Salary delays worry workers of dry waste centres

No protective gear, place to sleep for them Bengaluru: Adverse working conditions at Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) in JP Nagar have made workers vulnerable to infectious diseases. Delays in payment of salaries and lack of awareness about protective gear have added to their woes.  “The BBMP has not helped us. Everything from masks to […]

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No Free Milk For Agrahara Dasarahalli Slum Dwellers

Government efforts to help urban poor in Bengaluru during the lockdown have gone in vain as the citizens have not received the benefits. Anil Kumar Tiwari April 13, 2020 Bengaluru: Slum-dwellers of Agrahara Dasarahalli are not getting free milk from the authorities despite the Karnataka government’s effort to supply free milk in urban slums. Nizamuddin […]

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Insufficient Fodder for animals in milk dairies

Cattle are feeding on packed foods amidst the Covid-19 crisis. Harshith V April 11, 2020 Due to the Covid-19 crisis, milk dairies in Bengaluru are facing a shortage of fodder to feed cows. They have been forced to feed them with  untraditional feeds like Indi and Busa in excess. About 15,486 dairy farms in major […]

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No safety for the health providers in the city

Doctors feel that the mere deployment of home guards isn’t the solution. Bengaluru, March 05, 2020 By Shivani Mishra Hospitals in the city do not have adequate security measures for their doctors. With a lack of surveillance system, doctors say that they feel unsafe when patients become agitated in the hospital. Bangalore Medical College and […]

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Pet owners mock BBMP plan to ban ‘ferocious’ dogs from flats

Adilin Beatrice C Pet lovers are unhappy over the BBMP’s proposed Pet Dog Licensing Bylaws 2020. They are particularly riled over the proposals to ban “ferocious” breeds like German shepherds, Rottweilers, Dobermans and hounds from apartment buildings, and to limit the number of dogs a resident can have. Apoorva Kulkarni, owner of a five-year-old German […]

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From “Not in my backyard” to “Yes in my back yard”

National Green Tribunal urges for de-centralized management of waste as BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) drowns in city produced garbage. As BBMP runs out of places to dump waste and the waste disposal apocalypse looms large over the city, National Green Tribunal (NGT) singled out de-centralized waste management as the only plausible solution to the […]

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A COLLECTIVE UNDERGROUND CHAOS

            The 2019 IIJNM Investigative Journalism Report           “Metro Mess” by the Watchdogs Team. By Anuradha Sriram, Ayanti Bera, Sahana Sanjeev, Samanth Lanka, Sharathkumar Nair, and Yajush Gupta.                A COLLECTIVE UNDERGROUND CHAOS How the miscommunication and ignorance of urban authorities are deliberately putting millions of lives in danger. Namma […]

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KR Market Meat Sellers: Palike Plan Will rob our Livelihood

But say moving out for a few months is OK. Bengaluru, April 9, 2019: Meat vendors in KR Market are unwilling to shift their stalls ahead of the BBMP’s Smart City project. As a part of the project, KR Market will be renovated and get waste-management and parking facilities. The BBMP has proposed to shift […]

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Social welfare a key focus in city’s new budget

The BBMP announced a budget outlay of 9,322 crores. By Stuti Tripathi and Tushar Goenka The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) declared its annual budget yesterday with solid waste management (SWM) and social welfare schemes getting the biggest allocation. Health and education received the smallest allocation. The SWM department got 11 per cent of the […]

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