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Bengaluru’s Tree Doctor : saving the “Garden City” one tree at a time

Urban conservationist Vijay Nishanth, a man who is determined to preserve what is left of the “Garden City”. Commonly referred to as the “tree doctor of Bangalore” he is the founder of Project Vruksha, launched in 2010 to maintain an account of the trees in the city through a digital mapping system. Citizen reporter Swetha R talks to him about his journey.

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Citizen Journalist report: State of Areca nut labourers in Malnad region

Citizen Journalist Shwetha Raju reports:

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Citizen Journalist report: Air pollution levels in Bengaluru at an all time high

Once called India’s garden city, Bengaluru’s air is now becoming significantly toxic.With growing vehicle numbers and resultant congestion , air pollution is a growing concern in this city of approximately 9 million people. Official ambient air quality monitoring has already shown 57% increase in particulate matter in just 4 years (2010-2014) and 23% in one year (2013-14- 2014-15).  In more ...

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Citizen journalist report: Varthur lake faces the brunt of development

The presence of lakes and water bodies in and around urban areas is so very important to maintain a balanced ecosystem especially when these areas are being rapidly developed. But unfortunately, the few lakes that survive this ‘development’ end up facing the brunt of it – most turn into bodies of polluted water. Varthur lake in the outskirts of Bengaluru ...

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