Despite High Number of Wind Power Available, Coal is Still in Use.

Karnataka emerges as the national leader in wind energy generation, but fails to implement it, allowing coal pollution to increase. Karnataka has a capacity of 46 percent renewable energy (wind and solar) and has the highest number of wind energy installations, but still suffers from pollution and power issues. It is highly dependent on the […]

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Coffee Plantations in Threat

Introduction of silver oak in coffee plantation in Western Ghats may be a threat, predict scientists. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: For many years the coffee planters in Western Ghats near Bengaluru have planted exotic silver oak (Grevillea robusta) whose pole-like trunk is used as a support for the coffee plants, to help boost incomes. People […]

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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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