alarming: Illegal sand mining is rampant in villagers bordering Shidlaghatta and Chikkaballapur taluks.

what's the use? The cycle tracks marked by the Department of Urban Land Transport have turned into parking zones.

Bangalore University’s Department of Environmental Science has claimed that it has developed a “green” method to clean up nearly 90 per cent of all pollutants in the City’s lakes.

Scientists at the department explained that their project, titled the ‘Green and eco-friendly technology for treating waste water entering into wet lands of urban Bangalore,’ aims at resuscitating all polluted lakes and water bodies in the City. They added that their system was superior to the existing method used by the government, which boasts of only 50 per cent efficiency.

The garbage crisis, which the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) claimed to have mitigated in the last 24 hours, is likely to worsen with residents of Mandur deciding on a blockade on Monday.

Agitated by the amount of garbage being dumped at the landfill off Bangalore-Hoskote Road near Begur Cross, residents of the Mandur Gram Panchayat have decided to block the entry of all the BBMP trucks to the dumping yard.

Garbage disposal poses health risks to residents of Tippenahalli

Residents of Tippenahalli near Lakshmipura lake wake up to stench and smoke every morning. The area, located a few kilometres from the Peenya Industrial Area, has been turned into a dump yard by industries, hospitals, research organisations, hotels and marriage halls. The NICE Ring Road between Magadi Road Junction and Jindal, cuts across the place. The lake is one side of the road and Tippenahalli lies on the other side.