Week 1 Of ESG Imaginaries To Make Cities Work: Waste And Governance

For over two decades, ESG has focussed on the emerging urban environmental and socio-economic challenges and has been working with multiple communities, government agencies, academia, media, etc. The approach has always been about finding viable and inclusive solutions to vexatious problems advocating deeply democratic processes that draw on  intersectoral, interdisciplinary, intersectional experiences, knowledge and histories. Bangalore and other cities today are in a mess as they follow highly centralised governance approaches that drift from existing legal provisions in which the various local publics find no place to imagine their futures as part of a collective imagining of the city’s future.

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Two Waste Management Stories From The Dakshina Kannada District

By: Janani S, The author is an architect and researcher on inclusive urbanism at Environment Support Group. Pachnady was still over 2 kilometres away but the stench of garbage reached us early. In 2019, the Pachnady landfill was in the news due to its slide down during the monsoons engulfing the residences and a temple in the vicinity. The solid waste of the city has polluted the groundwater here beyond repair rendering it unfit for drinking. Many of the farmers and other victims await their full compensation even after two years and their livelihoods witness a standstill as they are unable to cultivate in these degraded lands. In this context, we, researchers from the Environment Support Group, visited the waste management facility of Pachanady, Mangalore to get a better understanding of the prevailing situation.

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Week 2 Webinar Report: Public Health, Sanitation And Waste Management: Is A Decentralized Approach The Way Out?

Public health, sanitation and waste management sectors are intricately linked in not only ensuring all are healthy, but that the toxic impacts of our living are not a burden for future generations. It has been argued time and again that centralised response strategies are resource heavy and cause societal dysfunctionality, and the way forward is to ensure ward-level governance becomes real in every way, especially in securing public health and sanitation for all.

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Week 2: Public Health, Sanitation And Waste Management: Is A Decentralised Approach The Way Out?

One of the first challenges that climate planning throws up is: how to deal with climate change and its impacts? Is decentralisation of governance the most optimal way out? Public health, sanitation and waste management sectors are intricately linked in not only ensuring all are healthy, but that the toxic impacts of our living are not a burden for future generations.

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Karnataka High Court Monitors State Of Solid Waste Management In Bangalore

In July 2012, ‘landfills’ were shut down in Mavallipura, a village 30 kms. north of Bangalore, due to mobilisation by Dalit Sangarsh Samithi and ESG. These ‘landfills’ were essentially village grazing pastures and forest, and here the waste was being dumped, and for over a decade, resulting in a range a healthy and environmental problems. ESG has documented these impacts in two report: Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy, 2010 and Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies, 2018. The closure

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Justice Mr. N. Kumar (Retd.) Calls For Widespread And Persistent Efforts To Resolve Vexatious Municipal Waste Crisis

Says ESG Report “Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies” serves as foundation for furthering reforms undertaken Written by Leo F. Saldanha, Swetha Rao Dhananka, Mallesh K. R., Harsh Vardhan Bhati, Apoorva Patil, Namrata Kabra for Environment Support Group 2 March 2018 Downloads: Release of “Blore’s Toxics Legacy Intensifies” Report Summary of “Bangalore’s Toxics Legacy Intensifies” Report Full Report: “Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies” 4.2 MB A wide range of people from all over Bangalore, representing a range of

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Historic Direction By Karnataka High Court To BBMP To Ensure Ward Committees Prepare Ward Level Solid Waste Management Plan

A fundamental step to securing decentralisation in urban governance 10 November 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release on Karnataka HC 10th Nov 2017 decision on Ward Committees functioning State of Landfills, Waste Processing Sites and Garbage Dumping Grounds in Bangalore: ESG Report filed in Karnataka High Court Kannada v ESG Release SWM Ward Cmt Kar HC Ruling Nov 2017 Unofficial Kannada Translation of 10 Nov HC Order on Ward Cmts In a historic decision by the

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Status Of Law, Policy & Practices Solid Waste Management In Bengaluru

Report of Workshop organised by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in collaboration with Environment Support Group Written by ESG 31 May 2017 Downloads: ESG BBMP Workshop on SWM – Report – 31 May 2017 – English ESG BBMP Workshop on SWM – Report – 31 May 2017 – Kannada Report of Workshop on Status of Law, Policy & Practices Solid Waste Management in Bengaluru Organized by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in collaboration with Environment Support Group

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What Waste? Why Waste?

A Workshop for Youngsters 15 April 2017 ; Time: 8 am to 6 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: What Waste? Why Waste? ESG Workshop Brochure What Waste? Why Waste? A Workshop for Youngsters Saturday, 15th April 2017 8 am to 6 pm @ ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Google Map Link Over a crore people live in Bangalore, use

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MoEF&CC Forced To “Call Off” Its Illegal And Unconstitutional National Public Consultation On Waste Management Rules, 2015 In Bangalore

22 May 2015 Downloads: MoEF Web Notice announcing nation-wide Waste Consultations by CII and FICCI Release MOEF CII Blore Consultation “called off” – Kannada Release MOEF CII Blore Consultation “called off” – English Redacted Copy of CII Invitation sent out for Blore Consultation Mr. Biswanath Sinha, Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) was required by demands from various representatives of civil society organisations to cancel its “Stakeholders Consultation on

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Workshop Invite – Ensuring Water Security, Hygiene, Sanitation And A Waste Free Environment For All

Jointly organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Environment Support Group, Bangalore 30 December 2014 ; Time: 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group, 1575, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Workshop Invite- ESG-KSCST WASH workshop WORKSHOP INVITATION Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Environment Support Group Invite you to a workshop   On Ensuring Water Security, Hygiene, Sanitation and a Waste free Environment

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Participate In Survey Of Municipal Solid Waste Management In Bangalore

