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Finally, civic agencies hit ground zero to clean up Bellandur Lake 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bengaluru: Encroachments on rise as govt fails to demarcate lake, storm water drains 24.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
The lake of demarcation is hampering the work of setting up buzzer zones as mandated by the NGT.
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Swim your way to health 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Swimming not only beats the heat, it also is a stress buster. Hear it from the renowned swimmer Nisha Millet
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Bengaluru: CAF to approach NGT to stop flow of raw sewage into lakes 24.4.2017
Bengaluru: With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently ordering civic bodies to close down industries polluting Bellandur Lake, the Citizens' Action Forum is planning to approach the green tribunal seeking directions to stop the flow of raw sewage into not only Bellandur lake but also all other water bodies in the city. It was only after CAF that approached the NGT on the steel flyover issue as a co-petitioner along with former Karnataka chief secretary Balasubramaniam that the state government shelved the controversial project. The citizen group, with the help of lake activists, resident welfare associations (RWAs) and NGOs, is gearing up to get the civic bodies fall in line with an NGT order to stop the flow of sewage into lakes. CAF president D.S. Rajashekar told Deccan Chronicle, "The city, once famous for its lakes, has now become infamous for the same lakes. Where is the Garden City heading to? Letting raw sewage into lakes is a criminal offence. If the BWSSB, which is the custodian, cannot ...
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Bengaluru: BDA to install CCTVs around Bellandur Lake 24.4.2017
Bengaluru: Following directions from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), principal bench, Delhi, the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) is gearing up to adhere to the orders and has planned to install CCTV cameras to curb indiscriminate dumping of debris and garbage into the Bellandur lake. BDA engineer-member P.N. Nayak told Deccan Chronicle that CCTC cameras will be installed around the lake, especially the locations that are more prone to dumping. Different agencies, like the BWSSB, BDA and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), brain stormed on the implementation of the NGT directions to get the polluted lake cleaned. The BDA said that tender documents will be opened on Monday to finalise the lowest bidder to clear the weed and debris from the lake. After shortlisting the lowest bidders, the authority will go through the financial and technical bids to evaluate their technical abilities in cleaning up the lake within the deadline fixed by the NGT, sources said. The BWSSB is drawing up a ...
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Civic agencies mull sewer lines to siphon Bellandur froth 24.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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NLCIL launches biodiversity conservation 24.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
The PSU is promoting integrated fish farming in a big way
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A noose of debris tightens around Varthur lake 23.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Thubarahalli residents say ‘encroachment’ has been happening for 10 days
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Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman adopts Kalena Agrahara lake 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Three agencies dither over revival of Bellandur Lake 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Polluting apartments around Bellandur Lake to face music 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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By invitation: Why our roads are full of potholes, our lakes filled with sewage 23.4.2017
Earlier this week, the National Green Tribunal took a definitive stand to protect Bellandur lake, ordering a total shut-down of all industries in the vicinity of the water body. The bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar noted that no industry will be allowed to operate unless effluents are analysed and found to be within permissible limits by a joint inspection team. Over the years, Bellandur Lake, which has been at the heart of the city's IT boom, has paid the price for Bengaluru's development. Once a thriving agrarian neighbourhood, the crops that do continue to grow there now receive their nourishment from the polluted lake waters. A number of garages and textile units sprung up in the neighbourhood, as did towering apartment complexes constructed by greedy builders who encroached mercilessly upon the lake bed. In light of all this, the NGT's stand is very welcome indeed! Now the question we need to ask ourselves is — how have we arrived at this point? Bengaluru was home to a ...
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Kiss up, Kick down 23.4.2017
The Germans may have coined the phrase, "schadenfreude", meaning "the pleasure derived from the misery of others", but when it comes to relishing the practice, we Indians are gluttons compared to German nibblers. Vijay Mallya is by no means the only tycoon who has taken the banking system, neck-deep in NPA's, for an F-1 ride. There are several other high profile loan default cases, where promoters with larger liabilities and better political connections continue to merrily game the system. But somehow, thanks to his flamboyant lifestyle and the present political climate, Mallya has become the pinata, the whipping boy facing our collective outrage for loan defaults by unscrupulous promoters. This week's UK extradition farce, played out for hours on national TV, was a telling indictment of how gullible we are when it comes to tamasha. Mallya is represented by QC Clare Montgomery, described as, "the first silk solicitors turn to and the last one other barristers want to face…" With her formidable legal ...
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8 units polluting Bellandur Lake but no effluent plant in place yet 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The National Green Tribunal's directive to immediately shut down all industrial units around Bellandur Lake has left the micro and small industries operating there for years in despair.
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No rainwater harvesting in Thiruvananthapuram corporation building 22.4.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: The corporation office building to this day does not have rainwater harvesting system, nor percolation pits. Old timers here say there has never been a proposal to set up a reservoir. It is an omission, the authorities agree. The good news is that the corporation is considering setting up a rainwater harvesting system. When asked why the office does not have a system, Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar said that the idea never came up for discussion, but should be explored. "The office building normally has enough water supply, probably because of which we never thought of a rainwater harvesting system. We always take pride in this being a solar-powered building. There can be a rainwater harvesting system as well," she said. Mayor V.K. Prasanth was not available for comment. This year, the budget has set aside a small amount for pond restoration. The previous council had conceived a plan to restore ponds in all wards, making use of Rs 110 crores from JNNURM, according to former Mayor K ...
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6 Bellandur toxic factories to be shut 22.4.2017
Bengaluru: It's curtains for six major industrials units polluting the frothing Bellandur lake. Come Monday and they will be sealed by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), acting on the orders of the National Green Tribunal to shut down all polluting industries around the lake. "According to our records, 488 industries are located in the Bellandur valley. Of them 97 are water based and are polluting the lake,"  KSPCB chairman, Lakshman, told the Deccan Chronicle. "Our officials have already carried out inspection of the major polluters and we have served notices to 11 industries two weeks ago. Of them six, which are major polluters of the Bellandur lake, will be sealed on Monday," he revealed. Emboldened by the NGT's order, the board plans to  not only shut down industries around  Bellandur that do not treat their effluents to the  standards prescribed before letting them into it, but also industries polluting  all other lakes across the city, including the Varthur, that has  been ...
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In the city, water behaviour is a must 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Some companies, industries and apartment complexes show excellent water wisdom while some others are unconcerned about the damage they cause to the water ecosystem. By S. Vishwanath
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Cattle deaths mount in Barmer, Jaislamer 20.4.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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6 industries shut, notices to 91 20.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
KSPCB implementing NGT order on Bellandur lake
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Officials slept while Bellandur lake frothed and foamed 20.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
For the past one year, civic agencies ignored roadmap for rejuvenation
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