Plan sanctions for many projects near lakes and drains were given by the BBMP when there wasn’t enough attention on buffer zones. With the Green court’s push for buffer zone and lack of clarity over time frame from which it is applicable, 1000s of property buyers and owners in Bengaluru are in a quandary.
It’s time for open data on Karnataka assembly to analyse MLA performances. The government needs to digitise the data and put it in the public domain, to trigger informed debates. Else, public discourse will cover flags, religion and communal issues during elections, neglecting performances of elected representatives.