Hasiru Usiru

Hasire Usiru Campaign to Reclaim Bangalore's Commons

Public Action Support an Appeal to Stop, Consult and Redesign Bangalore Metro

1 January, 1970

23 April 2009

Dear Friends,

As India votes for a new Central Government, the city of Bangalore has been demonstrating democracy's true potential by coming out in large numbers protesting the destruction of the world renowned Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Parks by the insensitivity and lack of care for progressive planning by the Bangalore Metro authorities. Pictures of the protests can be accessed online.

Environment Support Group gets United Nations “WATER FOR LIFE” 2012 Best Practices Award

Comprehensive efforts to conserve Bangalore Lakes that bring together Judiciary, Government and wide public considered strategic to building ecological, water and economic security

Press Release : Bangalore : 23 March 2012


Environment Support Group (ESG) has been awarded the 2012 UN-Water "Water for Life" Best Practices Award in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome on 22 March 2012, World Water Day.

Enthusiastic Response to State Wide protests against Regressive Amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act

Forest Department Unlikely to proceed with the amendment

Press Release : Bangalore : 21 May 2010

On the eve of the World Biodiversity Day, over a hundred individuals and representatives of a wide variety of organisations from across Bangalore came together in front of Aranya Bhavan, Hq. Of Karnataka State Forest Department, to protest a proposed regressive amendment to the Karnataka Tree Preservation Act. If passed, the amendment would remove 41 trees from the protection accorded by this law.

Hundreds gather to protest Metro through Lakshman Rao boulevard and Lalbagh

Metro MD states realigning Metro track is a political decision

Press Release : Bangalore : 9 May 2009

Hundreds, including children, women, elderly, and the young, gathered in the early hours of Saturday on Lakshman Rao boulevard to continue protests against the construction of Bangalore Metro through Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Park. The protest organised by Hasiru Usiru coincided with a visit to the Lakshman Rao boulevard by Mr. Sivasailam, IAS, MD of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., which was facilitated by Mr. Vijaykumar, MLA (Jayanagar).

Leo F. Saldanha
Environment Support Group
Sunil Dutt Yadav
Vinay Sreenivasa
Hasiru Usiru

What's Happening in Bangalore?

Meeting the challenge of Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, Public spaces and Our Commons

Written by Anjali Vaidya and Anitha Sampath
4 July, 2009