An unbelievable situation for modern, global Bengaluru. While city commissioner claims the landfill firm’s owner has run away, villagers continue to protest dumping of waste. The crisis seems never-ending.
Problems of KCDC don’t seem to end. The processing of mixed garbage accumulated over the years is troubling the residents. MLA is asking the KCDC to shift, but the Commissioner says it is not possible.
BBMP seems to be in full swing on implementing the High Court’s directions on waste segregation – if the press releases by the BBMP are to be believed. The Commissioner has also authorised Assistant Executive Engineers or Assistant Engineers in respective wards to impose penalty.
Real solution to the malnutrition problem lies in incentivizing local production of heavily imported pulses which are today almost four times the price they were about five years ago. The whole food security angle needs to be considered through a lens beyond subsidized rice.
Who are migrating into Bangalore, and why? What is so special in Bangalore that brings them in? What are the problems in the areas they come from? These questions are never asked while drafting budget.
While waste management and rejuvenation of lakes have found space in the budget, announcement of Commuter railways has cheered many. Formation of Ground Water directorate and Indian Institute of Public Health are the other things to look forward to.
Industry is disappointed as there is no large investment in neither power nor infrastructure. Chief Minister has explained the projects which are in execution. We need big ideas, large solutions, massive investment and a big vision.