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A watery Independence Day in S T Bed Layout 16.8.2017 Citizen Matters
What happens when residential layouts are built on the path or storage of water? Water flows where it wants to, and thoughtless development takes its toll. S T Bed Layout in Koramangala flooded in the rain that lashed the city of Bengaluru, and people are struggling with no access to power and water. ...
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Sewer floods Madiwala lake areas again 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Despite a separate enclosure constructed right next to the Madiwala lake to hold treated sewage water and flood water coming from Sarakki and Hulimavu, there was flooding in the areas around the Madiwala lake. The 12-feet-deep and 10-acre-wide space in the south of the lake, built by the Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA), has served little purpose. According to the Forest department, which is the custodian of the Madiwala lake, the lake is not flooding. There is flooding in the adjoining areas such as Kodichikkanahalli, Bommanahalli and Hulimavu. "In fact, the Madiwala lake is nearly full to its brim and if the rainfall continues, then there could be a havoc. The new pond has four feet water and the lake has space for just one more feet of water," a forest department official said. Seema Garg, KLCDA chief executive officer said that the sewage line and stormwater drain are too narrow to carry excessive water and this has lead to flooding. We had written to the Bangalore ...
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The making of first-ever Bellandur lake festival 11.8.2017 Citizen Matters
A lake festival requires coming together of officials from many departments and citizens, and a lot of planning. How did Bellandur lake see its first-ever lake festival? The full story. ...
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BBMP's 'dig-it-forget-it' style leaves residents stranded 9.8.2017 deccanherald.com
It's literally a house arrest for about 40 -50 residents near Hosakerehalli Cross, courtesy apathy of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The Palike, in its inimitable style, had dug up the earth at the busy junction off Ring Road to construct an underpass in September 2016, and forgot the project, leaving the residents to fend for themselves. An aggrieved resident, on the condition of anonymity, told DH, "The civic bodies have literally kept us under house arrest. We can't even take our vehicles out due to this mess. Forget vehicles, we can't go out of our houses because of the haphazard works by the agencies.'' The affected residents alleged that the Palike had marked at three to four spots at several houses for acquisition for the proposed underpass. "The markings to acquire the space for the underpass are done haphazardly. How can the markings be changed at their whims and fancies? They altered length and width time and again, another resident rued. When contacted, B S Prahlad, Chief ...
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Reservoir in sea to end Bengaluru's drinking water problems? 8.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
T G Sitharam, senior professor at the department of civil engineering at IISc said the proposal to bring water from the west-flowing river was a sustainable water resource development strategy for Mangaluru and Bengaluru.
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VA Tech Wabag wins Rs 386-cr sewage treatment plant order 8.8.2017 HBL: Companies
VA Tech Wabag Ltd, a pure play water technology Indian multinational player in water and waste water treatment and recycling, has won a Rs 386-crore design, build and operate order from the Bangalore...
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Fresh move to bring Netravathi water to parched Bengaluru 7.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Engineers and experts from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on Monday made a presentation before Bengaluru Development Minister K J George and Urban Development Department officials on bringing the Netravathi river water to Bengaluru by extending the Yettinahole project. Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, UDD told DH, "Nothing has been approved so far and it is too early to say anything. They have made a presentation and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will look into it," he said. When asked if this was an extension of the Yettinahole project, Jain said: May be. Netravathi water can be pumped up to Yettinahole and during lean months at Yettinahole, the pumping machinery and pipeline from Yettinahole can potentially be used to pump the Netravathi water. BWSSB chairman Tushar Girinath said that they had asked Prof T G Sitharam from the Department of Civil Engineering in IISc and his team to prepare a feasibility report. "Netravathi water can be a good source and the idea is ...
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BWSSB seeks approval for free water supply to SC/ST families 7.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After slum dwellers, it could now be Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) colonies of the city to get free water. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials have submitted a detailed report on the project to the state government seeking approval. In May, during the launch of the free drinking water supply scheme to slum dwellers, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had said that he would extend this programme to SC/ST families. He had even asked BWSSB to submit a report on the number of such families in the city and also the estimated cost of this project. What's in the report? According to the report formed by BWSSB officials, around 32,510 SC/ST families live in the city. The report also states that a water bill of around Rs 8.03 crore is pending from the SC/ST colonies besides interest of Rs 4.91 crore. However, a senior BWSSB spokesperson said that if the state government approves this project, around 1,30,00 people will benefit from it. The state government might ask BWSSB to waive ...
