Chamalapura Thermal Power Plant : Powering the State, Disempowering People

1 October, 2007

The State Government of Karnataka proposed to site a 1000 MW coal fired thermal power plant at Chamalapura, H.D.Kote taluk, Mysore district in early 2007 as a BOO model public-private partnership. Right from the beginning, this proposal was met with stiff resistance from project affected people, environmentalists and social action groups.

Celebrating Cauvery

1 January, 1970


Flowing through the Deccan Plateau, the river Cauvery is a link between the cultural past of Southern India and its present. However, the river is endangered by various industrial effluents, sewage pollutants and sand mining on a rampant scale, mainly for the benefit of major urban centers such as Bangalore, as well as by proposed developmental projects like the linking of rivers and dams on the river.

SAY NO TO Bt Brinjal : SAY NO to Release of Genetically Modified Crops in India

Participate in the Public Consultation on Bt Brinjal to be held by Shri. Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (i/c)

6 February, 2010

Saturday, 6th February 2010
At Jnana Jyothi Auditotium, Central College Campus, Palace Road,
Near State Bank of Mysore Circle, Bangalore - 560001
Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Bt Brinjal

Environment Minister’s Decision on Bt Brinjal Welcome, Scientifically Sound, but Sketchy and Legally Weak

Press Release : Bangalore : 10 February 2010

The decision of the Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C), Mr. Jairam Ramesh, to place a moratorium on the clearance accorded by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), to the environmental release of the Bt brinjal variety developed by M/s Mahyco (an Indian seed company with substantial investment from US multinational, Monsanto) is without doubt an historic decision that is a triumph for public opinion and rational decision-making. We acknowledge the unprecedented action of Mr.

Preserving India's Biodiversity

Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's Assurances Will Not Save Species from Extinction ESG petitions Minister to Repeal the 190 Plants Exemption List

Press Release : Bangalore : 17 February 2010

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (i/c) Mr.

Engelhard Highland - Coloring US Dollar Bills

1 January, 1970


Ever wonder where they make the green dyes and pigments for United States currency? Ever heard of Kandandale village in the Dakshin Kannada district of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, India?


Compensation Case Against BESCOM

KERC supports ESG's claim against Power surge

1 January, 1970



CogentTricks Against People’s Rights

1 March, 2000

A case against Mangalore Power Company, a joint venture initiative (till recently) of Cogentrix Inc. of USA and China Light and Power of Hong Kong - For consideration by the: Permanent People’s Tribunal on Global Corporations and Human Wrongs, March 2000, Warwick, UK


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.