Unscheduled power outages short-circuit industrial yield

Even though Karnataka is a power-surplus state, industries in Bengaluru incur losses in production due to power failures. By Jagriti Parakh Frequent unscheduled power outages have adversely affected productivity in Bengaluru’s major industrial areas. Industries struggle with lengthy outages with no information on how long they will last. Data available with Bangalore Electricity Supply Company […]

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Few pvt hospitals under Arogya Karnataka

In emergencies, poor patients end up paying out of their pockets. By Jagriti Parakh With only 39 private hospitals in Bengaluru district empanelled under the Integrated Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka (ABAK) scheme, poor patients, who visit non-empanelled hospitals during emergencies, end up paying out of their pockets. Chetan Kumar, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Suvarna Arogya Suraksha […]

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Govt’s Suvidha pads – cheaper, out of stock

Central government’s decision to nearly give away sanitary pads at Re. 1 is a radical revision, but only if they are available at the Jan Aushadhi Stores. By Jagriti Parakh Right after the central government slashed the price by 60 per cent of the biodegradable sanitary pads, branded Suvidha, nearly 60 per cent Jan Aushadhi […]

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Fake Flowers Steal The Show, Farmers’ Profits

Floriculture farmers face losses, as cheaper alternatives are gradually replacing natural flowers. By Jagriti Parakh Plastic products have dramatically altered commercial floriculture. Large scale use of plastic flowers, especially for decorative purposes in occasions like weddings, has lowered the demand for natural ones, forcing farmers to give up flower farming. Imports of artificial flowers from […]

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BBMP Slaughterhouses Fail to Meet Bengaluru’s Meat Needs

People look to other, not certified sources. Jagriti Parakh Various meat shops across Bengaluru city are illegally selling uncertified meat to customers due to shortage of butchered animals from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)-authorized slaughterhouses. On an average, there is a daily demand for over 8,000 animals in Bengaluru. The combined output of all three […]

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