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NGT visits Varthur Lake

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) team visited Varthur Lake amid froth and stink this morning and were flabbergasted by the destruction brought about in the lake. They questioned Minor Irrigation (MI) dept officials on the need to build a road within the lake to put in a pipeline for taking treated water to Kolar, at […]

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Whitefield Rising is preparing a Citizens Charter of Demands and will be sharing this with the candidates for the Assembly election for Mahadevapura constituency which comprises 8 wards. Citizen groups from rest of Bengaluru are also doing the same. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/rwas-to-hand-over-charter-of-demands-to-candidates/article23263788.ece

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A PIL pays off

3 years of torture, a PIL pays off as Chief Electoral Officer Karnataka, Mr. Sanjiv Kumar comes to Mahadevpura to investigate why 8800 voter applications were summarily rejected. In an unprecedented move, the CEO after consulting with the Election Commission in Delhi asked the officials at the Ramagondanahalli office to follow rules set by the […]

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Whitefield Rising Eco Santhe

There are a lot of problems in our society that we cannot solve, from poverty to hunger, from child trafficking to illiteracy. However the wonderful Eco Santhe organised by Whitefield Rising showed us that there is still hope to solve these problems at the community level. We as individuals can take action and help our society […]

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Voter’s Journey

Experience and message from Rajput Arpit on his journey in getting his voter id card and why it is important to register and vote! “Hi folks Happy New Year I am going to share a wonderful, one of the BEST experiences of my life journey. It was the month of August when I came to […]

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HC notice to Election Commission over missing names in electoral rolls

Today is a landmark day for Whitefield residents. The High Court has ordered the Karnataka Government, Chief Electoral Officer-Karnataka and Election Commission of India (ECI) in response to a PIL where the petitioners raised several grievances relating to registration of voters  in Mahadevapura assembly constituency. Read more about it in these newspapers. Times of India […]