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.
In Part 1 of this analysis, the author discussed budget figures for 2020-21, and how resource mobilisation of the BBMP can be bettered. In this concluding part, he dwells on improving the finances of the civic body and suggests how that can translate to efficiency.
Metro travel restricted on account of COVID-19, water quality in 129 houses tested, fresh clearances needed for Peripheral Ring Road project – catch up on news from the city over the past week, in our roundup.
While there is no review or clarity on how much of the 2019 Budget got implemented in the year that went by, Bengaluru got a similar amount of money in the 2020 Budget for programmes that are a continuation of the previous ones.
Corona and cholera cases reported, Bannerghatta National Park’s eco-sensitive zone cut by 100 sq km, court orders removal of hazardous transformers – catch up on news from the city this week, in our roundup.
As more COVID-19 cases were suspected, BBMP held meetings with IT company representatives and mall operators last week to discuss protocols. Catch up on other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup.
Bengaluru’s first road-cum-Metro rail flyover in progress, over 17,000 people screened for coronavirus in Kempegowda International Airport so far – read more on this and other news from the city this week, in our roundup
Around 300 people are now enrolled under Bengaluru police’s Neighbourhood Watch Committee programme. These volunteers accompany the police on night patrols, helping the department deal with staff shortage