Life Outside the Woods has Turned Oppressive for Iruligas

In the wake of a prolonged protest, only 43 Iruliga families received new homes after they were relocated from Ambigahalli forest. Still, basic facilities remain elusive. With orange-tinted saree and a sky-blue weaved blouse under a pouring bright sun, Boramma sits chewing betel leaves, fingers tracing their paths across the leaves. Two months have passed […]

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Dusty factories leave locals gasping for air

Residents and commuters in the vicinity of cement factories complain of respiratory infections and dust accumulation in their houses.   Bengaluru: Residents of Kumbalgodu who live in close proximity to cement factories bear the brunt of dust emissions and other pollutants. A report by the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy states that cement industries contribute to […]

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Paved Paradise, Put up a Parking Lot

The wide-ranging announcements made by the Finance Minister in this year’s budget emphasized enormously on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is evident in the sectors touched by the budget. The Softcopy examined the implication of the budget on eight SDGs. SDG 03: Good Health and Well-being By Swalpi Bajpai and Anushka Sharma Nirmala Sitharaman […]

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