Changing Lives And Livelihoods Of Challakere: First Impressions Of The Unscientific Science City

In January 2021, the ESG team visited these villages to understand the futuristic Science City means to the local communities. The stories we heard left us grasping for reason, as we struggled to fully comprehend just how much they have lost; We also were amazed by their resilience, particularly their feisty spirit to struggle on and protect the last remaining patches of these once pristine grasslands.

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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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Futures Forum Seminar On Preparedness: 12-13 January 2021

ESG is participating in one effort – a 23 country comparative study to learn lessons for the future from COVID-19, a study led by Prof. Sheila Jasanoff of Harvard Kennedy School and Prof. Stephen Hilgartner of Cornell University which will be featured in Futures Forum seminar on Preparedness, 12-13 Jan 2021.

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Activating A Lake Protection Committee In Your District

Karnataka High court ruled in Environment Support Group (ESG) lakes case (WP 817/2008) on 11 April 2012 that every district would have a lake protection cmt to entertain any complaint or proposal to protect and rehabilitate lakes and Raja kaluves for posterity – as biodiversity and livelihood rich wetlands. In case the district Cmts failed to resolve the concern or dispute, a quasi judicial body at the state level headed by the Revenue Secretary along

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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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CEJI Demands Withdrawal Of Anti-Constitution, Anti-Environment And Anti-Democracy Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020

Statement of the Coalition for Environmental Justice in India Demand a Comprehensive New Substantive Environmental Law to Regulate Development in consonance with Environment Protection Act, 1986 The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) put out the Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020 for public comment on 23rd March 2020, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nation-wide lockdown as a means to contain COVID-19 pandemic.  The Notification was thus issued for public

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Online Conference By Poovulagin Nan Bargal & Swaraj Abhiyan

Leo Saldhana from ESG will speak on the Growing Environmental Crisis at the online Conference by Poovulagin Nan Bargal & Swaraj Abhiyan Date : 7/06/2020, Time: 5 pm – 7 pm ZOOM MEETING DETAILS https://zoom.us/j/96509317810, Meeting ID : 96509317810 www.poovulagu.org email: info@poovulagu.org www.facebook.com/poovulagu I II www.facebook.com/SwarajAbhiyanTamilnadu

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National Consultation On Draft EIA 2020, Environmental Protection And Justice

Virtual Meet on June 05, 2020  As habitat destruction and biodiversity loss continues unabated across the globe, pandemic spread of diseases like coronavirus (COVID-19) may just be an instance of a new normal. Rapid destruction of forests could increasingly expose human populations to wild pathogens, as humans spread their influence deeper into the ecosphere. Besides, more situations could arise where pathogens jump to human hosts. The degradation of ecosystems has a cascading effect on wildlife

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Webinar- Re-imagining The Future: Peoples’ Agenda For A Post COVID Economy.

Overview When: Every Tuesday & Friday Listen to, and converse with academicians, practitioners, movement leaders, trade unionists and activists. Register Now Week 4 Session 6 Recordings Inaugural session: TM Thomas Isaac (Minister of Finance, Kerala); Aruna Roy (Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan); Prabhat Patnaik (Professor Emeritus, JNU) & Vandana Shiva (Navdanya), moderated by Leo Saldanha (Environment Support Group).  Towards A Transformative Political Economy: Medha Patkar (Narmada Bachao Andolan / NAPM); M.G. Devasahayam (Former Civil Servant / People

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Vishakapatnam LG Plant Was A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Public Statement : 11 May 2020 by Coalition for Environmental Justice in India (CEJI) Download the statement in pdf format Environmental and Regulatory authorities complicit in such disasters The early morning leak of a deadly gas from L G Polymers plant located west of Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on 7th May, is frighteningly reminiscent of the disastrous gas leak in Bhopal from the Union Carbide/Dow Chemical’s plant on the night of 2-3rd December 1984. Video

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Irrfan Khan, Gentle Man, So Long..

All of us at Environment Support Group join millions across the world in grieving the untimely passing on of Irrfan Khan, an actor par excellence and human extraordinaire. Such a gentle giant rarely graces our world filled as it is with confusions. Irrfan did and clarified it with his magical looks and calming demeanour.  Irrfan Khan will be missed forever. But he lives every day in every heart that cherished his sublime presence on and

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