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how to stop generating too much garbage?

Pollution

We are hearing a lot about garbage management these days..sorting..composting etc are being proposed. However wanted to delve into the generation of wastes itself..

Broadly we have the organic and in-organic waste from any home at this point.

What ails us?

Everything else

IDS put up a link recently about the trust deficit in Indians...more here

Induction Stoves - compelling

There has been lot of discussions on alternate energies here on Praja. However was also looking at alternate methods to cook at home. 

KR Market collateral or mortgage?!

Urban DevelopmentGovernance

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has offerred the KR Market as collateral to the Rs 500-crore loan it ha

Metro PH 2 routes optimal?

From DH today:

Bellanduru is 2,500 years old!!

Was very surprised to read about the history of Bellandur lake in The Hindu the other day..

The little village of Bellanduru, around which the suburb has grown, has a history that dates back 2,500 years. One of the annual reports of the Archaeological Survey of Mysore State talks of ancient Iron Age tombs discovered on the lake bund.

BBMP spent 2500 Cr on Blr roads!!

Infrastructure

Yes, they have spent 2,500 crores on roads in the past three years and they want more!

 

Car Mileage and more!

Private transport

Was at the service centre the other day and was discussing ways to improve mileage of cars. One of the thoughts that came up was with the visits to the petrol pump. My habit is to have less than quarter tank full at any refill point(on my daily commute)..

BBMP does it again!! - Humps on Flyover

Infrastructure

Bangalore has the dubious distinction of some of the worst implementations in infrastruacture..

Curious case of Blr Footpaths

InfrastructurePedestrian Infrastructure

Have been observing footpath related activities..especially around Basavanagudi/Hanumanth nagar area since few years..BBMP does the footpaths over and over again..this happens almost once in two years..initially there was the kuddapa stone(undressed) as the foot path..this was changed to dressed kuddapa..

This was replaced by concrete slabs few years ago

Blr University on the right 'track'

Private transport

Bullet Tankers on Mlr-Blr road..

Private transport

There was opposition to the movement of petroleum products through this (Manglaore - Bangalore) stretch.

BBMP wants fee for on - street parking

“We(BBMP) will be charging a nominal Rs 100 per annum from vehicle owners for parking their vehicles from 10 pm to 8 am. Around 15 lakh 

State Budget Populist? or just full of hot air?

Infrastructure

 BSY has created history of sorts by announcing a budget before the Union one!

Lot of juicy information related to infra for blr! Mono..metro..brts..you name it and its listed!

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