Confusion on collecting bio-medical waste puts MCD workers at risk

Home isolation patients complain that the MCD has not been collecting the waste regularly, while MCD workers have been using minimal protection on their rounds. New Delhi: After all three members of Sandeep’s family tested positive for Covid-19, they did not know they would have to take care of the piling garbage at their home […]

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Council stops collecting garbage due to lack of dumping space

The existing dumping ground near the Bidadi railway station has been earmarked for the construction of the six-lane Bengaluru-Mysore highway, leaving the Municipal council to find another ground. Bidadi: The Bidadi Municipal Council has run out of space to dump garbage and has stopped collecting it for the past few weeks. Residents have taken to […]

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Killing one bird with two stones

Kannur refuses to become a dumping ground for waste from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). By Jagriti Parakh Residents of Kannur village are opposing the upcoming construction and demolition (C&D) waste processing unit by BBMP, as it will increase health risks by further contaminating its water table. Disposing hazardous by-products in the surroundings will […]

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Bangalore flyovers are the new dumping ground

The underside of the Kasturinagar flyover stinks as waste continues to be dumped on a regular basis.  By Archita Chakraborty                                                                    Bangalore Huge piles of garbage and debrisrots under the Benniganahalli flyover (popularly known as Kasturinagar flyover) causing bad smell and pollution. Residents of Kasturinagar have time and again complained to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) […]

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Coconuts trash quarry, disposal plant lies underutilized

Coconut waste, which is classified as dry waste, continues to find its way in landfills along with other wet waste due to inadequate disposal plants. By Yashasvini Razdan The technology for proper disposal of coconut husks has still not managed to establish its roots in the city, even after five years of the launch of […]

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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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No Man’s Land turned into dumping zone

Garbage around S.J.P. Road is a breeding-ground for mosquitoes, emits foul odour besides being an aesthetic nuisance. By Apoorva G.S The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) contractors are dumping waste on a busy street off S.J.P. road. Residents and businesspeople in the area allege it is affecting their health and their sales. M.R.R. Lane near […]

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Bellahalli Quarry in a bad State Again

The Bellahalli quarry landfill is being dumped with mixed waste, even after the Karnataka High Court’s order to dumped waste separately. The quarry had caught fire on April 11, 2018, according to a report given in the Deccan Chronicle newspaper. When visited the area, the residents who live near the landfill state that there had […]

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