Indian Environment and Forest Ministry to consult fishing communities before changing coastal regulations Controversial Draft CMZ Notification to lapse

Press Release : Bangalore : 3 July 2009

In a significant development, Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Indian Minister for Environment and Forests, has confirmed that no change will be undertaken in India's Coastal Regulation Notification without first consulting fishing and other communities along India's coastline. He made this commitment to a delegation of representatives from various fishing communities coordinated by the National Fishworkers Forum and Kerala Swatantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation (Kerala Independent Fishworkers Federation) when they met him in Delhi on 02 July.

Coastal Zone Management and Regulations

3 July, 2009


Why oppose the proposed Coastal Zone Management Notification

Over the past decade, as the world has worked to strengthen environmental regulations and norms, India has worked to dilute them. The process began with the BJP led NDA government at the Centre setting up the Govindarajan Committee on Investment Reforms in the late 1990s which was essentially a bureacrat and technocrat led initiative.


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