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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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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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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