Bengaluru Matters Radio Show – Episode 10

April 22, 2017 Radio Active 90.4MHz 0

Bengaluru was once considered to be a garden city. There were trees on every road, and a lot of them had to be sacrificed to make way for road-widening and flyovers. But gone are the days when people just sat and watched when trees were marked for cutting – the new age activists are doing many things to save the trees – one of them is tree-mapping. By mapping the trees and marking the species, these teams hope to raise awareness as well as collect good data on the trees in Bengaluru. One such team interacts with Akshatha. »


Hoardings destroying trees

April 20, 2017 News Desk 0

Vijay Nishanth, a tree enthusiast fom Bengaluru, talks about the increasing incidents of trees being cut down to give visibility for hoardings. »


Why did BBMP and Urban Development Department apologise to Green court?

April 20, 2017 Shree D N 2

Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT’s authority. But what about the conclusion – is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions – those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased. »