Bengaluru was once considered to be a garden city. There were trees on every road, and a lot of them had to be sacrificed to make way for road-widening and flyovers. But gone are the days when people just sat and watched when trees were marked for cutting – the new age activists are doing many things to save the trees – one of them is tree-mapping. By mapping the trees and marking the species, these teams hope to raise awareness as well as collect good data on the trees in Bengaluru. One such team interacts with Akshatha.
Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT’s authority. But what about the conclusion – is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions – those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.
What does it take to travel to all the countries in the world? How about going on a cross-continental expedition in a Tata Nano? And how exciting it is to cycle across the country from Jammu to Kanyakumari? An incredible bunch of travelers from Bengaluru achieved all of these, breaking the barriers – listen to this episode to track their journeys!