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JICA to extend city drinking water project loan 6.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has finally agreed to provide financial assistance for the fifth phase of the drinking water project that aims to supply water to 110 villages under BBMP. Under the new phase, a plant would be set up at Torekadanahalli to process water from Shiva Balancing Reservoir and pump water to Harohalli and Tataguni pumping station. A senior BWWSB official said the Japanese prime minister, who would be visiting India in September, would authorise the loan grant. "An advisory committee consisting of international experts would be formed to monitor the processes and a global tender would be called to execute the project. The entire project is expected to get over by 2023." The official added that Rs 4,100 crore was allotted to supply water from Torekadenahalli to the city through the pipeline besides Rs 1,100 crore to set up 14 sewage water treatment plants. According to senior BWSSB officials, the fifth phase would address the water crisis in the ...
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Apartment body to protest STP rule today 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has opposed the notifications issued by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Bangalore Sewerage and Water Supply Board (BWSSB), making it compulsory for apartments with 50 or more residential units to set up a sewerage treatment plant (STP). The members of over 150 apartment complexes and over 3,000 dwellers will stage a protest at Maurya Circle on Saturday, condemning the rule that mandates setting up of STP for apartments with 50 or more units. "We are not against the setting up of STP, it is required to reduce water pollution. But the government should also look into space constraints faced by many apartments. They cannot make it mandatory for apartment complexes which are 30 years old and above," said CSV Prasad, FAAB president. He said that BWSSB engineers, who know the ground reality, have realised that it is not possible to construct an STP at many old and new apartment complexes for want of space. Prasad said that to instal ...
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Death knell for citizen-led lake governance 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Bengaluru has become a bit notorious globally as videos of Bellandur lake catching fire and its froth blocking roads over the past couple of years have gone viral. But Bengaluru's lakes are also famous for another reason: the enormous citizen activism that has led to the protection, rejuvenation and beautification of many of its lakes, and the continued citizen efforts to save and revive the remaining ones. While Hebbal highlights citizen resistance to lake privatisation, lakes such as Kaikondrahalli, Puttenahalli and Jakkur have become success stories of partnerships between the municipal government and local citizen groups, where the former contributes resources and the latter contribute location-specific ideas, awareness building and monitoring. Unfortunately, the state government seems bent on destroying this slow progress towards decentralised and democratic environmental governance. Last week, it announced that all of Bengaluru's lakes would be handed over to the Minor Irrigation Department (MID). ...
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Bengaluru records lowest rainfall in July since 2010 31.7.2017 Hindu: News
Warm days and sporadic drizzle have marked a dry July for the city where rainfall recorded is at a seven-year low. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), their station in the centre o...
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Subramanyapura lake set for new life after a decade of neglect 30.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After a decade of neglect, the rejuvenation of Subramanyapura lake in Uttharahalli ward has finally started. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which is the custodian of the lake, has taken up the work at a cost of Rs 3 crore. The work includes diversion of sewage, removal of silt and weeds, excavation and construction of a walkway around it. To start with, the Palike has dismantled the waste weir of the lake to drain out the sewage from the nearby apartments accumulated there. Once the water flows out, the Palike, with the help of BWSSB, will lay sewage diversion pipes. A BBMP engineer said the rejuvenation of the lake may take at least six months to a year. "We are now draining out the sewage and silt accumulated in the lake. Once that is done, we will fix its boundary. We have to do it in a systematic manner," said the engineer. The residents of the area were elated that work has finally started. H M Shivaprasad, a resident, said, "It is heartening to see the lake coming to life once again ...
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Pipeline links balancing reservoirs 29.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has completed the works on linking Shiva balancing reservoir with Netkal balancing reservoir. The pipeline laid between the reservoirs will streamline the supply of Cauvery water to the city. The pipeline has been laid to the existing Cauvery stage I, II and III to reduce the wastage of water. Earlier, water was being supplied through an open canal. Addressing the media, Kemparamaiah, Engineer-in-Chief, said, "Until now, the Cauvery water was supplied through an open canal and in the process about 50 cusecs of water was being wasted daily. The 6.2-km pipeline which has been linked now will prevent the water wastage." The linking of the pipeline was started in 2013. "We had completed the work by 2015 and we were supposed to link the pipeline from Shiva balancing reservoir to Netkal balancing reservoir last year itself, but it was delayed due to poor rainfall. By linking the pipeline, the water wastage due to evaporation, seepage or illegal connections ...
