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Upkeep cost of BBMP's new compactors more than their price 24.3.2016 deccanherald.com
This one is of the strange-but-true deals. The maintenance charges of the 25 compactors that the BBMP rolled out on Wednesday are set to be higher than their actual price, totalling Rs 8.88 crore. After the purchase, Palike entered into an agreement with the supplier firm for its maintenance. In the next five years, the BBMP will spend Rs 9.62 crore for their maintenance. A senior BBMP officer said, "The maintenance does not include fuel charges. The Palike will provide diesel. The rest of the expenditure such as vehicle servicing and salaries of the drivers will be taken care of by the supplier firm." A Palike handout too confirms the deal. It says the BBMP will pay Rs 1.93 crore annually for the maintenance of these vehicles and in five years, the expenses will be Rs 9.62 crore. The handout says that each vehicle costs Rs 35.5 lakh, whereas the maintenance cost for each vehicle is Rs 38.5 lakh. These two put together, each vehicle costs Rs 74 lakh. Justifying the purchase, BBMPCommissioner G Kumar Naik ...
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Karnataka HC orders notice to SEC and BBMP corporator 24.3.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Petitioner has contended that Anandkumar has given a false affidavit during election while praying the court to direct the SEC to consider his representation dated Janaury 30,2016 and hold inquiry against ...
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Two lakh B khatas in Bengaluru, only 37 Akrama Sakrama submissions! 24.3.2016 Citizen Matters

March 22nd was the last date for filing Akrama Sakrama applications. Only 37 applications were filed seeking regularisation of unauthorised buildings in BBMP limits in last one year, though 1500 forms were issued!

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No to plastic - Pollution board officials trawl the city looking for violators 24.3.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Almost two weeks after the government notified its ban on manufacture and sale of certain plastic products, special teams under the Karnataka State pollution Control Board (KSPCB), one of the implementing agencies, on Wednesday conducted inspections to check whether the proscribed material was still in ...
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Plastic Ban Divides KR Market 24.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
Of 400 traders here, 150 support it. The rest say they may lose customers.
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BBMP Adds 25 'Teched up' Compactors to Fleet 24.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
CM inducted 25 new garbage compactors that have the capacity to lift about 10 tonnes of waste.
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'Grease' Won't Save Litterbugs Anymore 24.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
Like the traffic police, health officials will now use mobile phones and Bluetooth-enabled printers. Handbook receipts are banned.
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Palike to buy 200 compactors to collect, transport waste 23.3.2016 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will buy another 200 compactors next year for collection and transport of garbage, the civic agency's commissioner G Kumar Naik has said. He was speaking to reporters after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inducted 25 highly mechanised compactors into the BBMP's fleet at a simple ceremony on Wednesday. The BBMP procured the compactors for Rs 8.88 crore and will pay an additional Rs 1.92 crore to the supplier firm for their maintenance over five years. The total expenditure on these compactors will be Rs 9.62 crore. Naik said the Palike had taken several steps to address the garbage problem and buying the compactors was one of them. The compactors arrest the foul smell of garbage as well as the leachates while transporting them to the processing units. The unique feature of solid waste management in Bengaluru is that the BBMP is going for scientific disposal and has cut its dependence on landfills. "We have minimised our dependence on landfills to a great extent. ...
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Palike chief appoints himself, 197 others as SWM nodal officers 23.3.2016 deccanherald.com
BBMP Commissioner G Kumar Naik has appointed a nodal officer each for the 198 wards in the City, for solid waste management. Also, Naik has designated himself as the nodal officer of Radha Krishna Temple ward in Hebbal Assembly constituency. The other nodal officers will be the IAS and IFS officers in the BBMP, chief engineers and zonal joint commissioners. The nodal officers will report the status of infrastructure, potholes, health and cleanliness in their respective wards. The officers have been asked to visit the areas on a daily basis, speak to the public representatives as well as citizens, get updates on the civic problems faced by them and find quick solutions to them. Special commissioner (welfare) V Rashmi will be the in charge of Subhash Nagar, special commissioner (SWM) Subodh Yadav will be the nodal officer of Sanjay Nagar, special commissioner (planning) Dr J Ravishankar - Bellandur ward, special commissioner (finance) Kumar Pushkar - Attur, additional commissioner (Administration) Hemaji ...
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Households on big plots may have to compost wet waste 23.3.2016 deccanherald.com
Soon, Pourakar-mikas (sanitation workers) may refuse to lift wet waste generated in houses built on big plots as the BBMP is framing rules to make mandatory composting in buildings on sites measuring 2,400 sq ft and above. The rules will also apply to big apartments and every household will have to make arrangements to utilise the compost locally, instead of burdening the Palike's transport vehicles. Speaking to Deccan Herald, BBMP Special Commissioner (SWM) Subodh Yadav said: "The idea is to promote usage of wet waste at the household level and turn them into a good manure." The BBMP would save transportation of at least 800 tonnes to 1,000 tonnes of waste everyday and thereby minimise the expenditure on processing, said Yadav. A majority of houses on such big plots have small gardens where the compost can be utilised to grow plants, trees and even vegetables. A draft will be sent to the commissioner for approval and then to the BBMP Council for its nod. The Palike also intends to train people on how to ...
