Some of the sewage generated in Bengaluru is disposed of efficiently, but the city still uses manual scavengers to handle the rest. How can this stop? How do we find ways to deal with our waste responsibly?
Why do lakes like Sowl Kere and Arekere remain dry even during monsoons? The reasons are often man-made – building over stormwater drains, sewage, excessive borewell digging, etc. But there are solutions too.
GAIL was to supply piped gas to 1.32 lakh households in Bengaluru by 2020, but it’s yet to reach large parts of the city. The focus currently is on setting up the infrastructure network, and not on supply, says the company’s spokesperson.
Slender lorises were commonly spotted in Bengaluru once, but with widespread tree felling, they are now cornered into isolated patches like IISc. Further tree loss is threatening the survival of the small population that remains now.
The eco-group Indian Ploggers Army has been collecting unused smartphones, toys and books, and distributing these to children in need. The initiative has helped many children access online classes even as it ensures sustainable waste management.
The example of Outer Ring Road shows that rapid, unplanned development can defeat the purpose of a ring road. Without land use regulations, the same is likely to happen in the case of the upcoming PRR.
On September 23, a public consultation will be held on the environmental impacts of the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR). What are these impacts? And is the project likely to reduce traffic congestion in the city at all? Here’s an explainer.
Even as Sewage Treatment Plants are being built near two Bengaluru lakes to improve their water quality, the Vrishabhavathi river has turned dark yellow due to pollution. Catch up on this and other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup.
As the state government appoints an administrator to BBMP and indefinitely delays Council elections, how are citizens affected? History shows that the absence of a Council makes BBMP more unaccountable and inaccessible.
BBMP has released Standard Operating Procedures for responding to cases of stray dog killings. Concerned BBMP officials have to support citizens in filing police complaints, coordinating for post-mortem of the dog, etc.
Bengaluru recently revived its Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC), which is supposed to be the local authority for biodiversity conservation. But lack of clarity on their roles and powers have made BMCs largely ineffective across the country.