Very little has been done over the years by the authorities in rejuvenating Varthur lake. The recent National Green Tribunal order on Varthur and Bellandur lakes comes as a respite to the citizens around the area.
Sarakki lake saw a host of demolitions when it got flooded a few years ago. Lake teams working for the rejuvenation of the lake have had an eventful journey along with the lake, which will see water entering into it in a few months.
Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.
Retrofitting old two-stroke autos with an electric engine could be a noiseless, non-polluting solution to air pollution. However, government subsidies are not yet being offered to those looking to go electric.
Water vending machines are helping people in Bengaluru by providing clean drinking water. Located generally next to parks or playgrounds and open government lands, these draw water from bore wells, filter it and sell it to people.
Assisted living helps senior citizens who do not want to live all by themselves when children are alone. Retirement community market has boomed, but there are pros and cons here as well. The sector needs regulation.
There are care managers who act like “virtual sons and daughters” who offer professional healthcare assistance. Bengaluru is seeing the boom in elder care service market right now. The dependability of the service depends mostly on cost.
They cannot work anymore, have no income, their health is failing. Their children do not live with them and are unable to help them with medical treatments and care. What facilities do the elderly in Bengaluru have?
Close to 5,000 migrant workers living in slums are in the threat of getting evicted, while the court is not yet convinced that they should be. What is it all about? A series on migration begins with this article.
Years of negligence towards public transport has finally resulted in today’s congested and polluted Bengaluru. All the catastrophe is well-documented in data, yet it hasn’t got enough attention from the government.