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- Bengaluru Buzz: Air pollution dips slightly |Flaws in BBMP’s roadworks … and more
Other news of the week: Climate Action Plan, lapses in BBMP’s roadworks, yes to hijabs in job exams and call for wildlife forensic lab.
- In-depth: What residents of Bengaluru should know about leopard sightings
In an exclusive chat, wildlife biologist Sanjay Gubbi talks about why leopards are straying into the city and the right way to address the issue.
- Declining allocation and underutilisation: BBMP’s budget for non-physical infrastructure over the years
Examining BBMP’s budget trends over the years provides a view of fund allocation across different categories, offering insights into BBMP’s functions.
- Bengaluru Metro is unaffordable for urban poor
A study by researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) found that the urban poor in Bengaluru do not prefer the metro.
- Bengaluru citizens rise up, partner with govt to raise awareness on green crackers for Deepavali
Citizens and enforcing authorities are making a collective effort to celebrate an eco-friendly and green Deepavali by following the Supreme Court’s orders.
- Bengaluru Buzz: 24 TMC Cauvery water | Preparing for heavy rains … and more
Other news of the week: Guidelines for a safer Deepavali, partnerships to strengthen people’s public health and new stamp of Sir C V Raman.
- Legal challenges and the way forward for women in sex work
Legal ambiguity leads to inconsistent law enforcement practices, making sex workers vulnerable. They have to be included in policy decisions.
- Multifaceted empowerment: How a community-based organisation supports women sex workers
Swathi Mahila Sangha is helping marginalised women by providing them with healthcare, financial security, social protection, and legal rights.
- KC Valley Project: Monitoring lapses, data gaps raise doubts over treated water quality
An explainer of the KC Valley project, revealing its perceived success and the reality of untreated water reaching rural Karnataka.
- This clinic in Bengaluru offers free health services to the urban poor
An organisation provides free primary and preventive healthcare to urban poor, using a hub (Anahat Clinic) and spoke (health camps) delivery model.
- Bengaluru Buzz: City tops in deaths from overspeeding | 68th Rajyotsava … and more
Other news of the week: HSRP fixation deadline extended, plan to decongest traffic pushed back, and leopard shot dead after it attacked two officials.
- A citizen’s guide for faster, greener and smarter public transport
A citizen offers suggestions to boost public transport, highlighting the importance of improved coordination and commitment from all stakeholders.
- The good, bad and ugly world of city public transport
A Bengaluru citizen shares a personal account of using public transportation in the city. His experience is peppered with humorous anecdotes.
- BBMP street dog census and ABC programme implementation analysis
The survey estimates that there are 2.79 Lakh (2,79,335 to be precise) dogs on the streets in BBMP’s area, but they are not evenly distributed.
- Bengaluru Buzz: Heavy metals in vegetables unsafe | Mixed reactions to ‘Bengaluru South’… and more
Other news of the week: Constitutional Gombe doll display, 400 files pending KSPCB nod and BMTC drivers at risk of cardiovascular diseases.