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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Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies

Release of ESG Report on: “State of Landfill, Waste Processing Sites & Dumping Grounds, and Working Conditions of Pourakarmikas in Bangalore 2 March 2018 ; Time: 10 am to 1 pm ; Venue: Jain University, Palace Road, Bangalore. https://goo.gl/maps/q4MB5NmSdp32 Downloads: Invitation to Release of Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy Intensifies Kannada Invitation to Release of Landfills Report campaigns,mavallipura,bangalore,mavallipura,solid waste management

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National Green Tribunal Puts Karnataka Govt. On Notice For Planning To Release 1152 Crores Plastic Labels Into The Environment

Direction issued in Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group 30 January 2018   Plastic wrappers and bottles floating in Bingipura Quarry Landfill in Bangalore   Plastic once released into the environment has a pernicious impact on biodiversity and life everywhere. In the sea, rivers and estuaries, lakes, farmland, commons, etc., and also in the far reaches of the Arctic or in the middle of oceans, we find plastic. In fact, Earth is being

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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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Karnataka High Court Directs Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike To Set Up Ward Committees Within One Month

Time to celebrate victory of democracy in local government functioning 24 April 2017  Karnataka High Court directs Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to set up Ward Committees Justice Mr. Ashok Hinchigeri and Justice Mrs. K S Mudgal directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to constitute Ward Committees in Bangalore within a maximum period of 1 (one) month!  BBMP must now comply with this order without fail, as the Court expressed its serious displeasure that several earlier

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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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Scrap This Club Of Rich And Famous!

Government Must Establish and Make Functional District/Metropolitan Planning Committees and Ward Committees in all cities of Karnataka 13 May 2016 Downloads: Statement: Scrap BBPAG Progressive Groups Demand Scrapping of Bangalore Blue-print Action Group Around 120 people representing various progressive civil society organisations, trade unions, workers federations, resident welfare associations, artistes, street vendor associations, environmental groups, etc. came together in protest against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s 28th April 2016 decision to form the Bangalore Blue-print Action Group

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Register For A Workshop “Ideas For Socially Responsible And Ecologically Viable Festival Season”

8 August 2015 ; Time: 10 am to 5 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group, 1575, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Kannada version: “Ecologically Viable Festival Ideas” Invite for the workshop- English Environment Support Group®  Invites you to a workshop on  Ideas for Socially Responsible and Ecologically Viable Festival season Come monsoon and the catch phrase once again is “Eco-friendly festivals” as the city prepares itself to a series of

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Report On- LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY

A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools Written by Shashikala Iyer & Meena Artwani 26 June 2015 Report On LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools held at ESG on 26th June 2015 A day’s workshop for school teachers and administrators was organised where techniques for minimizing resource consumption,

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LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY

A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools 26 June 2015 ; Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm ; Venue: Environment Support Group, 1575, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Workshop invite with registration form LET’S STOP LIVING W-A-S-T-E-F-U-L-L-Y AND START LIVING RESOURCEFULLY A Workshop for teachers and school administrators on simple, feasible solutions for waste management in schools         Schools

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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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Massive Violations Of Karnataka High Court Directives Makes A Mess Of Mavallipura, Again

Indian Air Force says landfill threatens India’s Defense Preparedness 20 March 2015 Downloads: Press Release- English Press Release- Kannada Indian Airforce objection to waste processing at Mavallipura Karnataka High Court orders regarding relief, compensation to Mavallipura villagers Press Release : 20 March 2015: Bangalore   Massive Violations of Karnataka High Court directives makes a mess of Mavallipura, again Background: Since August 2012, when the landfills of Mavallipura were forced shut by orders of the Karnataka

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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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All The Presentations And Report Of The Workshop “Roles And Responsibilities Of The Ward Committees For A Cleaner, Greener And Safer Bengaluru” Organised By ESG Dated 22.5.2014 At RICM, Bangalore

22 May 2014 Downloads: Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_English_Shashikala Iyer Relevant Urban Policies_ppt_Kannada_Shashikala Iyer Roles & Responsibilities of Ward Committees_ppt_English_Bhargavi S Rao Bangalore Concerns_ppt_Vijay Narnapatti Urban greenery_ppt_Akshatha Venkatesha Initiatives of Solid Waste Management_ppt_Eng_Davis Thomas Initiatives of Solid Waste Management_ppt_Kannada_Davis Thomas Ward Committee Workshop- Complete Report with Pictures “Ward Committee Roles and Responsibilities for a Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water secure and Healthy Bengaluru” Organised by Environment Support Group To commemorate International Day for Biodiversity Workshop Report May 22nd

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Workshop On “Ward Committee Roles And Responsibilities For A Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water Secure And Healthy Bengaluru”

22 May 2014 ; Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm ; Venue: ESG training centre, 1575, 36th cross, 100 ft ring road, Banashankari IInd stage, Bangalore- 70 Downloads: Workshop invite Confirmation form for the workshop   Participate in a workshop on Ward Committee Roles and Responsibilities for a Greener, Cleaner, Safer, Water secure and Healthy Bengaluru Thursday, 22nd May 2014, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm at Environment Support Group – Training Centre 1575, Intermediate Ring

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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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Mayor Of Bangalore Dumps Mavallipura Landfill

Joint Committee set up to monitor compliance and compensation issues 29 August 2012 Downloads: Mavallipura Landfill Closed for Good: Bangalore Mayor Sustainable Solid Waste Management Principles for Bangalore In a momentous decision the Hon’ble Mayor of Bangalore Shri. Venkatesh Murthy accepted the demand of communities impacted by the municipal solid waste management land fill operated by M/s Ramky at Mavallipura, that the landfill closure order issued by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) would

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