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VA Tech Wabag gains on bagging order worth Rs 386 crore in Bengaluru 27.7.2017 All Markets Stories
The stock up 3% to Rs 614 as the company received a repeat order worth Rs 386 crore from the BWSSB.
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'Janaspandana' in Chickpet today 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents of Chickpet Assembly constituency will get to raise their various problems at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme being organised by DH and Prajavani on Saturday. The event will be held at Huq House, 14, Lalbagh Main Road, Raja Rammohan Roy Extension, Sudhama Nagar, at 10 am. Local MLA R V Devaraj, corporators of wards under Chickpet and officials of government agencies such as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to people's problems and address them instantly. The programme is part of the initiative by DH and Prajavani to connect with Bengalureans and help solve their civic problems from waste disposal to streetlights, stray dog menace to roads, water supply and sewerage to electricity, health to public transport, footpaths to parks, and playgrounds to traffic and law and order. The publications have already organised such events in different parts of the city. Participants should reach ...
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'Janaspandana' in Chickpet tomorrow 20.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents of Chickpet Assembly constituency will get to raise their various problems at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme being organised by DH and Prajavani on July 22. The event will be held at Huq House, 14, Lalbagh Main Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Extension, Sudhama Nagar, at 10 am. Local MLA R V Devaraj, corporators of wards under Chickpet and officials of government agencies such as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to people's problems and address them instantly. The programme is part of the initiative by DH and Prajavani to connect with Bengalureans and help solve their civic problems from waste disposal to streetlights, stray dog menace to roads, water supply and sewerage to electricity, health to public transport, footpaths to parks, and playgrounds to traffic and law and order. The publications have already organised such events in different parts of the city. Participants should reach ...
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Govt pays BWSSB for free water supply scheme 18.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government has issued an order for supply of free drinking water to slum dwellers in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in his budget speech, had promised to supply 10,000 litres of free drinking water a month to slum dwellers living in 20x30 feet shelters. Following this, the urban development department issued orders for a one-time payment of Rs 35.71 crore to BWSSB towards the cost for 52,000 connections and annual water bills starting from March 2017. The government also waived the interest on the principal amount.

According to this, the government will pay Rs 23.11 crore to BWSSB for providing connections and Rs 12.60 crore as running bill from March 2017 at Rs 1.05 crore a month for one year.


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Work on white-topping of 24 roads to begin in a month 12.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike expects work on white-topping 24 roads in the city, which was approved by the government on Wednesday, to commence in a month. While under TenderSURE roads, all utilities like BWSSB sewerage and water pipelines and Bescom cables are shifted, in the Rs 600-crore project announced on Wednesday, the shifting will be done only on some roads. The Palike had planned white-topping of roads to make them more durable unlike asphalted roads, which require maintenance once in three years. Survey of 24 roads "As we planned white-topping the roads six months ago, we informed agencies like BWSSB and Bescom to shift their utilities. They conducted a survey on these 24 roads and planned to shift the utilities only in places where it was required," said BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. "The cost may appear quite high - almost 50% to 100% more than the black-topping of roads, but in the long run, these roads will be cost-effective as they will not require maintenance for at ...
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DH-PV Janaspandana comes to Chickpet 12.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The residents of Chickpet Assembly constituency will get an opportunity to air their civic woes as Deccan Herald and its sister publication Prajavani will organise 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme on July 22. The event will be held at Huq House, 14, Lalbagh Main Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Extension, Sudhama Nagar at 10 am. MLA R V Devaraj and corporators of the wards in Chickpet Assembly constituency along with the officers from various government agencies such as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to the woes of the citizens and help them address the issues instantly. The programme is part of Deccan Herald and Prajavani's initiative to connect with the citizens of Bengaluru to solve their civic problems ranging from waste disposal, streetlights, stray dog menace, roads, drains, water and sewerage, electricity, health, public transport services, footpaths, parks, playgrounds, traffic and the law and order. The ...
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