Killing one bird with two stones

Kannur refuses to become a dumping ground for waste from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). By Jagriti Parakh Residents of Kannur village are opposing the upcoming construction and demolition (C&D) waste processing unit by BBMP, as it will increase health risks by further contaminating its water table. Disposing hazardous by-products in the surroundings will […]

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Urbanization has sent the sparrows to the gallows

Bangalore has witnessed a decrease in the number of sparrows in the city, in the recent years By Kurian Joe Human lifestyle, environmental degradation, electromagnetic radiation from industries and telecommunication networks have lead to the disappearance of sparrows in the city.Grace, a homemaker who has been staying in city for over 15 years, says, “Bangalore […]

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PRIVATE TOILETS: A DREAM IN SANDUR TALUK.

 Despite India being declared as open defecation free, villagers of Sandur Taluk still continue to defecate openly. Astha Oriel  Around 76 percent of the houses in Sandur Taluk don’t have toilets. As per reports by the Village development department for the state of Karnataka, only 8944 households out of 37578 surveyed houses have toilets in […]

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Bengaluru successfully tackles Diwali menace

Green crackers and effective checks on sale of other crackers has saved the air quality of the city this year By Niket Nishant Bengaluru:Despite initial fears of a shortage, green crackers used in Diwali this year have prevented the quality of air from deteriorating in the city after the festival. Data from the Central Pollution […]

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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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