User: swetharao Topic: Slums in Bangalore
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Bengaluru: Activists unclog drain, give dying lake new lease of life 1.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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BDA to build 1-room servant quarters in its apartments 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
After constructing one, two and three bedroom-hall-kitchen (BHK) flats, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is now planning to build servant quarters for domestic helps. The move is also aimed at clearing slums around apartment complexes. The BDA will first build one-room houses measuring 200-250 sqft in large BDA apartments and housing complexes such as those in Alur, Kommaghatta and Kanminike, which together have over 2,000 flats of varied dimensions. Besides, a provision will be made in its future projects to integrate servant quarters with apartments, a senior BDA official said. Construction of these one-room houses will commence immediately once the BDA board approves the proposal and issues an order. "We are planning to construct 500 to 1,000 one-room houses. They will be similar to Mumbai's chawls. These one- room houses are aimed at the economically weaker sections. They will be similar to servant quarters, where domestic helps can be accommodated," said the official. These servant facilities ...
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KSPCB gives apartment dwellers near lake 1 month to set up STP 31.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Acting stern, the Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has given one month's time to the residents of apartments in the upstream of Subramanyapura lake to set up a sewage treatment plant (STP). In the wake of frothing in Subramanyapura lake recently, KSPCB served notices on all the polluters. At a meeting with the polluters and various civic agencies on Wednesday, KSPCB chairperson Lakshman directed them to instal and make the STPs operational. He said a joint inspection comprising officials of the Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Board, BWSSB, BDA and BBMP will be conducted a month later. KSPCB officials told Lakshman that many apartments had either not obtained or renewed the consent for operation of their STPs. He threatened to register criminal cases against them if the STPs were not installed or they do not work properly. The Board officials recommended that the polluters should be made to instal a common STP at a cost of Rs 5 crore for the damage caused to the tank. ...
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Rampant encroachment at Varthur lake, say residents 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Dumping of garbage and construction debris continues unabated on the banks and catchment area of Varthur lake, according to locals and members of Whitefield Rising. They point out that even after clear directions from Chief Secretary Subhash C Khuntia and Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD), Mahendra Jain to civic agencies to prevent dumping and take action against offenders, nothing has changed. "People are dumping construction material on the catchment of Varthur lake, Varthur Kodi and near Belegere road. Many squatters are also using the area near Munekolala as an open toilet. All illegal activities happen uninterrupted at night as there are no cameras," said Munikumar, a local from Varthur. The locals also point out that Tuburahalli road has become a mess because of dumping, especially after heavy rain over the past few days. The flow of water into the drain has also been blocked. Shivanna, another local from Varthur, said that though BDA officials are custodians of ...
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2 BDA workers forged signatures of officers, ‘allotted’ 14 sites 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
2 BDA workers forged signatures of officers, ‘allotted’ 14 sites
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Free water, cheap homes for poor in city 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Free water for slums and one lakh houses for the poor are among the proposals for Bengaluru in the state budget presented on Wednesday. The government has allocated Rs 4,410 crore for infrastructure and welfare programmes in the city. The money will be used to improve and top roads with cement, build grade separators and lay a road to connect Kempegowda Layout and Mysuru Road and Magadi Road. It will also help build bridges under and over railway tracks, and create a model BDAtownship on 166 acres at Konadasanapura on Old Madras Road, about 18 km from MGRoad. The government has announced Rs 200 crore to build footpaths along 400 km of road. Stormwater drains get an allocation of Rs 300 crore. The government plans to spend Rs 88 crore on an underbridge and on widening an overbridge at the Hebbal junction on the Outer Ring Road. Bengaluru infrastructure projects mostly come under the BBMP, which gets Rs 2,391 crore in the budget. The BDAgets Rs 480 crore. The government is setting aside Rs 1,338 crore for ...
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Why Bengaluru's planning process is against the spirit of our Constitution 10.2.2017 Citizen Matters

In open letter to CM, Kathyayini Chamaraj details all that is grossly wrong with the BDA's planning exercise for the city.

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Mission pacify accomplished- Karnataka State boards get new chairmen 2.11.2016 Oneindia.in: News
The Karnataka government made fresh appointments of Chairmen to State boards and corporations on Wednesday. The appointments come a week after the Chief Minister convinced Congress Vice President to appoint MLAs to the vacant posts. The list includes appointment to 21
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21 MLAs appointed chiefs of key boards and corporations 2.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Encroachers take over city cycle track 20.10.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Encroachers take over city cycle track
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Even crucial infrastructure has been built on lake land 19.10.2016 Hindu: Home
A glimpse into the detailed list of encroachments published by the Joint Committee on Tank Encroachment
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Coming up, a smart hub for the smartest city 18.9.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
This is going to be one project which when it comes up, could change the Bhubaneswar skyline.
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BBMP digitising all revenue records to prevent tampering: BBMP Commissioner 16.9.2016 Citizen Matters

BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.

