Cost-intensive conventional sewage treatment plants have often stopped civic agencies from investing in treating effluents entering lakes.

Irregularities have regularly plagued mega construction projects in Bengaluru.

The Bengaluru Urban district administration has identified 79 abandoned quarries, covering an area of 184 acres on the outskirts of the City, to serve as landfills for the piling City garbage which

The Deputy Director of Land Records (DDLR) has seemingly given an “easy passage” to land grabbers near Narasipura lake in Vidyaranyapura in the City by regularising the encroached area.

The BDA formed a layout on Venkataraya lake at Gubbalala near Uttarahalli.

One more water body in the City appears to be disappearing fast, with hunderds of truckloads of soil being dumped into Chunchaghatta lake.

The People’s Campaign for Right to Water (PCRW), a non-government organisation, which noticed the illegal activity, has lodged a complaint with the chief secretary to the State government, commissioners of BBMP and BDA, deputy commissioner of Bangalore Urban district, Bangalore South tahsildar, Lake Development Authority and Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force, but to no avail.

Leachate flowing with rain water contaminates Mavallipura's lifeline

Good rains after two years of drought are always a welcome proposition, but not for the residents of Mavallipura as the showers have only brought miseries to them.

Sarakki water body sees mushrooming of properties

Almost 15 years after the Karnataka Urban Development Department issued a circular to the municipal bodies in the State to frame rules for installing private telecom towers on residential and commercial buildings, the Karnataka Directorate of Municipal Corporations (KDMC) has now suddenly woken up to frame the rules, including on radiation levels emanated from a tower.

The directorate is in the process of framing the draft rules, which will be sent to the Additional Chief Secretary for approval. The State government initiated the process of framing the draft rules following the Centre’s direction to the Urban Development Department.

The 500-yr-old water body was developed by Kempegowda

From a distance, the historic Dorekere may look like a slice right out of Singapore with its brimming pristine water mirroring the skyscrapers surrounding it, thanks to the lake rejuvenation programme of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). But the lake wasn’t so a month ago. Weeds had choked it, despite several measures taken by the civic body. BBMP engineers, however, fear their efforts to give the water body a new lease of life would turn futile as sewage poses a perenial threat.