Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the allowed […]

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Time for Nature to spread its wings

Lakes, trees, and animals are rejoicing reduced human activity across India and flourishing, as factories and automobile pollution comes down drastically due to the lockdown. Yamini Chincholi COVID-19 lockdown across the country has brought clear skies and clean air in heavily polluted cities like Delhi as well as other parts of the country. There is […]

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No effect of lockdown: Vrishabhavathi continues to be dirty and stinky

Entire Bengaluru’s sewage is released into the river, says official of Pollution Control Board By Aman Bhardwaj and Shoby Krishna G Despite the closure of industries that released effluents into it, the Vrishabhavathi remains dirty and smelly. The lockdown seems to have made no major difference to the health of the river. As in pre-lockdown […]

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Sugar Factories: Not So Sweet

Shree Renuka sugar factory releases untreated wastewater directly into the fields of the  Burlatti village. The chemically contaminated water is destroying the crops of the villagers. The groundwater of the village has become unsafe for drinking. Sandeep Razak is a farmer who owns five acres of land. He cultivates sugarcane, maize, and banana. He said, […]

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Compulsory charging point in malls for e-vehicles

The move is considered to be a boost for e-vehicle market in the city. By Anil Tiwari Karnataka government has announced compulsory charging points for e-vehicles at every mall and shopping complex. The move by the government is considered to be a boost to e-vehicle market in the city. In the inauguration event of  ‘e-Mobility […]

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Smoking Contributes To Air Pollution

If you smoke a cigarette in a public place, you add to air pollution, experts say. “Cigarette smoke has toxic elements including carcinogens and globally classified air pollutants like nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde that harm the environment,” Nagappa B, a senior scientific officer at the Karnataka State Pollution […]

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Fewer manpower, more pollution

The lack of manpower at the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) leads to infrequent checks of industries and other polluting activities in the State. Chekkmy Composites Ltd., a glass manufacturer has had its last inspection three months ago. The orange unit should have an inspection at least once in a year. They use harmful chemicals to […]

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