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Category: Waste :: garbage :: bangalore
Last updated: Sep 17 2019 13:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Am I paying taxes to get killed? 17.9.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is beset with rotting garbage, killer potholes and increasing dengue cases. Yet the BBMP is planning a steep hike in property taxes. So should we pay?
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Creating green jobs could help address both unemployment and environmental degradation in India 5.9.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Shifting to a green economy could add 3 million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2030.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Residents around Bellahalli landfill protest | Slump in Ganesha idol sales | Flooding in Panathur 24.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Around Thursday, garbage started piling up in Bengaluru, as the residents around Bellahalli landfill prevented the city's waste from being dumped there. Read more on this, and other news from the city, in our weekly roundup
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How Bengaluru is targeting 100% segregation of waste by December 2019: BBMP’s new SWM bye-laws 23.8.2019 Citizen Matters
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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Bengaluru Buzz: Garbage crisis in city | Complaints system for bad roads | Milk bank in Vani Vilas Hospital 3.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The city slips into a garbage crisis as Bellahalli dumpsite fills up, High Court orders BBMP to set up a complaints system on road conditions within six weeks, the first government-run milk bank in south India will start in Vani Vilas Hospital soon. Read more on what's happened in Bengaluru this week
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Residential areas illegally commercialised, JP Nagar-ites protest 12.7.2019 Citizen Matters
The area around 24th Main road in JP Nagar is to be largely used for residential purposes, as per the city's Revised Master Plan (RMP 2015). But illegal commercialisation, and that too without adequate parking facilities, has made life here a nightmare for residents
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Bengaluru Buzz: Fine on garbage rule violators? | Plans to identify school dropouts | Varsity focus on green education…and more 6.7.2019 Citizen Matters
What's likely to come up in the state-level SWM Policy being prepared by the Urban Development Department? How can we ascertain the level of school dropouts in the city more accurately? What do street vendors want from the BBMP? This and more in our weekly news round-up
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“Forget BBMP, Bengaluru needs a strong metropolitan government instead” 2.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Since BBMP is unfit to manage Bengaluru's problems, it should be replaced by a strong authority that governs the entire Bangalore Metropolitan region. This authority should include the chief minister, Bengaluru MLAs and MPs too, opines retired IAS officer V Balasubramanian
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP ward delimitation soon | No decision yet on garbage contractors | High Court action on noise pollution 29.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Delimitation of BBMP wards before the council polls next year, High Court directs state government to give details on noise pollution control, no consensus in BBMP about having separate contractors for wet and dry waste collection - here is a roundup of news in Bengaluru this week
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Bengaluru Buzz: Transport Dept against carpooling | Report on waste processing plants | NEERI may audit city lakes 15.6.2019 Citizen Matters
Transport Department opposes new carpooling platform, expert recommends changes to waste processing plants, NEERI may audit city lakes - read more on what made news in Bengaluru this week
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How Bengaluru’s action plan proposes to beat air pollution 8.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Recently, a 44-point mega action plan was drafted to tackle air pollution in Bengaluru. The plan assigns tasks to multiple government agencies, to be completed in a time frame. Read more for details of the plan
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Agara lake revival: A saga of citizen-government collaboration 6.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
In her handbook 'Our Agara Lake', Kavitha Reddy describes how a citizens' movement saved the lake, with the support of authorities. The lake, which was a garbage dump site earlier, is now teeming with visitors
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This novel about women fighting the demolition of their slum is a story of friendship and resilience 25.5.2019 Scroll.in
Mathangi Subramanian’s ‘A People’s History of Heaven’ is set in a fictional slum in Bengaluru.
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NE can learn from big city disaster: Keya Acharya 21.5.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
NE can learn from big city disaster: Keya Acharya
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Garbage Clogs Bengaluru's Largest And Oldest Green Lung 7.5.2019 NDTV News - Cities
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bengaluru is the city's oldest and largest green lung - a place that replenishes the crowded IT hub with fresh air. Close to the garden's main gate is an ancient rock...
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What Bengaluru’s scientific waste management can teach the Swachh Bharat mission 6.5.2019 Citizen Matters
While the Government of India has time and again emphasised the importance of cleanliness, Bengaluru has kept up the spirit of swachhata with a number of initiatives. See how an innovative waste collection station, plastic tiles and a compost school are reimagining waste management in the city.
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Bengaluru Buzz: BWSSB supply hits peak | Committee opposes separate contractors for wet and dry waste | Traffic cops take up civic works 4.5.2019 Citizen Matters
BBMP committee decides against separate contractors for wet and dry waste collection, BWSSB water supply at its highest ever this summer, traffic police takes up road and drain works - read more on what has happened in Bengaluru this week
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Alahalli lake restored, after eight long years 30.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Around a decade back, Alahalli lake was filled with sewage and garbage. Birds and fish did not thrive here anymore. Here's the story of how citizens got this lake restored, with eight years of persistent efforts
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Bengaluru Buzz: Encroachments in KR Market cleared | Audit of dry waste collection centres | Garbage dumped in Kundalahalli 30.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Over 2000 encroachments cleared from KR Market for fire safety, Dry Waste Collection Centres to be audited soon, commuters protest against minimum balance hike on metro smart card - here's a recap of news from Bengaluru this week
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BBMP to take up audit of DWCCs 29.3.2019 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Decision follows The Hindu report on closure of two centres
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