Nutrition support for neonates

Paediatricians say newborns can be taken better care of by proper nutrition support. By Shalu Chowrasia Paediatric Nutritionist, Ms Priya Karkera said, “Nutrition support and planning in neo-natal surgeries are required.” Data from the Health Department shows that North Karnataka districts, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Davangere, and Raichur were the top five districts with high infant […]

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Transformers menace city footpaths

Transformers that jut out on to the footpaths pose threat to the pedestrians of being electrocuted. By Shalu Chowrasia Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has identified 5,658 hazardous footpath locations where transformers pose a threat to pedestrians of being electrocuted. Of them, about 4,179 have been attended, according to data available with the Safety Section […]

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No physical education for primary school kids

Most of the government schools in Bangalore do not have a physical education teacher;    Students lack encouragement for taking part in sports. Shalu Chowrasia  “No physical education teacher has been appointed in primary schools since the last ten years,” said a member of Karnataka State Physical Education Teachers (KSPET). He said many posts of PE […]

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Production of biofuels not enough

Despite there being 32 biofuel development centres in Karnataka, the state is falling behind the mark in producing biofuel. By Shalu Chowrasia,The state is not producing enough quantity of biofuel, even though there are 32 biofuel units of 100 litres each, Mr. Chikkana, the representation of the Karnataka State Bioenergy Development Board stated (KSBDB). He […]

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Graveyards of the city a matter of grave concern

Waste from Harishchandra Ghat is dumped at Srirampura burial ground. Mourners complain of foul smell, lack of proper waste disposal. By Shalu Chowrasia Unsegregated waste from Harishchandra Ghat has turned Srirampura burial ground into a dumping yard. The path leading to a platform where the people offered prayers was covered with the waste, according to […]

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Derelict compound walls in Sindagi government schools

Several government school compounds in Sindagi taluk, Vijaypura are being misused by the trespassers due to lack of boundary walls. Stray animals and two-wheeler riders cause menace in the lives of the students. By Shalu Chowrasia     Stray cows and pigs roam freely in government school premises due to lack of boundary walls. Unavailability of funds […]

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Swachh toilets still a dream in Sindagi

Public toilets in Sindagi town are unclean and poorly-maintained. People who do not have toilets at their house prefer open defecation instead of using the public toilets. By Shalu Chowrasia Sindagi received its Open-Defecation Free (ODF) tag six months ago but villagers still continue to defecate in the open. There are three public toilets in […]

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Traffic policemen forced to work in shabby kiosks

Traffic police kiosks across Bangalore have leaky roofs and broken facades. Policemen work in them without lights or fans. By Shalu Chowrasia Traffic policemen continue to work in unmaintained kiosks. They are provided with umbrellas and raincoats to continue working when it rains, as the roofs of the kiosks leak. A traffic policeman on Infantry […]

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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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