No wildlife surveys by State

Karnataka has over 31 critically endangered species. However, the Forest Department has done no endangered species’ surveys yet, and only has decadal surveys for overall flora and fauna. Karnataka Forest Department does not conduct any surveys regarding endangered wildlife in the state, as there is no law mandating it. Experts explain that biodiversity is not […]

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Plastic suppliers wait to hear from road builders

The government mandated to mix five to eight percent of plastic waste with bitumen for road construction in 2015. Plastic suppliers for road construction say that they have not been contacted even after the Karnataka State Pollution Board Control (KSPCB) has issued the order for mandatory use of plastic. The Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) […]

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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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Waste Disposal System re-launched at the Tannery Road Slaughterhouse.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has reintroduced the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), an environment friendly system at the Tannery Road Slaughterhouse. Bengaluru, SEPT. 13: The Tannery Road Slaughterhouse now operates with a revamped Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) system. The new system was setup 45 days ago on the premises of the slaughterhouse to help with […]

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Namma Metro: Closed entrances and long queues

The Bangalore Metro has been operating many stations with only one or two open entrances or exits. The Namma Metro has many stations which have one side of the station sealed off. Some of these stations are Kengeri, Krishna Rajendra Market, Srirampura, and Baiyappanahalli. This leaves the commuters with no other option than to stand […]

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Dirty toilets put kids in hospital at risk

In a hospital where children are often admitted for infectious diseases, washrooms are not properly maintained. The washrooms at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH) in Jayanagar stink and are dirty. Patients and their guardians hesitate to use them. A constant stench deters visitors from using the washrooms. One common washroom is shared […]

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