100% garbage segregation still a challenge

BBMP fines only five to ten percent people for not segregating garbage   Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) segregates only 40 percent of total garbage produced in the city even after six years of spreading awareness for segregation of garbage; Experts say that non-segregating waste can have adverse effects such as clogging drainage system and […]

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BBMP to Streamline Waste Processing by December

It plans to build three large modern secondary transfer stations to process the city’s waste. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to upgrade the secondary transfer of waste by introducing new technology in the process. Waste from auto-tippers will now be compacted using machinery and then sent to landfills. Currently, a large part of […]

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First bio-mining exercise in Bengaluru soon

After a delay of five years, the exercise will begin at Mandur landfill. Urban Development Department (UDD) recently approved the proposal of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to biomine the disputed Mandur landfill. This came after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order was passed to biomine all the legacy waste in Bengaluru. “The process will […]

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Manual Scavenging moves to the private sector

BBMP has abolished manual scavengers but they are now being hired by private contractors. Manual scavenging has been banned and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) does not employ scavengers, but private contractors use them to clean septic tanks in the city. S. K. Rajappa, a manual scavenger, from Mahadevapura said, “despite the ban, I […]

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State government announces grants for Peenya’s infrastructure

Small-scale enterprises and industrialists in Peenya Industrial Hub area continue to face problems with infrastructure. The Karnataka Cabinet announced financial allocations for several projects, including Rs. 100 crore for the development of the Peenya Industrial hub, ahead of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike elections. However, industrialists said that it will not be enough. . “The […]

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BBMP waits for notice after SC verdict on MP Local Body election

The Karnataka State Election Commission held an internal meeting regarding the civic body elections and a notice will be issued soon. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike waits for a notice from the State Election Commission to hold the much-awaited BBMP election after the SC verdict. “We haven’t received any notice from the Karnataka State Election […]

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FIRs, Court cases : Fiasco behind a dying lake that still stands

Studies confirm BBMP’s plan to construct a new road violates the lake’s buffer region. Somewhere between Athashri road in Whitefield, a small stone paved road diverts on the right. A  JCB and a tractor stationed in the middle of the road hints of an ongoing road construction. Next to the JCB, small green plants shoot […]

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