Campaigns

The Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor

Background

The Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP) consists of the construction of a 4-lane (convertible to 6) toll, walled expressway, 5 townships and associated link roads, power plant and supporting infrastructure. The project is slated to cost upwards of Rs. 2000 crore (US$400,000,000). The townships are planned to act as population counter-magnets to Bangalore, thus helping to decongest this burgeoning city.

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Barge mounted project - EuroKapital, Germany

ESG was instrumental in lobbying German Parliamentarians during 1997 and forcing the pullout of EuroKapital, a German company that was proposing to locate a barge mounted power plant in the ecologically fragile Mulki-Pavanje estuarine region of Dakshina Kannada.

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Campaign against unethical vaccination

ESG successfully initiated a campaign against the abuse of the Hepatitis B vaccination programme by various commercial groups and multi-national corporations.

ESG successfully initiated a campaign against the abuse of the Hepatitis B vaccination programme by various commercial groups and multi-national corporations. As a result of this campaign, the Health Minister of Karnataka ordered a high level enquiry and has written to the Health Minister of India urging the need for a National Immunisation Policy. The Campaign was supported by leading community health expert, Dr. Shirdi Prasad Tekur, Dr. Prakash Rao of the Drug Action Forum, Community Health Cell, St. John's Medical College Hospital and Sanmathi women's group.

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Citizens Initiative for Tsunami Victims

Appeal to contribute generously and appropriately to aid tsunami victims: Bangalore citizens initiative for tsunami victims

30 December, 2004

 The Hindu, 27 December, 2004

On December 26th 2004, tsunamis induced by a massive earthquake in the Indian ocean hit India among other countries in the South Asian and South-East Asian region.

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Arkavathi

Save Arkavathi, Save Bangalore

8 March, 1999
Background

In commemoration of the 1999 International Day of Action for Rivers, Water and Life of the International Rivers Network, ESG facilitated a citizens campaign against the decision of the Government of Karnataka to allow a massive luxury housing and recreation project of DLF Constructions in the watershed of River Arkavathi, providing about a third of Bangalore's water supply.

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Bangalore Response

ESG is a core member of Bangalore Response, a network of various NGOs and health based organisations in Bangalore responding with disaster relief. During the January 2001 Gujarat Earthquake ESG played a significant role in coordinating and disseminating earthquake relief and rehabilitation information. Details online at: http://www.onlinevolunteers.org.

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High Court of Karnataka takes up cases against privatisation of lakes for final hearing

Decade old case pending for enforcement of Lakshman Rao Committee recommendations revived

Press Release : Bangalore : 11 August 2009

Environment Support Group's PIL (WP 817/08, download the PIL) challenging the leasing out of Hebbal, Agara, Nagawara and Vengaiahanakere tanks to private developers by the Lake Development Authority came up for hearing before a Division bench of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka today.

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