Campaigns

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

Background

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?

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Compensation Case Against BESCOM

KERC supports ESG's claim against Power surge

1 January, 1970

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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

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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.

Hasire Usiru

Public Action Report on the Lalbagh Protest

Written by Kanishka Lahiri
26 April, 2009

The citizens' movement opposing the current plans of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) in the Southern Reach continued on Sunday morning at Lalbagh West Gate. Today's protest march from Lalbagh West Gate to 32nd Cross, Nanda Road marked the fifth in a series of protests that was sparked by work conducted by the BMRCL on Apr 13 and 14, when they demolished 500 feet of Lalbagh's perimeter wall and felled several trees inside the historic premises to make way for a station.

"Bangalore's Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura's illegal landfills"

"Bangalore's Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura's illegal landfills"

Press Release : Bangalore : 4 August 2010

The illegal municipal solid waste management landfills at Mavallipura, apart from inflicting extensive damage on the local community, also point to a larger systemic failure in the management of our urban spaces. We may have turned our backs on the grave and urgent problem of waste disposal in our cities, but events that transpired at Mavallipura have demonstrated how far-reaching the consequences are of such irresponsible and unjust disposal of solid waste.

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.