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Citizens meet guv, call for his intervention 25.10.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Steel flyover extension violates buffer zone norms: Lake Authority 23.10.2016 deccanherald.com
The plan to extend the contentious steel flyover from Hebbal to Esteem Mall, over the existing flyover on the Hebbal lake, would be in violation of the provisions of the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) Act, 2014, as well as buffer zone guidelines issued by the Karnataka High Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Highly placed sources in the KLCDA said that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)has to mandatorily take their permission before commencing the work on extending the flyover. "If the steel flyover is extended without seeking our permission, we will file a criminal case against the BDA commissioner as this will violate the KLCDA Act, high court and NGT rulings on maintaining the buffer zone. So far the BDAhas not consulted us," a senior KLCDA official told DH on condition of anonymity. According to Section (2) of the KLCDA Act, a lake includes the water body, buffer zones, inlets and outlets. The construction will be in violation of the Sections 14, 32 ...
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Flyover cleared as steel not on green list 23.10.2016 deccanherald.com
A steel flyover is not in the list of infrastructure projects that needs clearance from the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA). Despite this, SEIAA cleared the steel flyover project, from Basaveshwara circle to Esteem Mall, over Hebbal flyover. Ramachandra, SEIAAmember secretary, told DH, "The endorsement was given because the steel flyover is not in our purview. The BDA applied to us and we scrutinised the SEIAA rules. The list of infrastructure projects does not mention steel flyovers. Since we have nothing to do with it, the clearance was given." However, the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) wants to approach the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)for a relook at the project. But this may not be possible as the state government has set November 1 as the date to lay the foundation stone for the flyover project. "If the project was not under the SEIAA purview, the file should have been sent back and referred to the tree committee of the Bruhat Bengaluru ...
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Bengaluru citizens oppose the construction of steel flyover, seek Governor's intervention 21.10.2016 India Today| Must Read
Residents claim that the project is a gross waste of public money which is why they seek Governor's intervention.
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Letter to governor by citizens on steel flyover 21.10.2016 Citizen Matters

This letter addressed to Governor of Karnataka was submitted at the Rajbhavan by the citizens protesting against steel flyover on October 21, 2016.

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Bengaluru steel overpass is anti-citizen, anti-environment and citizens deserve better 21.10.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

Let me tell you why I think the proposed steel flyover project in Bengaluru is illegal, anti-citizen, anti-environment

The post Bengaluru steel overpass is anti-citizen, anti-environment and citizens deserve better appeared first on Firstpost.

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Public consultation needs statutory teeth 18.10.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Understand Bengaluru's water problems and solutions better, this weekend 29.9.2016 Citizen Matters

The event "Watershed Moment: Bengaluru's Water Problems & Solutions" will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on 1st October.

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Many lakes have turned into garbage dumping yards 20.9.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Else, they are encroached; a BDA layout has been developed on 14 acres of Banaswadi lake
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'India Inc's social responsibility is just to whitewash sins' 14.9.2016 Rediff: Interviews
'The Indian state is very benevolent when it comes to corporates,' says Tom Thomas, chief executive officer of Praxis, and convenor of CRW India.
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State government sitting on NGT order to declare lakes as wetlands 8.9.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
State government sitting on NGT order to declare lakes as wetlands
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State yet to comply with NGT order to declare lakes as wetlands 8.9.2016 Hindu: News
On May 4, the tribunal had set an eight-week deadline, but the government has sought more time.
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Simplicity, greatness and myth 28.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Simplicity, greatness and myth
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Play of simplicity, greatness and myth 27.7.2016 Hindu: Cities
Three productions this weekend bring to stage Indian classics and mythology
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Discord in committee formed to save trees from Metro axe; member quits 18.7.2016 deccanherald.com
A member of the tree committee that was formed to reduce the number of trees to be axed for Namma Metro's second phase has resigned, citing the "indifference" of the Bruhat Bangalurru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). If other members are to be believed, more are on their way out. The committee was formed in January following a High Court direction to reduce the number of trees to be axed for Metro and to assess the survival rate of saplings planted by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL). Besides seven experts, the committee has three corporators and a BBMP forest official. Harini Nagendra, Professor at the School of Development, Azim Premji University, quit the committee on July 15 ahead of a scheduled meeting at the office of Assistant Conservator of Forests (Tree Officer) in Jayanagar the same day. The meeting was later deferred indefinitely. The member was upset that none of the suggestions made by the committee was looked into by the BBMP in particular and the BMRCL in general. In the first meeting ...
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Taking climate change in hand 1.7.2016 HBL: Opinion
Only collective action involving all the stakeholders will help the world meet its temperature target
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Steel flyover project may bulldoze at least 500 trees 22.6.2016 deccanherald.com
If one thought that trees were being axed only for Metro rail, here is more bad news. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has proposed to axe at least 500 trees for the 6.9-km steel flyover from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal. Preliminary assessment by BDA officials put the number of trees facing the axe at not less than 500 trees. These trees are young and old ones and have stood as canopies for decades on prime roads - Ballari Road, Sankey Road, Palace Road and Millers Road. "The final report is not yet prepared. It will be done after a detailed survey. But as per our preliminary assessment, 490-500 trees will be cut. We have written to the BBMP forest cell that trees need to be cut, as the roads belong to BDA. But the final number has not yet been communicated to them," a BDA official told Deccan Herald. A survey and numbering of trees will happen at a later stage, when the project takes final shape. The BDA has set a target to start groundbreaking work for the project in two months. High Court ...
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More evidence for India-Madagascar connections 20.6.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Millions of years ago, all the land on this earth was part of a single huge supercontinent. When the supercontinent 'broke up' — again, millions of years ago — different continents went to different parts of the world, finally reaching where they are today. This process of slow drift of continents had several interesting effects, particularly on India. An idea that's been knocking about for a while is that India (along with Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Australia and Antarctica together called eastern Gondwana) broke off from Africa and South America (western Gondwana). After the continents in eastern Gondwana separated and drifted to different parts, the Indian landmass rifted from Madagascar about 90 million years ago and floated across the Indian Ocean to join the Asian landmass (Eurasia continent). A critical concept for understanding supercontinent geography is 'suture zones'. The term is borrowed from medicine where sutures are used to join two parts of skin, bone etc, leaving a line of ...
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Lake revival by corporates: KLCDA says it will lay down the law 15.6.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Striking up partnerships with corporate firms for rejuvenation of lakes, which the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is now pushing for, with five firms already signing up,...
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Teens learn to use satellite data for environmental issues 16.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Teens learn to use satellite data for environmental issues
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