Workshop: 'Environmental and Development Challenges of Bangalore'
A 3 day residential experiential workshop on the "Environmental and Developmental Challenges of Bangalore" was organised by ESG in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Bangalore (South Parade) from 30 July to 1st August, 1999. Participants included media persons, NGOs, CBO and Government representatives and activists. Learning experiences were organised by field exposure to a variety of issues including urban planning, pollution and waste management, traffic management, slum living conditions, environmental health, judicial interventions, energy demands and power sector planning, biological control of urban weed problems, etc. The programme secured the active involvement of experts from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Karnataka State Forest Department, Karnataka State Police Department (Traffic Cell), Biological Control Research Laboratories and Karnataka Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment. A report on the workshop is available.
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