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Solid waste management needs participation of multiple players

I will not blame the BBMP alone for the current solid waste management (SWM) crisis in Bengaluru. I am not saying it is blameless, but as the stakeholders we should resist trying to make it a scapegoa

Cleaner city by Sunday, says BBMP


Failing to learn from the present garbage crisis set off by its unscientific disposal, the BBMP has now identified two private landfills with a capacity to hold 2,000 metric tonnes of garbage, to cle

Garbage clean-up begins at home

It's ironic that Bengaluru, regarded globally as an IT City, cannot deal with something as basic as garbage and establish scientific landfills that do not threaten people or the environment. It's even

Some basics: Separate wet and dry waste

While contractors are expected to segregate garbage into wet and dry waste before dumping it into scientific landfills, hardly any of them bother to do so. And despite the Supreme Court’s directive on

Eco group warns of legal action

The Environment Support Ground (ESG) which fought alongside the people of Mavallipura and surrounding villagers against the dumping of waste in their midst in July is now demanding that the BBMP enf

Lack of vision by BBMP led to greater mess

Even while the mounting problem of garbage heaps across the City is threatening to break into a health epidemic, the city's apex civic authority is mulling to double the garbage cess from hapless, ang

It’s a waste-ful fight

Starting 9 am on Friday, the residents of Mavallipura will begin a second day of protests to prevent the BBMP contracted private trucks from making another attempt to dump garbage in the open landfill

Garbage stink gets Ashok to act

Five days after the city of Bengaluru stopped clearing its garbage — for the second time in as many weeks — posing a serious health hazard to pedestrians, joggers and school-going children as it attra

Villagers protest garbage dumping

Villagers around a garbage landfill in Dodballapur have stopped garbage trucks from dumping waste in the vicinity of their villages. The villagers have been protesting since Saturday.

The incident o

Blueprint ready for infra projects in Bengaluru

A blueprint has been prepared to give a push to infrastructure projects in the city. Five elevated roads and stretches connecting the neighbouring states beyond the city will be developed to ease traf

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