Air pollution in Bengaluru has reached levels that are causing many to leave the city on health grounds. Navya PK looks at various studies that outline the shocking impact on citizens and some particularly vulnerable groups. »
Little data is available on what ails Bengalureans. But the available data on cancer, shows increased lung cancer due to air pollution. Nobody knows what other factors are affecting the health of Bengalureans. »
Poor in Bengaluru trapped in the vicious circle of money-lending are unable to get bank loans. Structurally the poor are designed to be left out of the banking system, as banks cannot determine either their ability or intent to repay loans. »
While most of us don’t understand why poorest of the poor in the society remain so for decades, here is a reality check that reveals the darker side of the story: an atrocious circle of borrowing, spending and borrowing again, to make ends meet, and remaining poor forever. »
The book by PUCL analyses the entire eviction episode, with the government documents, and explains how a Public Private Partnership can be manipulated. Meanwhile the Lokayukta probe on evictions has headed nowhere, because of ‘lack of records.’
Many housing cooperatives have hit the headlines for all wrong reasons: violation of rules, mismanagement, non-allotment of sites and more. The question is, have they forgotten the original purpose behind their formation?