Bengaluru’s popular temples report meteoric rise in objectionable funds

With funds touching crores, temple authorities have allegedly failed to meet auditors’ demand for compliance for the past three years. Right to Information (RTI) sourced audit reports of some of Bengaluru’s Class-A temples reveal that the amount of funds declared objectionable by auditors have been on a rise for the past three to four years. […]

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Stuck in a loop of problems, MSMEs suffer

Liquidity crunch and lack of access to formal credit hamper the growth of MSMEs in Karnataka The smell of the fumes and whirring sound of machines can be constantly felt as one walks on the streets of Bengaluru’s industrial areas. Lines of buildings across the streets stand tall, housing, big machines, multiple metal bars, aluminium […]

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Biomedical waste: An unseen threat

Unregulated biomedical waste contributes to rising environmental hazards, say experts. Citizens demand biomedical waste management plants be relocated outside municipal borders. Gayatri finds herself in a state of confusion as she notices that the regulation of biomedical waste treatment is being violated at hospitals. “If we want to find out the real truth about biomedical […]

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Waste-to-Energy plant in Bangalore yet to start

A Waste-to-Energy plant that has been in the process of being established from a long time can help Bengaluru to shift to cleaner energy Chandana, the chief engineer for the upcoming Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant in Kannahalli looks around the dim meeting room of the Kannahalli Waste Management Plant, as she explains in technical terms her […]

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Minimum wages have minimum impact on workers

The unskilled workforce is forced to work under inadequate wages with no hope of increments Fayaz Pasha, a worker in an electrical shop located in Bengaluru’s Banashankari, goes to work every day from Monday to Saturday. He works round the clock in a 12-hour shift. He lives with his 3-year-old daughter and a sister, in […]

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of urban farming

Over the years, urban and peri-urban farming in Bangalore and Mumbai has been practiced extensively at the micro level but it fails to reach the macro level. “Welcome home” reads the sign board at Hamsah Organic Farm and Sustainable Living located 25 kilometers (km) from Bangalore city in Dommasandra. Surrounded with farmlands, narrow lanes, etc., […]

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