Ignorance is Bliss: For un approved, illegal, unauthorised, green belt, DC Converted sites owners and fake katha property owners across the state, are a happy lot, as long as they are Ignorant about the prevailing laws.
There are innumerable layouts formed in Green Belt, Agricultural Zone, amidst Raja Kaluve, Encroaching the lake and on Gomala Land in Bangalore rural and urban districts. The State Government has demarcated the Bannergatta National Park`s Eco Sensitive zones and over 30 villages and the layouts are affected by the order.
It is presumed that there are over 1,00,000 revenue sites, DC Converted sites (both legal and illegal) which are abetting the lakes, raja kaluves, kalu daari and bandi daari.
Even, the BMRDA approved layouts in and around Anekal Taluk, where a large number of lakes are encroached and the sites near the border or the boundary of the lakes are affected by the NGT Order. One such case is in Rajapura Village.
The incomplete projects by DLF, Hiranandani and others in Hulimavu on Begur Road, which has a large chunk of Raja Kaluve and secondary drains, might be badly affected as the project is still under litigation and had not been completed and the plan had been modified/altered/amended. Another builder
s project at seethramayyana kere in Bangalore East might also be affected. A leading builder`s project near kaikondarahally-ambalipura-kasavanahally-lakes will definitely be affected, as the residential complex is just 100 feet from the boundary wall of the lake, which had been enhanced to 250 feet, as it still incomplete and had not obtained OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE.
As per the RERA, any project/building/apartment, which has not obtained the OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE from the competent authority is considered as INCOMPLETE and will be affected by the Act.
ONLINE BBMP PORTAL TO PAY TAXES
The BBMP has made necessary arrangements through its website to pay the property taxes from 04-04-2016 evening or latest by 05-04-2016. The citizens can avail the online facility to pay the taxes for 2016-17 and avail 5% rebate, if paid within 30-04-2016.
Due to inclement weather and harsh summer, the underground water table across the state is depleting very fast and the water storage levels in the reservoirs supplying drinking water to Bangalore does not have enough storage and this might affect the regular water supply.
The apartments depending upon water tankers might have to pay up to Rs.2,000/- to Rs.2,500/- per tanker of raw water this summer. The best part of these apartments are that in one of the high end apartment, the residents demand that their SWIMMING POOL must be filled up with water at whatever may be the cost !!!!!!
There is acute shortage of electricity and the Government is unable to procure enough power and hence, there will be unscheduled power cuts throughout April and May, 2016.
The power supplying companies might increase the power tariff by a minimum of 20 paise per unit from 1st, April, 2016.
Harsh summer, Power and Water shortages in Bangalore and Karnataka in 2016
Karnataka and Bangalore is staring at a critical water shortage and a harsh summer, this as experts feel is worst in 40 years.
The state government has already declared drought in 136 talukas, this in itself considered the worst in 40 years.
Bangalore`s Whitefield, Electronic City, Sarjapur Road, Hebbal surrounding newly developed areas in Bangalore north is badly affected by the dwindling ground water levels. Many bore wells are dry and water tankers are the only hope for the commercial and residential establishments.
6,000 to 7,000 liters of untreated raw water is sold at Rs.300/- per tanker to Rs.900/- a tanker in February, 2016 and due to severe shortage of water, the tariff is on the rise, it might reach Rs.1,500/- a tanker by May, 2016, if there are no rains.
Due to the fire at linganamuki/sharavathi hydro project, the power situation is equally grim.
The entire state is facing a severe drought and shortage of drinking water is of serious concern.
‘MOST UNAWARE THAT EVEN LIVER, LUNGS CAN BE DONATED’
Brain dead persons and many other persons who die accidentally, their family might want to donate organs. it is possible. it is very helpful to the needy.
This will give you a new lease of life with the ability to carry on all activities of daily living.
How to donate organs:
Anyone from a child to an old person can donate an organ. According to the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka (ZCCK) for Transplantation, even if you have had a serious illness in the past, you can become a donor under the right circumstances. A person can pledge their organs directly by approaching the ZCCK office at Nimhans or pledge it online by clicking on
http://zcck.in/DonorCard1.aspx. If a person decides to register it online, then the ZCCK will send the donor card to the address. You can also pledge organs through NGOs.
Following are a few links to NGOs where one can register for organ donation apart from the ZCCK: