No new year in Bengalurus water starved slums
New Years may come and go, but for Aisha and her lot in Ejipuras slum near Koramangala in south Bangalore, getting water is an ordeal each day. In a world where jobs matter for everything, she had to leave hers…
Just for the poor: a trickle of water, that too contaminated
Bengaluru now gets 1400 million litres of Cauvery water daily, but hardly any of this reaches the poor, though they are ready to pay. Slum dwellers wait for hours for the water to come, or spend hefty amounts to buy it…
Encroachment of Bangalore’s lakes continues unabated
Though many lakes in Bangalore are dying a slow death, nothing much has been done concretely to stop the mindless encroachment. Kadugodi lake is the latest on the list.
Bangalore’s water crisis averted, temporarily
The three-member committee formed by the Chief Minister has finalised plans to bring Hemavathi water to KRS to avert the water crisis in Bangalore, even as the rain blessed Bangalore last evening.
Centre banned commercial borewells in city, state overturned it quietly
The central government’s ground water authority had issued a major order in November 2012, banning digging of commercial borewells. When the baton passed to the state authority this April, everything broke.
Rs 2300 cr realty project near Kmangala on, without BWSSBs knowledge »
At the edge of Koramangala, a massive 72-acre real estate project is on. It includes apartments, an SEZ, office space, hotels and more, all needing 4.5 million litres of water a day.
How BWSSB is hoodwinking the people of Bengaluru »
What the BWSSB is doing is tokenism, piece-meal, ad-hoc and on “pilot” basis, says former top bureaucrat..
It is alright to die without water, but to die without fighting to save it is a shame!
Why Cauvery Stage IV water has reached Bangalore, but not your home
How much of water from the Cauvery Stage IV, Phase II is reaching citizens? Which areas are getting it? If your area is supposed to be covered and you are still not getting water, heres why..
Massive project to fix water leaks underway
BWSSBs project in South Bangalore is surveying water leakage and fixing leaks and water thefts, to reduce the Unaccounted For Water by 40%.
Water tankers rule, no one to question
Water on wheels. But where is it rolling in from? Is it safe to consume that water?
What-er crisis »
Nothing has changed in the last few years.
No Cauvery water, no water problems. But that was then »
Citizen Action Forum has a more sustainable approach.
BBMPs rainwater harvesting works stillborn »
They allocated crores of rupees last year for rainwater harvesting at parks, playgrounds and BBMP buildings. What happened?
Linemen reap benefits of water woes »
Scarcity of water has touched new lows in Whitefield, but how is water supplied to certain communities alone in the locality? asks Sheeja Nair.
Water harvesting pits or just pits? »
BBMP has allocated Rs 30 cr for setting up RWH pits in the city. But faulty design may render much of this useless…
New teeth to stop water theft, tough battle ahead »
With no power to protect lakes, LDA limps »
Goons attack apartment to stop borewell drilling »
A water wishlist »