BBMP V/S Pourakarmikas: the battle continues

Pourakarmikas are not provided with safety precautionary equipment by BBMP to work during Covid-19. Shilpa, a pourakarmika worker in Bengaluru lost her life to Covid-19 in July 2020. Prasad, Shilpa’s husband said, “It was difficult for us to find a bed when she tested positive for Covid-19. Due to her delayed treatment, she lost her […]

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“Schools on wheel” yet to hit the roads

BBMP introduces a bridge course for the underprivileged children but the delay in the survey of street kids holds back the initiative. Bangalore: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) introduced a scheme named “School on wheel” which was to start at the end of February. However, even after a month, the initiative has not rolled […]

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Inefficiencies of BBMP to blame for its low ranking

Meddling by politicians and a poor property tax system are other issues Financial, technological and planning inefficiencies are to be blamed for BBMP’s low ranking in the Municipal Performance Index report 2020. BBMP ranks 31st out of 51 municipalities.  According to the Municipal Performance Index report 2020, published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban […]

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Sarakki Encroachments have Changed Shape of Water Body

Bengaluru: The Sarakki lake bed, in south Bengaluru, has been encroached upon in such a way that its southern end has turned into a thin tail where three temples have been built illegally.  The Observer visited ten of the 15 illegally built religious structures on the lake bed. At the southern end, encroachment starts with […]

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