Lakes

ESG is Gold winner of "Best Green Water Stewardship" award instituted by International Green Awards, UK

Press Release : Bangalore : 29 November 2011

Environment Support Group is happy to share that it is the recipient of the 2011 Gold Award in the category of "Best Green Water Stewardship" instituted by the International 

Karnataka High Court Committee strongly discourages “commercial” involvement in lake management and rejuvenation

ESG's PIL is basis for this proposal

Press Release : Bangalore : 2 November 2011
Justice N. K. Patil of the Karnataka High Court inspecting Chinnapanahalli Lake

 

PRESS RELEASE : Bangalore : 02 November 2011

Karnataka High Court Committee strongly discourages “commercial” involvement in lake management and rejuvenation

 

Karnataka High Court Report promotes People Centre and Ecologically sensitive Lake Rehabilitation in Bangalore

Landmark initiative of Karnataka High Court stops the destruction and degeneration of lakes of Bangalore Over 400 lakes to be immediately protected and rehabilitated in an ecologically wise and socially just manner spread over 1200 sq. kms. of Bangalore urban region

3 March, 2011


Save Hebbal Lake: Images of the Protest Rally and Candle Lit Vigil

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Agara Lake Protest - June 22nd, 2008

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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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STEM the TIDE

POINT 10: We need to act fast to ensure that lung spaces and lakes of the city are not lost forever

Written by Dipannita Das for The Times of India
13 June, 2008

There were 159 water bodies spread over 2,342 hectares in Greater Bangalore region in 1973. They plunged to 93 over 918 hectares in 2007.

Rapid industralization and urbanization have taken a heavy toll on water bodies in the city limits. It is a fact, that there has been sharp decline of these water bodies, and the major concern lies in its encroachment, privatization, indiscriminate discharge of sewage and industrial effluents dumped on a regular basis.

What is the right model of lake development to restore and protect the remaining water bodies?

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