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Mayor Inaugurates Auditorium Named After Him, Draws Flak 20.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
Mayor B S Sathyanarayana on Thursday inaugurated the ‘Katte Sathya Sabhangana’, an auditorium on the BBMP premises, named after him.
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Much of BBMP's 'poverty' has to do with property tax flaws 20.6.2014 deccanherald.com
Though property tax is the major source of revenue for the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the civic body has done precious little to augment it over the years. Consider this: General verification of properties was last done in 1977 and property tax rates have not been revised for the last 13 years. As per information obtained from BBMP, hardly any verification of residential properties and their tax declaration has been done for many decades. Verification of some commercial properties are being done every year randomly, mainly for fulfilling the formality. Moreover, there is no procedure laid down for conducting the verification exercise. This has given room for local tax officials like inspectors and assistant revenue officers to use this provision to their advantage. Currently, BBMP has identified 16,19,371 properties, including 3.98 lakh non-residential ones. Of this, 15,78,650 are in the tax net. Property tax forms close to 80 per cent of BBMP's revenue. The BBMP collected Rs 1,323.18 ...
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Corporates to help build infrastructure 20.6.2014 deccanherald.com
Many corporate houses will pledge to lend helping hand to the BBMP in building basic infrastructure as the chief minister hands over agreement copies to them on June 24 at Freedom Park under Palikes initiative Namma Bangalore- Nanna Koduge (My contribution to our Bangalore).

The Palike has entered into MoUs with as many as 240 corporate houses who would help develop lakes, playgrounds, parks, gardens and the BBMP schools on Public Private Partnership.

The Mayor recalled how the Palike had faced strong criticism in the past when one of its schools was handed over to a private firm. But the outcome of the decision was quite encouraging as the children studying in the school excelled in various fields including education. He said two public sector banks have come forward to adopt two lakes in the City and a school under the scheme.
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Palike gets cracking on dumping of garbage 20.6.2014 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)has started cracking down on hoteliers for dumping garbage at public places. It has also launched a drive against polythene bags below 40 microns. In the last fortnight, the officials have penalised many people for throwing filth on the road and footpaths. On June 10, the Palike imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 and Rs 1,000 on Smart Retail Private Limited and Vaman Gupta at Padmanabha Nagar. On June 16, the Palike imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 on V Chandrashekhar for throwing mixed waste and debris on footpath on Ittamadu Main Road. On June 17, polythene bags were seized from a shop and a warehouse belonging to Dimple Bhandari and Sripad and a penalty of Rs 15,000 was imposed on them. Again on Thursday, the Palike officials imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 on Devayani Industrial Textiles and Garment at Gowdanapalya for dumping debris and mixed waste on the footpath. The officials said the drive would be intensified across the City and people found throwing waste on ...
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How OWCs can prevent 90 pc waste from heading to landfills 20.6.2014 deccanherald.com
Despite the BBMP virtually abandoning the Organic Waste Converter (OWC) installed in Jayanagar, a thousand households in the 3rd and 4th Blocks have kept it going for the last two years. Operated by a private individual and maintained by the firm that sold the machine to the Palike, the OWC unit converts wet waste from 130 houses into compost every hour, one tonne every day. Why can't this be replicated across the City? If the firm, Vennar Organics, can maintain 170 such units in IT companies, hotels and apartments across the City generating an estimated 80 tonnes of manure daily, why can't the Palike instal such OWC's in every ward? Fertilising gardens and landscape plants, the manure produced by the 170 OWCs are mostly consumed by the apartments and companies themselves. "The excess manure is bought back from them to be sold to farmers at Rs 3 a kilogram. But I am currently not able to meet even five per cent of the farmers' demand," Narendra Babu, the brains behind Vennar Organics, said. This ...
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A passage through stinking reality 19.6.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) obviously has little regard for the citizens' sensibilities. The pedestrian underpass at Palace Guttahalli Circle, near the BDA office, is a classic example of how irresponsible the civic body is. The underpass is laden with garbage. A heap of rotten wet waste, discarded gunny bags, worn-out mattresses and dry waste lie unattended to here. The stench emanating from the trash is unbearable. People who live and work in the vicinity say that the underpass is barely lit after dusk. There are people who use this underpass as a cover to consume alcohol and smoke after it is dark. In fact, one of the lights inside is broken rendering the place dark. Metrolife interacted with BBMP officials to find out why nothing is being done to keep the underpass clean and safe. The citizens talked about the difficulties they face while passing through this area. This pedestrian underpass was constructed five years ago when the Kempegowda International Airport was ...
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When a citizen contests BBMP Chief's claims in the court 19.6.2014 Citizen Matters

The garbage crisis has become such an important issue that everyone has something to say. How did the court react when a citizen wanted to express her views?