5 May 2014 ; Venue: Bangalore   Greetings! In the past two years, many progressive changes have taken place in the way Bangalore manages its waste; changes that have influenced way waste is managed in the rest of Karnataka and even across India. Bangalore is the first city in India where segregation of municipal waste at source has become mandatory. This is a direct outcome of directions issued by the Karnataka High Court responding to

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Ministry Of Environment And Forests Withdraws Controversial Proposal To Modify Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules

Submission made before the Karnataka High Court 13 November 2013 Downloads: ESG Release: MoEF Withdraws controversial Draft MSW Rules 2013 The Additional Solicitor General Mr. Kalyan Basavaraj representing the Indian Environment and Forest Ministry appeared before the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court constituted by Justice Mr. N. Kumar and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna today and submitted that the Ministry has withdrawn its proposal to comprehensively amend the existing Municipal Solid Waste Management

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Karnataka High Court Reins Indian Environment Ministry’s Regressive Reforms On Waste Management

Karnataka High Court directs MoEF, directed to submit Draft MSW Rules 2013 to Karnataka High Court for “scrutiny” before finalisation 29 October 2013 Downloads: ESG Release on Kar High Court restraining MoEF finalising Draft MSW Rules 2013 Kar HC Order directing MoEF to submit Draft Rules 2013 for “scrutiny” before finalisation. In a significant ruling, the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court constituted by Justice Mr. N. Kumar and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna

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Karnataka High Court Orders Status Quo On Ministry Of Environment And Forests’ Proposal To Amend Municipal Solid Waste (Management And Handling) Rules

MoEF to appear before High Court on 24th October to explain why it chose to amend Rules 11 October 2013 Downloads: ESG_Release_Kar_HC_Stay_MoEF_MSW_Rules_2013 ESG Submission to MoEF on Draft MSW Rules 2013 Karnataka HC Order in ESG PIL staying Draft MSW Rules 2013 Memo of MoEF filed in Karnataka High Court defending Draft MSW Rules 2013 A Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka constituted by Justice Mr. N. Kumar and Justice Mrs. B.

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Karnataka High Court Directs Bangalore To Be The First City In India To Segregate Waste At Source

Directs decentralised management of waste to facilitate composting and recyling 24 November 2012 Downloads: ESG Release on Karnataka High Court directions on SWM: 24 Nov 2012 Kar HC Direction of 22 Nov 2012 in SWM PILs ESG PIL SWM Mavallipura HC Kar Nov 2012 ESG Presentation: Progressive solutions to manage waste ESG Strategy for Progressive SWM: October 2012 Karnataka High Court Orders in PILs filed by ESG and ors in SWM case The Principal Bench

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Sign Up To Make Bangalore A Waste-less City

Oppose landfilling ‘waste’ 31 October 2012 Downloads: Make Bangalore a Waste-less City CM’s instructions to BBMP on SWM for Bangalore Sign up to make Bangalore a Waste-less City (Prefer going straight to the Petition? Click here: http://tinyurl.com/chkc9mh) It is a disturbing indicator of the disconnect between people of Bangalore and civic agencies that an article on the prevailing garbage (mis)management in New York Times does more to alert authorities to a crisis, than does protests

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Landfills Aren’t The Solution To Bangalore’s ‘waste’ Problem

Segregation of ‘waste’ at source is the only way forward 17 July 2012 Downloads: ESG_DSS_Statement_Mavallipura_Post-closure_170712 ESG_DSS_Statement_Mavallipura_Post-closure_Kannada_170712 Water_Analysis_Mavallipura_ESG_DMG_150712 CSO Joint Statement on Way out of Bangalore Garbage Mess 230812 CSO Joint Statement on Way out of Bangalore Garbage Mess Kannada 230812 JOINT STATEMENT Segregation of ‘waste’ at source is the only way forward   Bangalore : 23 August 2012 In recent weeks, a wholly needless crisis in managing garbage seems to have been created due to

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2 More Die, Yet Few Care For Mavallipura’s People Dumped By Bangalore’s Waste

1,000 tonnes of waste dumped daily here 30 June 2012 Downloads: ESG Release: Mavallipura people shut down Ramky Landfill Facility 2 more die, yet few care for Mavallipura’s people dumped on by Bangalore’s Waste Muniraju (35 years) died couple of weeks ago in Mavallipura, a village north of Bangalore, due to kidney failure. With no previous family history of prevalence to such chronic diseases, the villagers have accused the Ramky run 40 acres solid waste

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Biomedical Waste

In South Bangalore, biomedical waste was dumped at Anjanapura layout on Anjanapura Main Road connecting with Kanakapura Road on 2nd November 2008. Based on the hospital records and documentation found with the biomedical waste it was concluded that it had been dumped by M/s Apollo Hospital and M/s Wockhardt Hospital, two of the biggest hospitals in the city. The waste consisted of towels soiled with blood, rotting human organs, gloves, sharp objects, syringes, vials, blood

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ESG’s PIL Initiatives Advancing Socially Just & Ecologically Progressive Management Of Solid Waste

ESG has consistently been involved in issues and concerns relating to municipal solid waste management in Bangalore metropolitan area since 1999.  We have also worked in developing the State’s first Solid Waste Management Plan, which was done with support from the Indo-Norwegian Environment Programme for Raichur Municipality in north Karnataka.   We also work with Pourakarmikas, workers who maintain cleanliness of our cities, towns and villages, and with various communities impacted by landfills and waste dumping.

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Integrated Solid Waste Management Project For Raichur City

1 December 2004 Downloads: MS PPT 1.3 MB Overview of Solid Waste Management Project Executed by ESG for Raichur City teaching resources,City Muncipal Corporation,Pourakarmikas,Raichur City,Student Awareness,Women Self Help Groups,solid waste management ,Add new comment

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