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Hoardings, Banners and Visual Pollution...

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For the past 2 months banners such as the ones below have been very conspicuous by their size and nuisance value all over JP Nagar and parts of Jayanagar. I am sure other localities have their equivalents.

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Do we have the rule of law at all?

The report captioned "Whose lake is it any way?" in the Bangalore Mirror made for some amazing reading. Some excerpts are reproduced below (the full text may be accessed here):

Refurbishing the BDA Park @ Ward-58 New Tipp Sandra

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Our MLA Shree Raghu has supported many maintenance works like

Lake-a-thon

31 Jul 2011 07:09
31 Jul 2011 07:09
Asia/Calcutta
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Bangalore has been experiencing an alarming decrease in the number of lakes, down from 937 in 1937 to only 212 lakes in 2010. Historically, these lakes have been the main source of water for citizens.

Bangalore too high on road air pollution?

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Delhi and Ahmedabad have already done it. Chandigarh too I beleive. But going purely by observations (can't find any published information from RTO), 40-50% of autorickshaws still seemed to be on petrol.

Bellandur Lake Bed - Land fill activity in full swing!?

Environment

Massive land fill operation seems to be on in the Bellandur Lake bed area. Marking the exact location on the map below.

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BBMP now in tree nurturing mode

Environment

While doing up the footpaths/ roads, a few years back, the paving/ concreting was done almost choking the tree trunks/ roots, as seen in the pictures below:

Report on CIVIC's public consultation on Municipal SWM

Public Health

The following are the links to the articles on the fresh garbage tender of BBMP and CIVIC's public consultation held on it (check this) which have appeared in "Citizen Matters":

Public Consultation on BBMP's new SWM tender

16 Mar 2011 15:00
Asia/Calcutta
Public Health

CIVIC Bangalore has great pleasure in inviting you to a public consultation on "The new Municipal Solid Waste Management tender of BBMP: Does it have the solution for Bengaluru’s garbage challenge?"
Chief Guests: Mr. Manjunatha Reddy, Chairman, Standing Committee, Health, BBMP
Mr. Satish, Chief Engineer (SWM), BBMP

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