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ದುಬೈ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ರದ್ದುಗೊಳಿಸಿದ ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಮೇಯರ್ 19.6.2014 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಜೂ. 19 : ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕಸದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಬಗೆಹರಿಸಲು ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯೊಂದು ದುಬೈನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಿರುವ ಘಟಕ ವೀಕ್ಷಣೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡು ಬರುವ ಪ್ರವಾಸವನ್ನು ಬೃಹತ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆ ಮೇಯರ್ ಕಟ್ಟೆ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ರದ್ದುಗೊಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಮೇಯರ್ ವಿದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರು, ವಿವಿಧ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳು ಸಹ ವಿರೋಧ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದವು. ಈ ಕುರಿತು ಹೇಳಿಕೆ ನೀಡಿರುವ
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HC to Monitor City’s Garbage Situation on a Weekly Basis 19.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
What interest has the Chief Minister shown in the past one year on the garbage crisis?
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Palike pins hopes on 4 projects to tackle trash mess 19.6.2014 deccanherald.com
The BBMP has claimed that four projects coming up in Bangalore will help dispose of at least 2,200 tonnes of waste every day, which is almost 60 per cent of the total garbage generated in the City. These projects have been given a go-ahead so as to resolve the waste crisis in Mandur, which receives almost 2,500 tonnes of waste per day. *Noble Exchange at Kannahalli on Magadi Road is coming up with a wet waste processing unit on five acres of BBMP land. It has been entrusted with the task of dealing with the waste generated by the Bangalore Hotels' Association. It will have a capacity of 250 tonnes per day. The Palike had signed the agreement on October 10, 2013 and it should have completed its unit by June 2014. Due to protests, the project has not been completed yet. The Palike expects the unit to start soon. * An integrated waste management unit by Essel Infraprojects Limited is coming up at Kannahalli on Magadi Road. It will process 600 tonnes of waste every day on 20 acres of BBMP land. Palike had ...
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What have you done to solve garbage crisis, HC asks govt 19.6.2014 deccanherald.com
Lashing out at the State government, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), garbage contractors and elected representatives interfering in waste disposal process, the High Court on Wednesday asked what action the government has taken to solve the garbage problem in the City and said that the court will monitor the situation on a regular basis. Hearing a petition by Kavitha Shankar and others, the division bench comprising Justice N Kumar and Justice B V Nagarathna said: "The garbage problem is becoming an emergency and might go out of hand. We would like to monitor the situation on a weekly basis." Stating that dumping of garbage outside the City is not a solution to the problem, the court emphasised on the need to educate people about it. The bench directed the Secretary, Urban Development Department, member Secretary, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Managing Director, Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) to be present before the Court during the next hearing. Dry ...
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Technology to alleviate garbage crisis 19.6.2014 Hindu: Cities
IGG to aid the BBMP’s struggle to dispose garbage in city
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Your guide to tree-planting in Bangalore this season 18.6.2014 Citizen Matters

You are enthusiastic to plant trees in your neighbourhood, but don't know how to do it. This is your how-to-do guide.

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Only Nature Can Solve Garbage Mess at Mandur and Mavallipura: Experts 18.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
There is no quick fix to clear the 40 lakh tonnes of waste accumulated at Mandur and Mavallipura, say experts.
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Notice to Karnataka Government Over BBMP Scam 18.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
The High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the State government in connection with a petition seeking directions to hand over the investigations into the muti-crore scam and irregularities in the BBMP in construction of a rain water harvesting project, to CBI.
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Dumping in Mandur to Stop by December 1 18.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
No garbage truck from Bangalore will enter Mandur after December 1. This decision was announced on Tuesday after a meeting at Vikasa Soudha chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
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Illegal Hoardings Rampant, Say Councillors 18.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
Councillors demanded the suspension of two senior officials, who, according to them, are responsible for illegal hoardings
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'People Don't Allow us to Set up Processing Units' 18.6.2014 newindianexpress.com
BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana on Tuesday admitted that people do not allow the Palike to set up processing units in their backyard.
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39,935 unauthorised water connections 18.6.2014 deccanherald.com
The vigilance squad of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) identified 39,935 unauthorised water connections in newly added BBMP areas that receive water from Cauvery IV stage II phase.

The BWSSB has disconnected around 20 per cent of the connections and is holding negotiations with at least 100 consumers a day, asking them to get their connections regularised.

Commissioned in October 2012, the Cauvery water project supplied water to the new areas and many unauthorised connections mushroomed.

But the BWSSB regularised 1,13,103 connections as of June this year.

The squads found 25,000 unauthorise connections in East division, 10,000 in North, 3,500 in North-West, 3,500 from South, 685 from South-East, 750 from West division. Around 1,837 connections were regularised during the inspection.
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Discussion on BBMP bifurcation deferred 18.6.2014 deccanherald.com
The BBMP Council has deferred the discussion on the bifurcation of the civic agency till its next meeting. Mayor B S Satyanarayana cited an important meeting on solid waste management with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as the reason for deferring the discussion on the subject. Ahead of the council meeting, the Bangalore Nirmapaka Kempegowda Kendra Samithi held a protest outside the BBMP office against the bifurcation. The group said that bifurcating a historic city like Bangalore could not be a solution to the problem. The general secretary of the Samithi alleged that problems arose in the absence of a sincere and honest administration. Transport and District In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy had written a letter to the Chief Minister on the bifurcation of the BBMP. He had given examples of Mumbai, Kolkata and London that have more than one municipal bodies to cater to the growing needs of the respective cities. Detailed discussion He said he had a detailed discussion with the former chief secretary A ...
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