Action to be taken against encroachers of Kaikondarahalli lake buffer zone, sewage and rainwater to be diverted away from Bellandur lake, draft commute policy and new air quality action plan for Bengaluru – read more on what happened in the city over the past week
A 2300-crore real estate project in south Bangalore has encroached 2.6 acres of Rajakaluve, risking flooding, says an IISc report. The promoter, Manipal ETA Infotech Pvt Ltd, doesn’t even exist in the list of registered companies in India.
The central Environmental Ministry watchdog office in Bengaluru is so understaffed that they are signing off compliance reports without even inspecting sites. This is one of many reasons this 72-acre realty project is proceeding despite major violations.
Chunchghatta lake, in southern fringes of the city and home to hundreds of birds is slowly being encroached upon and polluted with garbage and sewage. A Citizen Matters inquiry has resulted in authorities waking up.