Dawn to Dusk – Blackspot elimination!

On an average, there are 50-60 blackspots per ward in Bangalore. This means, we easily have 10,000+ blackspots across the city! On an average, less than 40% Bangaloreans hand over garbage; the rest simply litter on the streets, lakes or vacant sites. Wards such as Konanakunte (no. 195) has over 100 blackspots, Dasarahalli (no. 15) has…

Gangs of Nagapura – the Untold Garbage Story

  A recent article in The Deccan Herald stated “A member of expert committee submitted to the court that waste segregation at source could not be successfully implemented due to existing nexus between contractors and BBMP officials.” Bhaskar and I decided to get first hand information about this, from ground zero. This took us to…

Waste Characterization Study- Bangalore, 2014

  In Jan 2014, during a meeting with the Honorable Mayor and the BBMP Chief Engineer to discuss the possible end disposal solutions for Bangalore’s waste, we were told that the last Waste Characterization study done by BBMP was in the year 2008. A need to do a Waste Characterization study in 2014 was expressed,…

30 questions about DWCCs

Bhaskar and I did a survey and study of 32 DWCCs in Bangalore in November 2013. From the survey, the following questions emerge for which we do not have proper answers. We have come to know that at the conceptual stage around 30 crore was planned for DWCCs, of which around 18 crore has already…

Waste Management in a Gram Panchayat

Dec 31, 2013 will be remembered as a landmark day in Konappana Agrahara Gram Panchayat. Many things happened there for the very first time. For the first time, all key members of the Gram Panchayat were out on the streets early morning at 7am. For the first time, a push cart and four new drums…