Fishermen face a job crisis as Bangalore’s polluted lakes persists

Since 2002, about 15000 fishermen have lost their jobs and over 2500 fishermen are struggling to keep their families afloat due to lack of fish food because of the polluted water resources of the lakes in Bangalore. Bangalore: Over 31,000 fishermen sellers and thousands of residents and other traditional fish-based families on the lakes are […]

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Mamata Banerjee asks Modi for funds to restructure Digha and Sundarbans

She proposed two schemes, ₹10,000 crores each, to rectify the damage done to Digha and the Sundarbans. Kolkata: Chief Minister of West Bengal (WB), Mamata Banerjee, held a private meeting with Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi at the Kalaikunda airbase, Kharagpur, WB, to discuss the aftermath of the cyclone Yaas.  The chief minister held a press […]

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Sri Lanka starts cleaning coast after fire on ship

As debris washes ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, the Sri Lankan Marine Environment Protection Authority begins to remove waste from the coast. Bengaluru: The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka has started the process to remove the cargo that washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl […]

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Abandonment and Disposal: A struggle or choice

While industries across the nation find a way to deal with waste and products of ‘no commercial value’ to them, the dairy industry looks out to NGOs and organizations to take care of their non-productive living bi-products. Bangalore: Waking up before the sunrise, cleaning the udder, slowly pulling down the base of teat to squeeze […]

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The Uncovered Reality: Disparity in slums in Bangalore

The Uncovered Reality: Disparity in slums in Bangalore

Slum dwellers residing in non-notified slums still struggle to get the sanitation facility, KSDB fails to provide resources due to lack of funds. Bangalore: As per the survey done by the Karnataka Slum Development Board, there are around 2804 slums in Karnataka. Out of which there are 597 slums in Bangalore. And only 387 are […]

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Hesaraghatta lake: one of the last remaining grasslands of Bengaluru

Once a basin that supplied water to the entire city, now gasps for air as it tries to shelter some of the last of its inhabitants. Harsh Kurup The Hesaraghatta reservoir is about 30 km north-west of Bangalore city and was constructed in 1894. Then the population of Bangalore then, was 1,80,000 and the reservoir […]

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Time to revisit old ways of dealing with monthly woes

Pads are disastrous for the environment, time for cloth to make a comeback.  Bengaluru: ‘That time of the month.’ You’ve just opened your cupboard taken a pad out of a blue packet. A newspaper in the other, you got to the washroom (you know the routine). In the final step, you toss the blood-soaked pad […]

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