Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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Manufacturers neglect up-cycling initiative of disposable pouches

Open disposal of soiled sanitary napkins and diapers is a cause for concern as manufacturers fail to provide disposable pouches. Apoorva GS Manufacturers of sanitary napkins and diapers are not providing necessary disposal pouches with their products. They cite stiff competition with cheaper Chinese alternatives as the reason. Koshi Singh, CEO of Ribcon Industries Pvt. […]

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Coconuts trash quarry, disposal plant lies underutilized

Coconut waste, which is classified as dry waste, continues to find its way in landfills along with other wet waste due to inadequate disposal plants. By Yashasvini Razdan The technology for proper disposal of coconut husks has still not managed to establish its roots in the city, even after five years of the launch of […]

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No users of high-tech e-toilets

Lack of maintenance and public awareness adds to the dismal state of e-toilets across Bangalore City. By Shalu Chowrasia Public is avoiding using e-toilets installed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) because of lack of maintenance and proper hygiene. Passers-by prefer open urination over using an e-toilet. Ashish Kumar, a local of KR Puram said […]

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Indiscriminate garbage dumping attracts snakes

Human-snake conflicts are on the rise in Bangalore due to garbage dumping which is attracting rodents and ultimately snakes. By Swati Ekka More snakes have been showing up in the city lately due to indiscriminate dumping of garbage, according to experts. People for Animals (PFA) say that in 2018-19, 457 snakes have been rescued by […]

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BBMP to crack down on biomed waste from homes

Bangalore to soon make biomedical waste segregation at homes a compulsory practice, says Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Solid waste management department to assist biomed waste treatment plants in the city. By Neetu Saini Stepping up to crack down locals who dispose the domestic biomedical waste with the wet and dry wastes, the BBMP Solid […]

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Car wash run offs slowly killing nearby lakes

Degradation of quality of water, as run offs from nearby car washes choke Kengeri lake. Riddhiman Roy Smalltime car washes around Kengeri lake fail to treat the liquid runoff from their washing centres. This run-off seeps into the nearby water bodies, degrading and harming the quality of the lake water. Car washes generally use a […]

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