal secretary, Department of Ecology and Environment, as special officers to look into the status of the lake and take all remedial measures to restore and rejuvenate the waterbody in four weeks. D Kupendra Reddy, Rajya Sabha member and resident of HSR Layout, had filed a PIL seeking directions to government agencies to stop the increasing pollution levels in Bellandur Lake, which is frothing. Government counsel V Sreenidhi filed an affidavit in the court mentioning the status report of the rejuvenation work of the ...
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Water removed from Kundalahalli lake 9.1.2017 Hindu: Home
BBMP to remove sludge before monsoon
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Bellandur lake rejuvenation: HC assigns task to two bureaucrats 9.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Expresses unhappiness with authorities for shirking responsibilities
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Is Bengaluru ready to drink treated sewage? 9.1.2017 Citizen Matters

With more and more apartments installing sewage treatment plants, recycled water is available for use. After RO treatment, this water becomes potable. But are people drinking it?

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