Sunshine residents get khata; Green Glen road drain work begins

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Purva Sunshine residents get Khata
In 2010, few residents of Purva Sunshine (PSS) decided to submit their Khata applications together. It turned out to be a long journey of 3 years which ended in availing individual khata documents for 66 of them on March 1st 2014. Some key points and achievements:
• This was the ‘The Khata’ certificate, not the temporary B-Khata.
• Constant follow-ups in groups of 8-10 residents and ensuring Kannada speaking residents were actively involved.
• Two press releases were made during initial stages to create awareness and get input from other apartments and experts.
• No bribe, no agents Involved.
• No short-cut approach via MP, MLA, Corporator or any political support. No road-blocking, no dharna, no anti-social act.
• No RTI, no paid legal consultants.
For details on Khata process, please mail to with your property details.

Green Glen Layout road work has begun

After more than 2 years of follow up,  the budget for Sobha Apartments Green Glen Layout road in Bellandur was formally approved with a lot of push from our MLA Arvind Limbavalli and the Mayor of Bangalore Shri BS Sathyanarayana. Bhoomi pooja function was held on 21st February. The drain work has now officially started.

Divyasree Elan’s SWM journey

   Divyasree Elan, an apartment community with 380 households, rolled out its waste segregation program in Feb 2013 in order to reduce the amount of rejects t0 <10%. Following measures were introduced:
   1. 3 way segregation (bio-degradable, recyclable and reject)
   2. In house installation of Organic Waste Converter to process the bio-degradable waste and
   3. Secondary segregation of dry waste to ensure proper recycling.
   Many residents initially resisted closure of garbage chutes and collection mechanism without garbage bags. Colour coded bins with pictorial labels were distributed to collect different kinds of waste. Elan’s facility management played a key role in this program. They helped in procuring bins, helping in organizing the campaign for residents and training the housekeeping staff. Now, out of around 430Kg of waste being generated every day at Elan, around 280 kg is being composted and 120Kgs are recycled. Only the remaining 30-35Kg goes to the landfill. Article – Courtesy Vidya Gomathi.

Couch to 5k Program starts at Kaikondrahalli Lake

The first edition of Kaikondrahalli lake Couch-to-5k running program is targeted towards women, who would like to get started on a healthier lifestyle. It is a 9 week beginners program with coaching given 3 days a week at the lake. Few amateur runners at the lake have volunteered to mentor the students with limited support from professional coaches. Coaching is provided free of cost. The registrations are now closed and the training starts on Saturday, March 15th. The students will target a local 5k race at the end of their program. We wish them great 9 weeks of training together! We thank Rekha Gupta Menon for coordinating this training.

Upcoming Events

Events at Kaikondrahalli Lake

Date: Saturday, 15th March.
Time: 4:30pm
Event 1: For kids 3 to 10 years old.  Amphitheatre – story session and a small game. Anitha Supreeth and Priya Mani will conduct.
Event 2: For kids above age 10. Starting at the gate opposite Kusum Delux, Nature photography tour. Best pictures will be featured on the lake’s facebook page. Conducted by Rashmi Hari and Parvathy Eshwaran

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March 13th 2014


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Shilpi Sahu is a techie, running enthusiast, SWM advocate and an amateur artist, all rolled into one.