Ban on PoP will hit hard: Idol makers

The district administration is keen to implement CPCB’s revised guidelines for idol immersion. Indore: Around 100 families of small scale sculptors, who are already suffering losses due to the pandemic, may be forced to live on the streets if the district administration’s plan to completely ban the use of Plaster of Paris (PoP) is enforced […]

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Bottle crushers in Bengaluru Railway stations seldom used

Most passengers at Bengaluru Railway stationsare unaware of the Railways initiative of installing plastic bottle crusher machines in the railway stations to reduce the usage of plastic. By Vivek Madhu Passengers at major railway stations in Bengaluru end up littering instead of using bottle crushers leading to insanitary conditions around railway stations. “I didn’t know […]

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Karnataka falls behind in CAF fund utilisation

With a meagre 2.17 per cent increase in the state’s forest covers, it lags behind in using Rs 1,350 crore allocated by the centre to take up afforestation activities. Savyata Mishra Karnataka has been losing its forest covers gradually over the years. Although a centrally funded Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) provided the state with Rs […]

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It’s raining butterflies in Bangalore

Bengaluru has witnessed an upsurge in the number of migratory butterflies. By Kurian Joe The number of migratory butterflies has gone upto 4000 this year as compared to 1000-2500 in 2018, says  Mr. Lokhna Agri, entomologist at Bannerghatta National Butterfly Park. “The butterflies generally arrive in the early monsoon period. This year we have noticed […]

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Urbanization has sent the sparrows to the gallows

Bangalore has witnessed a decrease in the number of sparrows in the city, in the recent years By Kurian Joe Human lifestyle, environmental degradation, electromagnetic radiation from industries and telecommunication networks have lead to the disappearance of sparrows in the city.Grace, a homemaker who has been staying in city for over 15 years, says, “Bangalore […]

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Bangalore: bicycle enthusiasts but no bicycle lanes

BBMP fails to keep promises of constructing new biking lanes in the cycling enthusiast neighbourhoods of the city. By Yumna Ahmed Lack of bicycle lanes in the city is forcing cycling enthusiasts to ride through traffic or give up cycling altogether. The government is focusing on installing new bicycle hubs called PBS (Public Bicycle System) […]

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Green Village Leans Towards Sustainability

Every house in Satageri has solar power, gas connection, and a compost toilet that makes it a smoke-free village Setting an example of a sustainable environment, the Satageri village, located about 25 km from Karwar district in Karnataka, is a green village. The village until three years ago had to cook on firewood, but now […]

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