Cheap Exhaust system leading to more pollution

Usage of cheap exhaust by two-wheelers lead to the production of more noise and smoke. Bengaluru, Aug. 23, 2018: A large number of people riding two-wheeler vehicles are using aftermarket cheap exhaust systems, adding to the increase in both noise and air pollution. As of May 2018, Bangalore ranks second highest in the number of two- […]

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Cauvery Water Better Than Ground Water But Still Highly Contaminated

Insufficient supply of water hard to meet daily needs, increased contamination levels in water at Ankappa reddy layout Bengaluru, Aug. 23, 2018: The supply of water provided twice in a week is not sufficient for meeting daily water needs as reported by the residents of Ankappa Reddy Layout and the excessive contamination turns the water […]

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Hefty safeguard duty could severely spike solar energy prices

A 70 per cent safeguard duty being mulled could reverse last year’s crash in prices. Bangalore, April 9, 2018: Solar energy prices could spike significantly, up to Rs. 3.30 to 3.75 per kilowatt hour, if the proposed safeguard duty of 70 per cent on solar modules—mainly imported from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia—is implemented. While a […]

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Whitefielders to file PIL following BBMP’s nonchalance

The civic body’s negligence over the encroachment of Pattandur Agrahara Lake in Whitefield has led the residents of ECC road to file a PIL by the end of this week. Bangalore, March 15, 2018: In a direct violation of National Green Tribunal’s rules, BBMP has been attempting to build a road that connects Varthur Kodi […]

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No soil health cards, farmers get no support

With one year left in the Soil Health Card scheme, the scheme is far from its cumulative target. Bangalore, 24 January 2018: The inadequacy of soil testing facilities in the country is the main reason for a slow progress in the distribution of Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Lok Sabha Standing Committee Report showed. The […]

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Automated Waste Collection System; Bangalore may not be ready

The Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) might be ideal for GIFT city, Gujarat, but might not be the best plan for Bangalore Bangalore, January 24, 2018: The Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City introduced an Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) for their smart city. But experts disagree on the working of the AWCS in cities […]

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Sagara farmers return machines

They say they can’t use the agricultural implements being provided to them. Farmers in Sagar taluk in Shimoga have been returning agricultural machines such as tillers and reapers to the Agriculture Department. They are not sure if the machines are of any use. The government of Karnataka in association with the agriculture department provided new machines to […]

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