Building Environmental Jurisprudence To Reclaim Lakes As Commons For Posterity: Compilation Of ESG Lake Work

Collated here are petitions, affidavits, memos and notes filed by ESG to protect lakes of Karnataka before Karnataka High Court (WP 817/2008 & WP 38401/2014) and Supreme Court of India (Civil Appeal 17166/2013). You will also find here judicial orders, reports and laws that are an outcome of this ongoing effort. This section will be updated frequently.

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A New Chapter In Decentralised Governance Of Lakes Of Karnataka: Principal Bench Of Karnataka High Court directs The State To Constitute District Lake Protection Committees In Environment Support Group V. State Of Karnataka (WP No. 817 Of 2008)

On 15 June 2021, the Principal Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice Abhay Oka pronounced an order that will significantly change lake governance across Karnataka state, in rural and urban areas. This order will now pave the way for truly decentralised governance of lakes as commons, allowing the local public direct access to these Committees. The order was issued in response to an application made by Leo F. Saldanha, Coordinator of Environment Support Group, who sought modifications to the landmark 2012 judgment in ESG’s Lakes PIL Environment Support Group v. State of Karnataka (W.P. No. 817/2008), to strengthen lake governance from the ground up.

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Karnataka High Court Directs Revenue Secretary To Demonstrate Compliance In ESG Lakes PIL

For almost two years now, Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka of the High Court of Karnataka has systematically developed jurisprudence to protect lakes as our commons, and for posterity. This is being achieved by his orders in a PIL filed by Citizens Action Group (CAG) PIL (WP 38401/2014). The jurisprudence reaffirms a schema for protecting and rehabilitating lakes based on their ground up monitoring, and for their rehabilitation through public involvement while ensuring regulatory oversight is transparent and accountable.

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Saving Lakes Using Judicial Orders Issued In ESG PIL’s

Demonstrated using the example of Krishnarajapura Kere On 11th April 2012, a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court issued a final order in a Public Interest Litigation filed by ESG (WP 817/2008) seeking an end to the policy of privatisation of lakes, and for advancing a participatory schema that would assist protection and rehabilitation of lakes (and their canal networks) in Bangalore and across Karnataka. A direct result of this PIL is that the

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An Invitation To Join Survey Of Lakes Of Bangalore As Wetland Ecosystems And Waterfowl Habitats

Principal Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka has directed the State Government to extend assistance for the survey of Lakes of Bangalore as Waterfowl Habitats

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“How To Protect Lakes Using Recent Judicial Directions” & “Presenting The Status Of BBMP Wards: Results From Citizen Led Survey”

Invitation to “How to Protect Lakes using Recent Judicial Directions” and “Presenting the Status of BBMP Wards: Results from Citizen Led Survey”.

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STATE WIDE WORKSHOP ON “Conservation Of Lakes And Water Bodies”

Organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and in association with St. Philomena’s College, Mysore 19 December 2015 ; Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm ; Venue: St.Philomena’s College Auditorim, Bannimantap, Bangalore -Mysore Road, Mysore- 570015 Downloads: KSCST_ESG Mysore Lakes Workshop Invite- English KSCST_ESG Mysore Lakes Workshop Invite- Kannada Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment

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Conservation Of Lakes And Water Bodies Across Karnataka

Organised by Environment Support Group in Collaboration with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology 24 January 2015 ; Venue: Various Locations in Karnataka Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group INVITE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN STATE WIDE WORKSHOPS ON “Conservation of Lakes and Water Bodies” Organised as part of the efforts in Networking for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) – Eco Water Literacy Campaign 2011 (Karnataka) supported by the Department of Science

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Rejuvenating Lakes, Rivers And Wells To Make Bangalore Water Secure

Workshop Invitation 24 April 2013 ; Time: 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM ; Venue: Ashirvaad, St. Mark’s Road Cross, (Behind Kebab Corner), Bangalore Downloads: ESG Workshop Invitation: Rejuvenating Lakes, River and Wells ESG Workshop Poster: Rejuvenating Lakes, River and Wells   This year we are suffering the worst drought in decades. Most dams across the Cauvery are drying up. Will this mean half of Bangalore’s population that gets piped water supply from the river will have

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Workshop On Wise Use, Rehabilitation, Conservation And Protection Of Lakes And Their Canal Networks In Karnataka

Workshop Invitation 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(REGISTRATION CLOSES 20 SEPTEMBER)   Over the past two decades there has been a serious decline in the quality and number of lakes in the Bangalore urban region due to encroachment, pollution and neglect. The same situation exists across the State of Karnataka. This has resulted in

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Karnataka High Court Institutes Decentralised Management And Regulation Of Conservation And Protection Of Karnataka’s Lakes And Canal Networks

Unprecedented decision gives new lease of life to build water and ecological security of Karnataka 31 August 2012 Downloads: ESG Release on Final Order by Karnataka High Court in Lakes Case Final Order of Kar High Court in ESG PIL on Lakes (WP 817/2008), dt. 11 April 2012 How to Use the Judgment to Protect and Conserve Lakes and Raja Kaluves: ESG Publication, 2012 How to Use the Judgment to Protect and Conserve Lakes and

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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”. 9 June 2012 Downloads: Release: Ostrom Commends ESG’s Lakes Conservation Efforts Ostrom’s Letter to the United Nations Commending ESG’s efforts   Days before she passed away, 2009 Nobel laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom in a letter written to the Secretariat

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ESG’s PIL To Protect Lakes, Justice N. K. Patil Report On Lakes Protection, Karnataka Government Orders Constituting Lakes Protection Committees, And Various Reports On Wetlands

27 May 2012 Downloads: ESG Petition in High Court- 817/2008 and Contempt Petition ESG submission to N.K.Patil Committee and one report of Patil Committee Patil Committee report for Preservation of lakes in Karnataka ESG reports and booklets on lakes- 1 ESG reports and booklets on lakes- 2 ESG reports and booklets on lakes- 3 ESG Lakes Case Kar HC and GOK Order Forward Foundation Lakes Case NGT and SC Orders Kar Statutes on Lakes Protection

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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 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. The Division Bench comprising of Justice Shailendra Kumar and Justice Aravind Kumar intently listened to the

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Karnataka High Court Orders In ESG’s PIL Against Lake Privatisation And For Wise Use And Conservation Of Lakes

Downloads: wp-817-2008-orders-160112.doc campaigns,lakes,resources,bangalore,commons,east india hotels,high Court,Justice Khehar,Justice N. K. Patil,Justice Vikramjit Sen,karnataka,lake development authority,lakes,leo saldanha,Oberoi,privatisation,sunil dutt yadav

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