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Garbage: City to go Namakkal way

The state government has decided to adopt the Namakkal model to ensure a permanent solution to the garbage crisis in BBMP limits. The model was suggested by former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa wh

City gets plastic surgery

Is it any wonder that the BBMP is not taken seriously when it fails to not just follow through on its promises, but also on measures intended to save the city’s environment? It was in March last year

Waste segregation must from Oct. 1

Starting October 1, segregate garbage at source or pay penalty, said Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy on Wednesday. Two days after the HC flayed the BBMP for not making segregation at source mandatory, the

Segregate at source, or else...


The state government was seriously considering introducing rules and regulations for penalising those disposing of waste in hazardous and unscientific ways, law and parliamentary affairs and urban de

BBMP workers protest with body

Supporters of Panchalaiah, who died in an accident between garbage trucks on Sunday night, demanded a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family of deceased. They took his body to the BBMP head office

Garbage: BBMP gets act together

Segregation of garbage at source will be made mandatory in the city shortly, said Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy on Thursday. Addressing a press conference Mr Murthy said that the civic body has been facin

BBMP asks hoteliers to set up bio-fuel plants

The BBMP is taking the “green” route to reduce the garbage problem in the city. Palike commissioner Rajneesh Goel has asked hoteliers in the city to serve the food in plates and tumblers made out of b

MG Road Metro station gets boulevard with fountain


The Namma Metro has got a facelift. To give Metro Rail commuters a pleasant view, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has created a beautiful boulevard, adjacent to the MG Road Metro Station. It was

BBMP plans two-pronged plan to tackle garbage

The recent garbage fiasco in the city has forced the BBMP to brainstorm and strategise scientific garbage management and disposal in the city with a touch of Japanese and German technologies to dispos

BBMP lifts load off Bengaluru

The city woke up to a cleaner Bengaluru on Monday morning. Heaps of garbage that were strewn all over the city over the last few weeks were cleared in majority of the areas. On Monday, nearly 12,000 t

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