The scary water scenario in Bangalore seems to have gained international attention. Even as citizens in various areas are teaming up to revive various lakes in the city with the help of the BBMP and BWSSB, here is a US-based NGO offering to revive all lakes in the city.
The Central government has submitted its plan to regulate the retail sale of acid, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 16 July 2013. In view of this, Citizen Matters reporter Bosky Khanna went on to do a reality check on the sale of acid in Bangalore. Here is what she got.
The new system will allow people to apply for tree felling as well as object to the felling. The big question is, how will the offline people come to know when an application is given for felling a tree.
Bangalore, the garden city, witnesses a large number of trees being felled – some legally, most illegally. Your blood boils at the sight of this, but you do not know whom to complain. Who is the right person to complain to?
There was water everywhere, boulders crashing down, no food, no water, no warm clothes. It was like death any minute. Vijaya Bharathi, a resident of Nagarabhavi, Bangalore, thanks her stars even as she reaches home safe.
These people are not able to reach the helplines that are ever-busy with the flood of calls. Those who have been able to reach out describe the plight of the victims who are suffering the shortage of food, healthcare and proper shelter.