In an unprecedented decision, High Court of Karnataka accepts report of its committee
headed by Justice Mr. N. K. Patil to protect Bangalore's highly polluted and encroached lakes.
Read More (Press Release and Excerpts from the Report)
Complete Report (PDF, 2.3 MB);
18 Annexures (ZIP, 2.0 MB)
ESG's efforts in correcting the irrational development of the Bangalore Metro has received a boost. High Court of Karnataka in an unprecedented ruling on ESG's PIL over the illegal development of the Metro has held that such urban projects must involve public in decision making, thus breathing new life for the comprehensive implementation of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act. Read on...
ESG's analysis reveals that the environmental disaster going on in Mavallipura is due to illegal toxic landfills, that recently resulted in the deaths of a 15 year old boy and an elderly man. Read ESG's press release; Read Dalit Sangharsha Samiti's press release
On the eve of World Biodiversity Day, over a hundred people came together in front of the Karnataka State Forest Department headquarters to protest a proposed regressive amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act. Read more.
A brief study of Street Vendors in the city of Bengaluru; Oct 2010; 7.7MB
In recent times, the city of Bengaluru is witnessing an enormous spatial change along with changes in local culture and society. Streets are being widened and the metro is pushing its way through the city at the cost of lives and livelihoods. Urban poor have been the most affected by such magnanimous projects, without being recognized by the Government most times. This survey report conducted with with support of students of CMR College, Bengaluru, examines the problems faced today by street vendors of Bangalore city.
Jairam Ramesh placed a moratorium on the clearance accorded to Bt Brinjal in February. Read more.
On 30th Nov a protest was held against the Karnataka Govt's plan to make ID Cards mandatory for Cubbon Park and Lalbagh. Read more.
On 27 Nov Usha Ramanathan spoke on "Changing Ideas of Rights, Wrongs and Public Interest" Read more.
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