Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) perform the critical function of collecting, sorting and disposing of dry waste in the city. But the majority of these centres are dilapidated, with few facilities and difficult work conditions. A recent study suggests ways to change this.
Illiteracy, caste dynamics and social constraints of a migrant worker — a survey in Whitefield reveals the mix of factors that keep a pourakarmika bound to her profession, irrespective of the conditions and compensation.
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.
Garbage dumps are a common sight in Bangalore. If it is not piled up in empty sites or landfills, it is seen in mounds at street corners. Rented cutlery is now being used as an effective green alternative to single-use disposables.
Bengaluru will get the Peripheral Ring Road while the State acquires properties for it. BBMP will increase the property tax, and collect fine for littering. These and other news items from the last week that matter to you, all in one place.
Bellandur lake’s disappearing act, new anti-pollution measures being considered, and a revived Peripheral Ring Road project — catch all the important news from your city that you may have missed last week.
Several studies have pointed to the increasingly toxic air in the city, some pegging the levels of polluting particulate matter at three times the WHO-prescribed standards. What contributes to this and why is it so difficult to check?
On Saturday, October 27th, the city will be witness to yet another human chain, organised this time by the disgruntled citizens of Bellandur, one of the largest wards of Bengaluru. Find out what their demands are.
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling – there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
Electronics City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) recently hosted an environmental-friendly cultural festival. In collaboration with Infosys, the team pulled off an extremely successful fete, promoting green and sustainable living.
More than 500 pourakarmikas have already visited Singapore at a cost of Rs 80000 each, as part of BBMP’s plan to send a targeted 1800 waste workers for training and international exposure. But what have they brought back and how much of it is being implemented?