Car wash run offs slowly killing nearby lakes

Degradation of quality of water, as run offs from nearby car washes choke Kengeri lake. Riddhiman Roy Smalltime car washes around Kengeri lake fail to treat the liquid runoff from their washing centres. This run-off seeps into the nearby water bodies, degrading and harming the quality of the lake water. Car washes generally use a […]

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PoP idols float despite government crackdown

Despite four years since the ban on PoP idols, they continue to pollute the city’s lakes. Savyata Mishra Despite repeated notices and imposition of penalty by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Pallike (BBMP) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Plaster of Paris (PoP) Ganesha idols have made their way to people’s homes and the […]

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The mischievous intruders from Turahalli

Monkeys from the Turahalli Forest Reserve are getting into the nearby apartments in search of food and are stealing goods. By Kurian Joe Residents complain that monkeys from the forest reserve enter apartments. Food items and goods are constantly being stolen, causing disturbances to the apartment owners. “Monkeys are a big menace as they take […]

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Parched Kacharakanahalli Lake used as dumping zone

The erstwhile lush-green Kacharakanahalli Lake has become a go-to place for garbage dumping. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) trucks and bins occupy a portion of the lake-bed causing severe stench. Pradnya Desai Bengaluru The 57-acre Kacharakanahalli that belongs to Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is turning into a junk-yard. The source of the garbage is debated. […]

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Kasturi Nagar wrinkles its nose as stink worsens

In clear violation of the BBMP guidelines for waste management, pourakarmikas are not collecting garbage regularly. Ishika Dangayach The pourakarmikas of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) are dumping garbage in a portion of 3rd cross service road in Kasturi Nagar. This has resulted in the place stinking. The BBMP guidelines state that wet waste should be […]

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Gulbarga Colony chokes on storm-water drains

Storm-water drains overflow with sewage and sanitary waste during monsoons near Gulbarga colony, Jayanagar, due to blocked pipelines. Batchu Rushali The accumulated waste in storm water drains of Gulbarga colony has led to water-clogging. Ranjita, a resident of Gulbarga Colony, said “The blocked pipeline is leading to slow outflow of water. During monsoon, the drains […]

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No toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission in City

Bangalore has only 600 toilets for about 84 lakh people. No public toilets are built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in the past four years. Surbhi Shah Four years since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, no funds have been allotted to the construction of public toilets in the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike […]

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BBMP Slaughterhouses Fail to Meet Bengaluru’s Meat Needs

People look to other, not certified sources. Jagriti Parakh Various meat shops across Bengaluru city are illegally selling uncertified meat to customers due to shortage of butchered animals from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)-authorized slaughterhouses. On an average, there is a daily demand for over 8,000 animals in Bengaluru. The combined output of all three […]

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