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Body Care Jayanagar

12-year-old girl found charred to death

Though the charred body of Keerthana Putte Gowda initially indicated electrocution, boys in blue now believe it could be suicide. A Class 8 student of St Philomena's Their offences count two cases each in Basavanagudi, Jayanagar and Siddapura police

Garbage crisis worsens as Mandur boils

Garbage crisis worsens as Mandur boils villagers paralysed refuse clearance leading to filth piling up across the City. Posh areas such as Koramangala, Jayanagar, JP Nagar, BTM Layout and Padmanabhanagar, which so far remained untouched by the filth crisis due to special care by the

Project Vruksha: Mapping a green future

Today, the two Singapore Cherry and one Pongamia (Honge) tree have grown to a good height, all thanks to regular watering and care. The loss of a tree was compensated by three in this particular case. This green miracle was possible because of Project Vruksha and the efforts of vruksha rakshaka (tree guardian) Krishna.

There are many such instances of green cover recovery in the three wards of Jayanagar, Byrasandra and Pattabhiram Nagar. Several trees that became victims of rains or high winds, cutting for better visibility, poisoning and infrastructure projects, have been compensated for under Project Vruksha.

The unique voluntary tree mapping project was launched in 2014-15 on an experimental basis in these wards to track and compensate for the loss of trees. And it has been a huge success.

“If the project is replicated by BBMP in all the 198 wards, not only can it address the problem of vanishing tree cover, people and agencies responsible for the loss can also be held accountable,” say green activists.