Category Archives: Challakere Science City/ Amrit Mahal Kavals

DRDO Drone Crash In Challakere Highlights Risks Latent To The “science City” In Chitradurga, Karnataka

A Press Release by Amrit Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Haagu Horata Samithi shared in solidarity by ESG 21 February 2018 At about 0900 hours on the morning of 21st February 2018, a five feet long Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, drone) being tested by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) at its facility in Khudapura and Varavu Kavals in Challakere, Chitradurga, miscued, flew… Read more »

Thursday Talkies To Screen ‘Beerappa’s Angst”

Followed by a talk on the prevailing situation in Challakere by Leo Saldanha 30 November 2017 ; Time: 11 am ; Venue: St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, AV Room, Brigade Road, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to the screening of “Beerappa’s Angst” This film conceptualised by Bhargavi S Rao and Leo Saldanha, problematises the widespread shocking silence over the building of a massive military-industrial-nuclear-complex… Read more »

State Of Environmental Decision-Making In India

A workshop for Practitioners 23 April 2017 ; Time: 8.00 AM ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, #1575, Intermediate Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 (abutting ESG office) Downloads: State_Environmental_Decision_Making_India_Workshop_Invitation_Apr_2017                                         Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives         … Read more »

Deconstructing Notions Of ‘science Capital’ And ‘world Class City’ In The Context Of Bangalore And The Proposed ‘science City’ In Challakere

Report of a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society Harvard Kennedy School John F. Kennedy School of Government 16 March 2017 ; Time: 3 pm to 5.30 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, Bangalore Downloads: Invitation to a conversation with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff @ ESG Report of… Read more »

Central Information Commission Directs MoEF & Karnataka Government To Make Public Information On Military-industrial-nuclear Complex Proposed At Challakere, Chitradurga Dt., Karnataka

Slams and fines Ministry for denying information and misleading public 28 October 2015 Downloads: English Release on CIC Direction to MoEF and Karnataka Govt to release all Challakere projects information Kannada Release on CIC Direction to MoEF and Karnataka Govt to release all Challakere projects information CIC Direction to MOEF, Kar Govt. and Project Proponents to release information on compliance… Read more »

Amrit Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Horata Samithi Presents “Beerappa’s Angst” & “Beerappana Tallana”

A short documentary film on the struggle of agrarian, artisanal and pastoral communities to save grassland ecosystems in Challakere 31 August 2015 “Beerappa’s Angst” English (39 mins) https://youtu.be/8XPsig5QUnM  and  “Beerappa’s Tallana” Kannada (32 mins)  http://youtu.be/_jivBkPbKpU  Please feel free to share and circulate this film.  In case you wish to organise a discussion on the film and the issues involved, please write to amkhs2013@gmail.com.  “Forfeiting… Read more »

Challakere Villagers Overcome BARC Lies To Reclaim Amrit Mahal Kavals

Movement to Reclaim Kavals led by Amrit Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Haagu Horata Samithi 25 November 2014 Downloads: amkhs-ckere-ullarthi-kaval-entered-barc-.pdf Hundreds of villagers from Doddaullarthi and other villages surrounding the massive expanse of Ullarthi Amrit Mahal Kaval of Challakere Taluk, Chitradurga district, entered the grasslands which were fenced by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre braving the might of the police and district authorities… Read more »

DRDO, BARC, IISC, ISRO, Sagitaur, Etc. Violate National Green Tribunal Orders To Comply With Environmental And Human Rights Standards

Challakere Communities Launch Campaign to Reclaim Amrit Mahal Kavals 7 November 2014 Downloads: NGT_Final_Order_Challakere_Saldanha_ESG_Petitions_27082014 Amrit Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Horata Samithi, Challakere, Chitradurga Press Release : 07 November 2014 : Bangalore It is over two months since Hon’ble Justice Shri. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Hon’ble Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member) constituting the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) delivered… Read more »

Dodda Ullarthi Gowrammana Jathre

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Invitation from Amrith Mahal Kaval Horata Samithi to participate in a unique celebration of livelihoods and biodiversity 16 November 2013 ; Venue: Bangalore Downloads: Dodda Ullarti Gowrammana Jatre Invitation English Dodda Ullarti Gowrammana Jatre Invitation Kannada (This intimation is disseminated in the wider public interest on ESG Lists.  ESG is not in any manner responsible for the contents of this… Read more »

Ministry Of Environment And Forests Says Challakere Grasslands A “potential Habitat Of Great Indian Bustard”

Ministry files affidavit in National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) 30 October 2013 Downloads: ESG Release on MoEF Affidavit in NGT on Challakere Case 30 Oct 2013 In obedience with the 27th September 2013 direction of Justice Mr. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member), constituting the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (South Zone), in Applications 6 and… Read more »