City lacks planned dumping of animal waste

City suffers from ‘unplanned’ dumping of animal waste. After two years of witnessing the disgusting sight of scattered animal waste by the employees of GiftAbled NGO, the area became clean within a day after they lodged an FIR against Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) staff for dumping animal waste outside their workplace.   By Ritam […]

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The recurring sight of a Nilgiri Tree

Eucalyptus trees still cultivated by farmers for easy money, despite Karnataka High Court ban. February, 25, 2020 By Bibek Baidya. Nilgiri/Eucalyptus trees can still be found growing alongside farms in Yelahanka near the Yelahanka Airforce station. Sideshwara, M, one of the farmers in Yelahanka growing Eucalyptus trees, elucidated the various benefits of growing one. “These […]

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Familiarity breeds contempt – no home for indigenous cattle

The population of indigenous cattle has dropped by 6 percent despite an overall increase in cattle population.  By Pradnya Desai Cattle Census 2019 has recorded an increase in cattle population from 192 Million in 2012 to 192.5 Million in 2019. Karnataka has recorded a 22 percentile rise in the cattle population in this period and […]

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From “Not in my backyard” to “Yes in my back yard”

National Green Tribunal urges for de-centralized management of waste as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) drowns in city produced garbage. By Riddhiman Roy As BBMP runs out of places to dump waste and the waste disposal apocalypse looms large over the city, National Green Tribunal (NGT) singled out de-centralized waste management as the only plausible […]

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Bottle crushers in Bengaluru Railway stations seldom used

Most passengers at Bengaluru Railway stationsare unaware of the Railways initiative of installing plastic bottle crusher machines in the railway stations to reduce the usage of plastic. By Vivek Madhu Passengers at major railway stations in Bengaluru end up littering instead of using bottle crushers leading to insanitary conditions around railway stations. “I didn’t know […]

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Carcass fumes resume at Razack Palya

Residents of Razack Palya are facing major health issues due to illegal burning of animal carcasses at bone-crushing factory. By Ishika Dangayach Bengaluru: Cattle-carcass-incineration at the bone-crushing factory in Razack Palya, near Yelahanka, is posing a threat to the environment and to nearby residents. The illegal incineration process resumed following the closure of the bone-crushing […]

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Bangalore lakes still waiting for revival

BBMP says condition of lakes will be better in the next three years and holds BWSSB responsible for disposal of sewage water in lakes. Shubhangi Mathur Despite the rejuvenation project started by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in 2017, the condition of lakes has not improved in Bangalore. BBMP officials say that the only reason […]

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