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

A brief of a report prepared by Environment Support Group, Bangalore

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.

Why Phase Out Ramky Landfill at Mavallipura

A Press Briefing

Written by Sruthi Subbanna
14 October, 2009

Proper management of solid waste produced by households is one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity today. This is especially true in cities across India, where poor land use planning providing community level solid waste management treatment facilities and poor management practices are creating havoc in local neighbourhoods and at dumpsites. Bangalore city itself generates over 3000 tonnes of solid waste each day, and most this is illegally dumped in the periurban areas of the city.

Urgent Update and Call for Action

Mavallipura Landfill in Yelahanka, Bangalore under seige by villagers

7 October, 2009

Dear Sir or Madam:

Ramky Landfill at Mavallipura must be phased out

Landfill threatens safety of Yelahanka Air Force Base - Villagers demand decontamination of the highly polluted zone and compensation

Press Release : Bangalore : 16 October 2009

toxic pondMavallipura village, in particular its grazing pastures at Survey No. 8, has been used for dumping Bangalore's garbage for several years now.

Bangalore's garbage killing people in Mavallipura

Villagers refuse to cremate young victim's body

Press Release : Bangalore : 23 July 2010

Akshay Kumar, a 15 year old boy, died of dengue this morning at Mavallipura, Yelahanka Hobli, 20 kms north of Bangalore. Akshay's untimely death is the tragic outcome of reckless dumping of hundreds of tonnes of garbage daily by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and M/s Ramky Infrastructure Ltd. at Mavallipura, making it a fertile habitat for mosquitoes and resulting in widespread affliction of local communities with deadly dengue and chikungunya.