With crowds in commercial areas during Dasara, Bengaluru’s COVID count is expected to increase. In Malleswaram, a local group has created a street plan to make 8th Cross COVID-safe, and has sought BBMP’s support for implementation.
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 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.
Residential communities often consider stray cats a menace. But in a Whitefield community, a few cat lovers got together to trap and neuter strays, which ensured the safety of both the cats and the community.
Over the past decade, Bengaluru’s citizen activists were able to push the government to adopt sustainable waste management practices. Though garbage remains an issue in the city, they continue their work with optimism.
Part 1 of this two-part series illustrates that basic human empathy on the part of employers could have prevented the exodus of migrant workers and the humanitarian crisis presently unfolding before our eyes
Bengaluru is swamped in problems ranging from waste management to climate change, but the city also has a unique, active citizenry that tries to solve these problems. In this podcast series, we look at four major issues in the city and how citizen activists have responded.