Littering black spots take JP Nagar’s rank down

Fine rates fall by Rs. 28,250 between March and April, 2021 JP Nagar’s ranking for waste management fell by four places between March 2021 and April 2021 according to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) Solid Waste Management Report. In JP Nagar 2nd Phase and 6th Phase, garbage dumps on the street violate littering norms. […]

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BBMP workers get by without safety equipment

The waste management workers said they have not been provided with PPE kits during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Many Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) pourakarmikas and waste segregation workers have said that their supervisors are not providing them with safety and protective equipment such as gloves, sanitizers, masks, protective gear, etc. Rudrappa, 45, […]

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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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