National Green Tribunal constitutes Fact Finding Committee based on ESG's Petitions

Committee to examine ecological and environmental impacts of illegal diversion of 10,000 acres of 'Amrit Mahal Kaval' (grasslands designated as forests) for Defense, Nuclear and Industrial projects in Chitradurga, Karnataka

Press Release : Bangalore : 27 March 2013

Challakere Grasslands Landscape

Workshop on Wise Use, Rehabilitation, Conservation and Protection of Lakes and their Canal Networks in Karnataka

Workshop Invitation

Date: 22 September, 2012
Time: 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm
Venue: SCM House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore

Workshop Date: 22 September 2012


Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom commended ESG's efforts to advance wise use and conservation of lakes in Karnataka

Ostroms said ESG's Lakes Intiative “... is an important step towards securing public commons and could go a long way in extending water and food security to millions who are in critical need of the same”.

Press Release : Bangalore : 9 June 2012
Late Elinor Ostrom Nobel Laureate 2009

Elinor Ostrom


Comply with directions or pay penalty, Ministry of Environment and Forests told by National Green Tribunal (Southern Bench)

Directions issued in petitions filed by Environment Support Group and anr. challenging illegal diversion of Amrit Mahal Kavals to defence, nuclear, industrial, institutional and commercial projects in Challakere

Press Release : Bangalore : 27 September 2013


Hasire Usiru Campaign to Reclaim Bangalore's Commons

Report: Cycle Inclusive Planning Workshop - 31st January, 2009

Written by Ms. Divya Ravindranath
31 January, 2009

On 31st January 2009, a “Cycling Inclusive Planning Workshop” was jointly organized by Bangalore Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA), EMBARQ, Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), City Connect and RideACycle Foundation (RAC-F). The workshop was held between 9:00 AM -5:00 PM at the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation premises, Double Road, Bangalore.

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


Changing Ideas of Rights, Wrongs and Public Interest

(Enquiries into Changing Role of State vis a vis sovereignty, eminent domain, impoverishment and the return of the Contract)

Written by Usha Ramanathan
27 November, 2009

Time: 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

Venue: Ashirwad, St. Marks Road (Behind Kabab Corner), Bangalore

About the speaker

Contested Urban Spaces

Report on ESG Program for University of Washington at Seattle

11 - 19 August, 2009

In collaboration with the University of Washington at Seattle, Environment Support Group (ESG) sponsored a one-week workshop from 11-19 August 2009 on "Contested Urban Spaces" for twenty undergraduate and graduate students. Studying themes of social justice, urbanization, and human rights in Bangalore, the students were exposed to a breadth of environmental issues through presentations, discussions, and field visits facilitated ESG.

What's Happening in Bangalore?

Meeting the challenge of Protecting Lives, Livelihoods, Public spaces and Our Commons

Written by Anjali Vaidya and Anitha Sampath
4 July, 2009