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Slum kids present smart housing plan 3.9.2016 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
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No ground for sporting glory 27.8.2016 deccanherald.com
India's grand Rio Olympic ambitions could fetch nothing beyond Sindhu's silver and Sakshi's bronze. Like most Indians, as Bengalureans wondered what went wrong, the reasons lay there tellingly across the City:Playgrounds, encroached and in deep decay; layouts without an inch of sporting space; hyper-expensive clubs and an urban planning system, clueless and apathetic. Indeed, a cosmetic course correction could be seen in pockets. But beyond those grounds in the heart of the City, dedicated, affordable and well-equipped sports facilities remain a pipedream for lakhs of children. Realty projects have invaded every nook and corner, making a mockery of planned development. Civic amenity sites, earmarked for playgrounds and other allied facilities, are wantonly encroached. Land sharks, in collusion with politicians, BDA and BBMP insiders have perfected the art of fabricating documents to claim ownership of these sites. Their designs clearly go beyond lakes and drains. Former national Heptathlon champion, ...
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No ground for sporting glory 27.8.2016 deccanherald.com
India's grand Rio Olympic ambitions could fetch nothing beyond Sindhu's silver and Sakshi's bronze. Like most Indians, as Bengalureans wondered what went wrong, the reasons lay there tellingly across the City:Playgrounds, encroached and in deep decay; layouts without an inch of sporting space; hyper-expensive clubs and an urban planning system, clueless and apathetic. Indeed, a cosmetic course correction could be seen in pockets. But beyond those grounds in the heart of the City, dedicated, affordable and well-equipped sports facilities remain a pipedream for lakhs of children. Realty projects have invaded every nook and corner, making a mockery of planned development. Civic amenity sites, earmarked for playgrounds and other allied facilities, are wantonly encroached. Land sharks, in collusion with politicians, BDA and BBMP insiders have perfected the art of fabricating documents to claim ownership of these sites. Their designs clearly go beyond lakes and drains. Former national Heptathlon champion, ...
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Selling out those green spaces 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Battling a well-entrenched builder-politician nexus, Bengaluru had long lost its battle to preserve the city's once cherished greenery. But in its desperation to cling onto the remaining green pockets, a new sinister threat has arisen:The Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) bill. Passed in a hurry without debate on July 19, the legislation is designed to shrink open spaces and bring in more concrete! Builders and the realty lobby will clearly be the beneficiaries, and Bengalureans, the losers. Demolishing claims that the bill will not affect Bengaluru, a similar amendment in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules for new layouts is just round the corner. The Authority now proposes to make suitable changes in its Revised Master Plan 2031. Setting a precedent The legislation has clearly set a precedent. Also on the government's agenda are amendments to the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) rules, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority ...
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Selling out those green spaces 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Battling a well-entrenched builder-politician nexus, Bengaluru had long lost its battle to preserve the city's once cherished greenery. But in its desperation to cling onto the remaining green pockets, a new sinister threat has arisen:The Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) bill. Passed in a hurry without debate on July 19, the legislation is designed to shrink open spaces and bring in more concrete! Builders and the realty lobby will clearly be the beneficiaries, and Bengalureans, the losers. Demolishing claims that the bill will not affect Bengaluru, a similar amendment in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules for new layouts is just round the corner. The Authority now proposes to make suitable changes in its Revised Master Plan 2031. Setting a precedent The legislation has clearly set a precedent. Also on the government's agenda are amendments to the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) rules, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority ...
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BBMP turns a blind eye to encroachment on parks, road 1.7.2016 deccanherald.com
A BDA-approved layout in Thurahalli near Uttarahalli is mired in controversy over the encroachment of half-a-kilometre-long and 60-ft-wide road, parks and playgrounds leaving no space for recreation and sports activities. The Bharath Housing Cooperative Society (BHCS) Layout has a wide road and nine parks but only on paper. Although residents know that all parks and playgrounds have been encroached, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has kept the matter under wraps. However on Friday, in response to an RTI application filed two years ago regarding the status of parks and playgrounds, BBMP assistant executive engineer Narasimha Babu provided a written reply with survey sketches of these parks and playgrounds. He conceded that slums have come up in some of the parks while a government school too has been built on the park land. Other documents available with Deccan Herald show that the school was built by the BBMP without the knowledge of either the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) or the ...
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Rain after-effect: Heavy foam in dirty Subramanyapura lake - Deccan Herald 5.6.2016 Google News
Rain after-effect: Heavy foam in dirty Subramanyapura lake Deccan Herald Rudrapatna said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) had drawn an action plan of Rs 1.10 crore for diverting sewage from the ...
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