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Bengaluru Today for March 23 23.3.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Bengaluru Today for March 23
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BBMP fails to remit health cess to state 23.3.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
BBMP fails to remit health cess to state
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KVS is all inclusive, offers 25% Reservation Under RTE 23.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Solid Waste Management is Priority: BBMP Mayor 23.3.2016 newindianexpress.com
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‘Encroachments are a problem’ 23.3.2016 Hindu: News
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials say there are about 842 km of storm-water drains in the city, but more than 340 km are encroached upon.“There are a lot of encroachments and we are ...
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Bengaluru Today for March 23 23.3.2016 Hindu: Karnataka
RELIGION Bruhadaranyaka Upanishat: Discourse by K.G.Subraya Sharma, Vedanta Nilaya, Sakamma Gardens, Basavanagudi, 9 a.m. Srimadbhagavatha: Discourse by Lakshmeesha Tolpadi...
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Ward which banned plastic in Dec reaps benefits now 22.3.2016 deccanherald.com
Byatarayanapura, located off Ballari Road in northern Bengaluru, was one of the first wards to ban the use of plastic. The plastic ban movement was launched here as early as in December 2015, three months before the official ban, and the result is showing. A majority of traders and supermarkets have switched to paper cups and cloth or jute bags. There are fewer dumping yards and black spots in the locality. Local corporator P V Manjunath Babu launched the plastic ban movement with support from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and local residents. There were regular raids on shops that use plastic, along with public awareness programmes. Families Mart supermarket at Coffee Board Layout, Kempapura, gives customers two options: rent a bag from the store or bring cloth/paper bags from home. A small cloth bags is priced at Rs 3. The large ones can be rented for Rs 15, Rs 20 and Rs 30. "Customers can rent large bags and get the full cashback when they return them. Most customers now bring their ...
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Ban hits takeaways as restaurants ask people to bring own box 22.3.2016 deccanherald.com
The blanket ban on plastic is affecting restaurants as their food parcels are coming down. Out of around 10 lakh people who visit restaurants every day in Bengaluru, one lakh have takeaways. Nearly 2,000 hotels are associated with the Bruhat Bengaluru Hoteliers' Association. Seven per cent of them are now asking customers to bring their own boxes for food parcel, according to the association's treasurer, Veerendra Kamath. Restaurants are exhausting their present stock of plastic boxes and bags and are not buying more, as they were doing every week or fortnight earlier. The main reason being that plastic manufacturers and dealers shut up shop immediately after the government notified the ban on March 11, 2016. Some hoteliers say the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has started inspecting hotels and restaurants and penalising them if they use plastic, regardless of whether its thickness is below or above 40 microns. The fine ranges from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. Restaurants are considering using ...
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Citizens found wanting in zeal to end ecological scourge 22.3.2016 deccanherald.com
The ban on plastic in the State is only on paper, it seems. Plastic is still being widely used in markets, shopping malls, prime commercial centres and petty shops across the City. People are not reluctant to buy plastic covers while shopping. Many petty shops are seen handing over items - perishable and non-perishable - in plastic covers of thickness below 40 microns. "There are hardly any shops in my area that rent out cloth bags. In such cases, we are forced to buy groceries in plastic covers. Also, cloth bags are expensive and the poor will not be able to buy them. It will be beneficial if the BBMP takes steps to put up a list of the shops in each ward where containers made of cloth/paper or other alternatives are readily available and also distributes them to citizens," said Sujatha A, a resident of Nagavara. On the other hand, Vaishaka L, a shopper, said that she did not mind paying Rs five for a cloth bag as it is in the interest of the environment and health of humans. Hopcoms too has not yet ...
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Mayor refutes graft charge 22.3.2016 deccanherald.com
The ruling Congress in the BBMP has categorically refuted the charges of the opposition BJP that there were large-scale irregularities in waste disposal. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Mayor B N Manjunatha Reddy and ruling party leader R S Sathyanarayana said the opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy had made it a point to find flaw in every ongoing work. Padmanabha Reddy had stated that the BBMP was making payment through the Detailed Contingent Bills (DC Bills) when there was no contingency involved in garbage business. He had alleged that the Palike was incurring a loss of Rs 36 crore a month due to the payments through DC Bills. Sathyanarayana explained that since 2013, the payments are being made through the DC bills in the absence a stable system. "It is not we (Congress), but the BJP which introduced payment through the DC Bills in 2013. We are continuing it in absence of a stable system," he said. Mayor Manjunatha Reddy said the charges of corruption in solid waste management were ...
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