While most workers in Karnataka now get minimum wages of Rs 11,557 per month, garment factory workers are still paid Rs 7000-8000. State government has not increased their wages as per the law, or even after a recent court order
Bengaluru generates thousands of tonnes of waste everyday, but we can reduce it substantially by using recycled or repurposed products. Here is an account of some interesting recycled products that were sold at an event organised by the volunteer group Second To None, last Saturday
Bovi community who are the traditional well-diggers of Bengaluru, are part of an initiative to build one million recharge wells in the city. In this edition of Citizens Live, Ramakrishna Bovi explains how you too can be part of this initiative to help resolve the city’s water scarcity
Carts of street food that offer a quick snack, little stalls selling just what you were looking for – street vendors are an integral part of life in Bengaluru. But why isn’t the government implementing the law that upholds their right to work?
While organic fruits, vegetables and staples are much sought-after especially in metro cities like Bengaluru, consumers are often not able to verify the quality of the produce. What makes it ‘organic’ and how can we check?
There’s a lot of demand for street food in Bengaluru. However, the facilities offered to street vendors are zero. Street vending is not a formal business option yet. How can this issue be solved? The city itself has an interesting example that showcases that.
What impact does price rise have on food consumption patterns? What is the difference between rich and poor when it comes to consumption? A study by researchers at Indian Institute of Human Settlements tries to analyse this.
Both plastic producers and recyclers in Jolly Mohalla, Nayandahalli and Peenya will be affected badly if the plastic ban is implemented in letter and spirit. What will happen to the livelihoods of the workers in such industries?
Valentine’s Day is approaching fast. When love is in the air, you may think of flowers to gift. But what flowers and where do they come from? Step into Bengaluru’s Flower Market, where farmer and wholesalers trade blooms.