Many issues came into light in the event, such as the need to coordinate activities between the Forest Department and the BBMP, need for prudence in planning and the role of citizen activism, in greening Bengaluru.
Widening the road near Varthur lake is a necessity for Whitefield area, so is rejuvenating the Varthur lake. The hunger strike for the road and notices of lake protection agency on illegality in the lake – both have gone futile.
Aquifers in Bengaluru are over-exploited. Experts feel it is just a matter of time for parts of Bengaluru to be forced into a Capetown-like situation. World Resource Institute calls for a paradigm shift, from linear, centralised model to circular decentralised model of water supply.
The recent case where BESCOM sought to penalise an apartment complex for paying domestic tariff charges despite use of STPs and fire hydrants has finally been resolved. Here’s all that you should know about the controversy and its resolution, so that you are not wrongly charged in future.
Bengaluru is once again toying with the idea of introducing pod taxis. But it is at best a fast mode of personal rapid transit, with limited and low carrying capacity. Neither will it provide last mile connectivity. Do we have better alternatives? Ashish Verma explains.
Do you know what the two main modes of urban public transport are? Or how Right of Way (ROW) operates in these systems? Professor Ashish Verma of IISc explains these in the Bengaluru context to highlight potential efficient solutions to the city’s traffic woes.
Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) has been designated as the state nodal agency for Climate Change in Karnataka to provide technical support in conducting research, training and capacity building in climate change programs.