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AVPN hosts maiden India Policy Forum with action-oriented opportunities for collaboration between Public and Private Investors 14.12.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 14 (NewsVoir): The Asian Venture Philanthropist Network (AVPN) the Pan-Asian social investment network, hosted its maiden India Policy Forum, themed Aspirational Districts: Roadmap for
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How Bengaluru’s garbage killed Mavallipura’s environment 8.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Mavallipura garbage dump got closed after the court order. It just led to a new 'scientific' landfill close by. That should technically help the village. What does a visit to Mavallipura reveal?
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Miners bear brunt of risk aversion as investors take fright 5.12.2018 Reuters: Money News
A two-year recovery in the mining industry has faltered, as trade tensions between China and the United States and concerns about economic growth weaken commodity prices and deter investment.
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Neev Fund invests in Blue Planet to advance sustainable development in Asia 27.11.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Nov 27 (ANI): Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, an end to end waste management solutions company has announced that State Bank of India (SBI) backed Neev Fund has made a strategic
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No system in Bengaluru to ensure people have their say in elevated corridors 5.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Projects like elevated corridors will continue to be implemented without discussion with civil society, unless people are empowered to question, suggest alternatives and become a part of the process. Why exactly are people not able to raise their voice to a level that's heard?
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'Dams played a major role in this flood' 27.8.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The rivers that caused the maximum problem were the ones that had dams built on them.'
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'Water is not anybody's private property' 12.7.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'Water is not an economic resource, but we treat water as an economic resource meant for the benefit of human beings.'
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Making cities sustainable 22.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
Keeping in perspective the traditional fabric and engaging the local population in the planning process is the way forward, but this is missing in Bengaluru. Details from a seminar by Nandhini Sundar
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Making Bengaluru Greener through collective efforts 19.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
How can Bengaluru bring back the lost green glory? what can practically be done, and by whom? »
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Concern over govt. move to form expert panel 4.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Experts argue that such committees have not worked in the past
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ONGC mulls new reporting standard to improve credit rating 28.5.2018 General News
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) plans to adopt stringent reporting standard on environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) to help improve its credit rating, top company officials said. ONGC, India's top oil and gas producer, will be the first public sector company to adopt reporting standards that are at par with international benchmarks, which will bring greater transparency. Officials said the new ESG reporting would help raise the company's credit rating, which will increase its capacity to raise funds - both debt and equity - from markets worldwide. Under the new reporting format, the three parameters of environment, social and corporate governance are extensively studied. Under the environment head, factors such as energy and emissions, preservation of the ecosystem, water utilisation and waste management are covered. Under the social head, key factors such as community engagement, local employment, human rights and workforce inclusiveness are ...
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Protests against police brutality in Thoothukudi 24.5.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Protesters gathered in front of the office of Vedanta Limited, near M.G. Road
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'Draft policy on giving forest land to private players dangerous' 13.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Former Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh has objected to a provision in the Centres new draft forest policy to grant forest land to private players. He was speaking at a discussion on the draft forest policy organised by Environment Support Group and Action Aid in the city on Friday. "The new policy is only beneficial to private players. Everyone should oppose this draft policy," he said. About 40% of the forests in our country are facing threats today. Instead of framing policies to develop the forest area, it is being given away to private players, he said. "The government reasons that private companies, with their advanced technology, will be able to develop the forests. But this would be as good as handing over," Ramesh said. He said state governments should gather courage and write to the Centre expressing their objections to this policy. The Central government is thinking only in the short term on this. It has not discussed the pros and cons of involving private players in the management of ...
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Confusion over the BBMP’s solid waste management plan 4.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Civic body is talking of segregation at source but implementing mixed waste processing
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Governor signs lake amendment 1.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Activists to challenge move in Karnataka High Court
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Governor signs lake amendment 1.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Activists to challenge move in Karnataka High Court
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Household biomedical waste adds to hazards at landfill sites 19.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Tons of extremely hazardous biomedical waste (BMW) generated by households goes directly to landfills in Bengaluru. There are no clear rules mandating the segregation of BMW from either wet or dry waste, and the civic agencies tasked with regulating this have no real data. Infected adult diapers, used syringes and insulin needles from houses with senior citizens and patients are being dumped directly into municipal waste bins and trucks. With no real monitoring, roadside clinics and pharmacies are also dumping expired drugs into that waste pile. Exposed to this risk are thousands of sanitation workers handling waste, often found working without any protection. To arrest this dangerous slide into public health chaos, the Environment Support Group (ESG) has sought a proper audit of all biomedical facilities at the BBMP ward level. It wants citizen groups in ward committees empowered to inspect and collate data for quick remedial action. A comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report had pulled up the ...
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Recyling notebooks in a novel way 12.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Students, heres something to keep in mind on the last day of the exams. If your notebooks have unused pages, dont keep them away in a cupboard or give them to a scrap dealer. Instead, you can donate them to make new books which will help both the environment and other students like you. Youth for Seva, a non-profit organisation, will be collecting notebooks with unused pages from across the city and state. The unused pages will then be rebound and new notebooks will be given to other students who need them. Last year, during their first Give Paper Back drive, the organisation collected over 1.5 lakh notebooks from Karnataka. They generated 35,000 new books with the leftover pages and distributed them among children studying in government schools. "Seeing last years success, this year we are aiming to generate at least 1.5 lakh new books from Bengaluru alone," said Bhargavi Nagabhushan, the Bengaluru coordinator of Youth for Seva. For this, they would have to collect five lakh used notebooks from the ...
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Toxic waste, callous treatment 10.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Deadly, hazardous and toxic, untreated bio-medical waste could trap us in all in a twister of nightmarish infections. Isnt this reason enough to bring every healthcare setup in the city under a stringent regulatory system with the utmost urgency? Not so, if a damning report based by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is any indication. First, what do the rules say: The Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 (BMW Rules) mandate every Health Care Establishment (HCE) generating BMW to take all steps to ensure that such waste is handled without any adverse effect on the human health and environment. Glaring lacuna The infectious wastes are required to be collected, transported, treated and disposed of strictly in accordance with the BMW rules. The CAG report found a glaring lacuna in the enforcement of this rule by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB): "KSPCB does not have details of the mode of treatment and disposal of BMW of 3,473 HCEs in the state. Disposal of a significant ...
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Excise Department moves from paper to polyester 6.3.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Green activists protest as the tenders will result in the production of 1,152 crore labels, amounting to 1,140 tonnes of plastic waste
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