Hasiru Usiru

How to Understand and Comment on the Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 for Bengaluru

An ESG "How to do it?" Workshop initiative

Date: 16 December, 2017
Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis)
Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070

 

How to do it

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'How to do it?' workshops

Deconstructing notions of 'science capital' and 'world class city' in the context of Bangalore and the proposed 'science city' in Challakere

Report of a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society Harvard Kennedy School John F. Kennedy School of Government

Date: 16 March, 2017
Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore
Sheila Jasanoff

 

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BBMP Proposals for Mass Felling of Trees Illegal, in Contempt of Court

BBMP Tree Officer Notice calling for Public Comments has to be withdrawn

Press Release : Bangalore : 10 February 2017
Jayamahal Road Tree line

Jayamahal Tree Felling Illegal, in Contempt of Court

The same law applies to Steel Flyover and other Infrastructure projects as well

 

Jayamahal Road Treeline

Karnataka High Court dismisses PIL demanding planned improvement of roads in Bangalore

Eight year old PIL seeking to protect lakhs of trees and rights of thousands of urban residents, dismissed in minutes

Press Release : Bangalore : 8 June 2015

The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka constituted by Acting Chief Justice Mr. Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Mr. Ram Mohan Reddy dismissed today W.P.

Conservation of Lakes and Water Bodies across Karnataka

Organised by Environment Support Group in Collaboration with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology

Date: 24 January, 2015
Venue: Various Locations in Karnataka

 

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Environment Support Group

Bangalore's own Green Ambassador reminds us of what it took to make Bangalore the greenest city in the 1980s

Even as BBMP and the Government dither on complying with High Court directions to involve citizenry in re-greening efforts

Press Release : Bangalore : 1 December 2014
S. G. Neginhal

In "Green lessons from the past"  (published in Deccan Herald, Dec 02, 2014), S. G. Neginhal reveals how extensively and sensitively the Karnataka Forest Department worked to protect the fast depleting greenery of Bangalore during the 1980s.  The article is written by the very man who creatively led the Forest Department's efforts in re-greening Bangalore arduously marshalling popular support and extensive political and administrative endorsement.

BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY POSTPONES PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWING CALL FOR ACTION TO TELL THE AUTHORITY IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THEM TO PLAN OUR CITY

CALL FOR PUBLIC ACTION

Press Release : Bangalore : 12 November 2014

UPDATE: BDA has postponed the Public Hearing on the Revised Master Plan - 2013, without citing any reason, whatsoever.


Access the Complete Report of the High Level Committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change to fundamentally review various Environmental Laws of India

Leaked report yet to be released by the Government of India

Press Release : Bangalore : 1 December 2014

Leaked Report of the TSR Subramanian headed High Level Committee indicates fundamental, and regressive, changes to Environmental, Forest Protection and Forest Rights Laws of India in the offing 

01 December 2014

 

An Urgent Appeal to Help Verify Claims of BBMP about Tree Planting in Bangalore City

Requesting Bangaloreans to count trees planted by BBMP since 2007

Press Release : Bangalore : 22 April 2014