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Bapu-Bittoo: BCC maintaining potential source of mosquito-borne diseases!

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Bittoo: Bapu.

Bapu: Yes Bittoo.

Bittoo: Today, a resident of P&T Colony in Hanuman Nagar in the city sent me a photo and I am sharing it here. But, can you guess what it represents Bapu?


Bapu: Yes Bittoo. This is some sort of sewage spreading in an unconstrained gutter. This is against what I have been pleading with the people and the Swachhata abhiyan undertaken by the Modi government and the State governments are expected to do its bit.

Bittoo: Yes Bapu, but the Belagavi City Corporation has provided neither proper drainage lines nor gutters for the residents of thus colony for over three decades now.

Bapu: OMG!

Bittoo: At a time when entire world is fighting against epidemic diseases, the BCC seems to be effectively maintaining a potential source of mosquito-borne diseases in this colony Bapu?

Bapu: Hummmmm!

Bittoo: Similar is the fate of several roads and streets in our so called Smart City and second capital of Karnataka Bapu?

Bittoo: But, what did the BCC do with the development funds already collected and the property taxes it is collecting from the residents every year Bapu?

Bapu: I don’t know Bittoo.

Bittoo: One more thing Bapu?

Bapu: Oh! What’s it Bittoo.

Bittoo: I heard some stray dogs strayed into the temporarily high security road served for President’s convoy Bapu. I want to know if the BCC is efficient enough at least to solve the growing menace from stray dogs, pigs and cattle in our city Bapu?

Bapu: I don’t know Bittoo.


This is a citizen-centric new column, wherein the author(Bitto) is an ordinary, politically unaffiliated common man of the city who in his/her inimitable approach takes up various issues with the Bapu’s soul! Apparently, the interaction between them portrays ironies of sorts encountered by the common man and others in the city in a lighter vein. The author’s name will not be disclosed to the readers as he/she represents the common man of the society. This column aims at creating awareness and sensitising cross sections of our city on various issues of public concern only but in a lighter vein without holding any contempt against any institution or individual.

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