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.



Save Arkavathi, Save Bangalore

8 March, 1999

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.


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:


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.