Essays on Bangalore



Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in India. The name Bangalore was derived from the word "Begur" and from a popular story suggests the name from "Bendakaluru" to Bangalore. The present city was designed by Kempe Gowda in 1537, served under Vijayanagar Kings as the in-charge of Yelahanka. The city was renamed as Bengaluru in 2014 on the occasion of 59th Kannada Rajyotsava (1st November).

Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka located on the Deccan plateau in the south - east part of Karnataka. Bangalore is the 5th largest city in India and 3rd most populous city. The city is popularly known as "The Silicon Valley of India" and is the nation's leading IT employer and exporter. Bangalore has always seen a very diverse population, especially since modern times.

It is a multi-cultural city permeating class, religion and language. Even though it is a cosmopolitan city, Bangalore holds on to its traditional features. There are a lot of festivals & events hosted in Bangalore like Karaga, Kadalekaye Parishe, Bangalore Habba, Lalbagh Flower Show and more.

Bangalore is witnessing a tremendous growth in industry, trade and commerce leading to a rapid growth of the city and large scale urbanization. The population of Bangalore city stands at around 9.0 million as per 2011 census records. This growth is due to several factors, such as good infrastructure facilities, availability of abundant technical manpower and skilled labour and sound scientific and industrial base, a salubrious climate, and in recent times due to the coming of age of Information Technology (IT) which, today is the prime driving force, fuelling the growth of Bangalore city. While most of the infrastructure aspects such as energy supply, urban water supply and sewerage system, road, rail and air network, telecommunication systems etc. are reasonably met with in Bangalore.

Bangalore is also a centre of renowned colleges, academic institutions, important central government establishments, scientific and research institutes and organisations such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Numerous public sector heavy industries, technology companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations, such as Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Infosys, and Wipro are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the second-fastest growing major metropolis in India. Bangalore is listed fourth among the top 15 cities contributing to India's overall GDP.

KSCST (Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology) an autonomous S&T organization under Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka has been pro-actively engaging itself to identify locale specific needs / problems in the broad areas of Agriculture, Water, Education, Energy, Ecology and Environment, Habitat, Health, Solid and Electronic waste and Infrastructure.

KSCST had published "Essays on Bangalore" during 1985 on four volumes under the project entitled "Bangalore as an urban eco-system". These volumes were edited by Prof. Vinod Vyasulu and Prof. Amulya Kumar N. Reddy. These essays are providing the history of Bangalore on different issues / sectors. These essays are providing the information to develop a coherent set of policies for urban growth in Karnataka.

Volume - 1 "Essays on Bangalore" contains the article 'Impact of colonialism on the economic structure of Indian cities: Bangalore 1800-1900' by Narendra Pani, Tara Anand and Vinod Vyasulu; 'The industries structure of Bangalore' by Vinod Vyasulu and "Waste recycle industry in Bangalore" by Abdul Aziz.

Volume - 2 "Essays on Bangalore" contains the article 'A study of the climate of Bangalore' by A.Mani; 'Slumming of a metropolis' by H.Ramachandran; 'Mosquito control in Bangalore' by T. Ramachandran Rao and 'A study on corporation of the city of Bangalore' by M.Nageswara Rao.
Volume - 3 "Essays on Bangalore" contains the article 'Transportation in Bangalore' volume 1 by M.S.V.Rao and Volume 2 by N.Murali Mohan; 'Energy sector of the metropolis of Bangalore' part 1 - fire wood and part 2 - charcoal by Amulya Kumar N.Reddy and Sudhakar Reddy.

Volume - 4 "Essays on Bangalore" contains the article 'The food supply system in Bangalore' by Sukumar Muralidharan; 'Supply, distribution and consumption of milk in Bangalore' by Thomas P. Benjamin; 'Elementary education in Bangalore city' by S.Nayana Tara and 'Bangalore city water supply - a study and analysis' by D.K.Suramanian.


Essays on Bangalore - Volume 1

Essays on Bangalore - Volume 2

Essays on Bangalore - Volume 3

Essays on Bangalore - Volume 4








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