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.
A recent IISc study finds that allowing vehicles inside Cubbon Park does not help reduce traffic. Instead, a vehicle ban in the park can reduce both emissions and the overall distance motorists travel.
As the BBMP Council’s term ended on Thursday, the state government has appointed an administrator who will now decide on all affairs of the city. Catch up on this and other news from the past week, in our roundup.
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.
COVID rules on travelling in Namma Metro, tool for citizens to assess rooftop solar potential of their homes, government to approach court seeking BBMP election postponement – catch up on news over the week in our roundup.
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.
A recent survey finds that even the bus stations included under the Accessible India campaign are unfriendly towards people with disabilities. Lower fares, better infrastructure and participatory planning can ensure the BMTC is equally accessible to all.
If you are in home quarantine or isolation, the waste from your household should be considered as biomedical waste and disposed of carefully. What are the rules on such disposal? Whom should you hand over the waste to? Here’s an explainer.