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.
Channeling of Bengaluru’s waste water into parched tanks of Kolar was a step to ensure the district got enough water to use in agriculture. However water standards need to be maintained in a project which will be huge and continuous.
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.
The BBMP has issued a public notice declaring all 198 of its wards ‘open defecation free’. The reality is different in some wards, especially on the periphery of BBMP, where clean public toilets are difficult to access.
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?
The Bengaluru plant has initiated the process of repairs and the shutting down of the furnaces will accelerate the process of revamp, expected to be completed by November end. The firm has said it will then apply afresh to the KSPCB for consent to operate.