Major firms outsource job to small units which release effluents unscientifically
It is feared that closing down polluting electroplating industries may render hundreds of workers jobless.

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will close down around 50 electroplating industries in Peenya industrial area and its surrounding areas alone in another two months. This is being done because of the environmental threat they pose, especially to surrounding residential areas.

Treated water to rejuvenate lakes, slake City's thirst

The Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) of the Indian Institute of Science and Invicus Engineering Company, a Bangalore-based firm, are conducting a study on a pilot project to draw water from Bellandur and Agara lakes to quench the thirst of Bangaloreans.

BBMP yet to constitute Appellate Authority as ordered by court

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) axed 3,000 trees last year and many of them have been reduced to stumps overnight. This, when the civic body did not have the legal backing to do so.