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.
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.
Bengaluru is a hotbed of activism. Citizens react to everything that affects them. It is the duty of the Opposition party to highlight and discuss the issues that matter to people – but what is the Opposition busy with?
From forming a human chain to stop ‘steel flyover’ to Beku-BeDa Santhe a year later, Citizens for Bengaluru has come a long way, learning the ropes of dealing with government. Citizen participation is no longer an aberration but now a norm.