No Toilets in Bengaluru Households

Almost 3,000 households in Bengaluru do not have toilets Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: A recent survey by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Department of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) reveals that 2,798 households in the city of Bengaluru do not have sanitation facilities. The survey was conducted to enlist the number of households that have […]

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Pending Complaints on the Rise at BESCOM

Over 2,000 complaints per day are unanswered, staff and servers helpless. A Management Information System (MIS) report published online by the officials of the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) states that out of 16,876 calls received on September 24 and 25, only 11,388 complaints were registered, and out of these, only 9115 complaints were […]

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Despite Government’s ban on Carbide, it’s Still Available

Despite being a hazardous chemical, the ripening of fruits is still practiced with calcium carbide by fruit sellers. It is banned in India, as well as in several other countries. “Consumption of fruits which are ripened using calcium carbide is highly dangerous to human body; carbide is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) agent and contains trace elements […]

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Inspection for Solar Rooftop Generation Units Conducted

Units that are capable of producing electricity above 1 MW through rooftop solar panels operating through photovoltaic cells were subjected to inspection According to the notice issued by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), an electricity inspector carried out an overall inspection of all generation units on rooftops that produce solar energy in Bangalore. […]

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Bellahalli Quarry in a bad State Again

The Bellahalli quarry landfill is being dumped with mixed waste, even after the Karnataka High Court’s order to dumped waste separately. The quarry had caught fire on April 11, 2018, according to a report given in the Deccan Chronicle newspaper. When visited the area, the residents who live near the landfill state that there had […]

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