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Questions on legislative functioning

Governance

The people be damned — no one cares about the delay in the GST or the land acquisition law or the lives of the jobless young — as long my salary as an MP is doubled.

Rampant tree cutting..

Environment

Bangalore loosing its green cover is a constant complaint we all have but most of us have done nothing much about it..however there are some audacious move by agencies who want to keep the 'view' for their expensive billboards unhindered. They go about cutting trees planted on the street in front of the billboards, which tend to block the view if left to grow.

Socialism - the cause of the Greek economic melt-down?

Economy

The following write-up (with emphasis added by me by highlighting where I felt it appropriate) on the subject reached me through a whatsapp group, yesterday, along-with a question as to whether I was the author, knowing me to be talking a similar language all along:

Opening up the market for land

Soon, non-agriculturists whose income is less than Rs 25 lakh per annum will be able to buy farmlands in Karnataka, thanks to the government which is planning to amend the Karnataka Land Reforms Act. The Karnataka Land Reforms Act now does not allow non-agriculturists whose income is more than Rs 2 lakh per annum to buy farm land.

Criss-cross elevated corridor based development, or Namma Railu based development - which would suit Bengaluru better?

Urban Development

The state government's ambitious plan of easing traffic congestion by constructing elevated corridors is all set to come with a huge bill: A massive Rs 18,500 crore! And they plan to pass it on to the users.

Suburban rail dominates rail users' meet

Suburban rail project issue dominated the meeting of Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee of Bengaluru Division on Friday.

The committee members were keen to know the status of the suburban rail project as the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) submitted a detailed project report on the same to the Railways.



by Dr. Radut