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?
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.
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.
State government is planning to soon enact the BBMP Bill for Bengaluru’s governance. But the city’s growing problems cannot be solved with the current governance structure or by merely increasing the number of wards, as envisioned in the Bill.
Bengaluru’s pourakarmikas are suffering from delayed wages and poor work conditions even through COVID. A group of college students are now distributing ration kits and sanitary pads to these workers by raising funds on social media.
Santosh Doddaiah, 25, founded Covidbeds.org when he realised that government’s data on COVID hospital beds was wrong. He and his team have been directing patients to the right hospitals, and are now offering counselling and ambulance services too.