Invitation To ‘Should Scientists Be Activists?’. A Lecture By Subir Sarkar

Sambhavna Trust & Environment Support Group cordially invite you to PM Bhargava Memorial Lecture on Science & Society by Subir Sarkar (Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford), titled-  ‘Should Scientists be Activists?’ “This is a question that many scientists grapple with everyday. On the one hand they wish to preserve their scientific objectivity and neutrality – on the other hand they wish to engage with the issues of the day out of a sense of

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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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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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Bangalore Metro’s Efforts To Secure Ritual Clearance For Felling 300 Trees Fails: Legally Infirm Public Hearing Called By BBMP Tree Officer Cancelled

Its NOT only about trees. It’s about upholding the Honour of the Court, about making Democracy work 24 November 2015 Downloads: Joint Representation to put Bangalore Metro on Legal Track A battery of senior officials of the Bangalore Metro came to a Public Hearing called by Mr. Ranganathaswamy, Asst Conservator of Forests (Bangalore South) and Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. The officials came armed with power points demonstrating that the Metro is a

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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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An Urgent Appeal To Help Verify Claims Of BBMP About Tree Planting In Bangalore City

Requesting Bangaloreans to count trees planted by BBMP since 2007 22 April 2014 Downloads: BBMP submission to Karnataka High Court on trees planted since 2007 ESG Appeal to Count Bangalore Trees   On 21st April 2014, the Counsels of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP: Greater Bangalore City Corporation) placed before the Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. D. H. Waghela and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna a compilation of tree planting activities in Bangalore. The document claims

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Karnataka High Court Issues Contempt Notice On Karnataka Chief Secretary For Not Constituting Lake Protection Committees As Directed

Order issued in Civil Contempt Petition filed by Environment Support Group 29 August 2013 Downloads: ESG Release: High Court issues notice of Contempt against Karnataka Chief Secretary Press Release : 29th August 2013 : Bangalore Karnataka High Court issues Contempt Notice on Karnataka Chief Secretary for not constituting Lake Protection Committees as directed In a significant decision, a Division Bench of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka constituted by Mr. Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar & Mr.

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Rejuvenating Lakes, Rivers And Wells To Make Bangalore Water Secure

Workshop Invitation 24 April 2013 ; Time: 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM ; Venue: Ashirvaad, St. Mark’s Road Cross, (Behind Kebab Corner), Bangalore Downloads: ESG Workshop Invitation: Rejuvenating Lakes, River and Wells ESG Workshop Poster: Rejuvenating Lakes, River and Wells   This year we are suffering the worst drought in decades. Most dams across the Cauvery are drying up. Will this mean half of Bangalore’s population that gets piped water supply from the river will have

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Workshop On Establishment Of Ward Committees In 198 Wards Of Bangalore Held

in compliance with directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka 16 January 2013 ; Time: 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm ; Venue: Student Christian Mission House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore 560027 Tel: 080 2222 3761 Downloads: Invitation to Workshop on Establishment of Ward Cmts in Bangalore Note on Context of Court directing establishment of Ward Committees Report of Workshop on Constituting Ward Committees, 16 Jan 2013   Environment Support Group,

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Workshop On Wise Use, Rehabilitation, Conservation And Protection Of Lakes And Their Canal Networks In Karnataka

Workshop Invitation 22 September 2012 ; Time: 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: SCM House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Mission Road, Bangalore Workshop Date: 22 September 2012(REGISTRATION CLOSES 20 SEPTEMBER)   Over the past two decades there has been a serious decline in the quality and number of lakes in the Bangalore urban region due to encroachment, pollution and neglect. The same situation exists across the State of Karnataka. This has resulted in

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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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Bangalore Road Widening And Other Urban Transport Projects Impacted Communities Unite

BATPIC Network launched with the objective of pursuing urban transport projects that are socially just, economically viable, environmentally friendly and long lasting solutions 17 July 2012 Downloads: Statement of BATPIC Network: 17 July 2012 Statement of BATPIC Network – Kannada: 17 July 2012   Joint Statement    Summary:     ·         Over the past decade, Bangalore has seen an unsustainable rise in the use of personal modes of travel causing massive traffic jams and wastage

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KSPCB Shuts Down Ramky’s SWM Landfill At Mavallipura

Ramky and BBMP to clean up landfill in 3 months or face criminal prosecution 12 July 2012 Downloads: KSPCB Closure Order Mavallipura Landfill 11 July 2012 ESG DSS Release Mavallipura Landfill Closure 12 July 2012 MoEF_Supports_KSCPB_Action_170712 In a landmark decision, Mr. A. S. Sadashivaiah, IFS (Retd.), Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, has directed the Commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP, Bangalore’s city corporation) and the private operator of the city’s major landfill,

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Late Nobel Laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom Commended ESG’s Efforts To Advance Wise Use And Conservation Of Lakes In Karnataka

Ostroms said ESG’s Lakes Intiative “… is an important step towards securing public commons and could go a long way in extending water and food security to millions who are in critical need of the same”. 9 June 2012 Downloads: Release: Ostrom Commends ESG’s Lakes Conservation Efforts Ostrom’s Letter to the United Nations Commending ESG’s efforts   Days before she passed away, 2009 Nobel laureate Prof. Elinor Ostrom in a letter written to the Secretariat

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Environment Support Group Gets United Nations “WATER FOR LIFE” 2012 Best Practices Award

Comprehensive efforts to conserve Bangalore Lakes that bring together Judiciary, Government and wide public considered strategic to building ecological, water and economic security 23 March 2012 Downloads: Pictorial Brochure on ESG’s Lakes effort Release on ESG winning the UN ‘Water for Life’ Award 2012 UN Water for Life Awardees with UN Officials and Dignitaries UN Water for Life Award Citation UN Water for Life Award Medal NDTV feature on ESG’s lakes conservation initiative ESG Brief

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Comic Strip On Impacts Of Lake Privatisation In Bangalore

Why we need to oppose privatisation of our commons? Written by Samantha Wishnak and others 1 1 December 2011 Bangalore Downloads: lake-privatization-comicstrip.pdf teaching resources,bangalore,bengaluru,commons,east india hotels,hebbal,karnataka,lake development authority,lake privatisation,nagawara,Oberoi,vengaiahkere

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Karnataka High Court Committee Strongly Discourages “commercial” Involvement In Lake Management And Rejuvenation

ESG’s PIL is basis for this proposal 2 November 2011 Downloads: Press Release on Justice Patil Report on Privatisation of Lakes Report of the Justice Patil Committee regarding Privatisation of Lakes, dated 10 Oct 2011   PRESS RELEASE : Bangalore : 02 November 2011 Karnataka High Court Committee strongly discourages “commercial” involvement in lake management and rejuvenation   In a significant development, the Committee appointed under the Chairmanship of Justice Mr. N. K. Patil, Judge

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“Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura’s Illegal Landfills”

“Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura’s illegal landfills” 4 August 2010 The illegal municipal solid waste management landfills at Mavallipura, apart from inflicting extensive damage on the local community, also point to a larger systemic failure in the management of our urban spaces. We may have turned our backs on the grave and urgent problem of waste disposal in our cities, but events that transpired at Mavallipura have demonstrated how far-reaching the consequences are of such

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Hasire Usiru

Public Action Report on the Lalbagh Protest Written by Kanishka Lahiri 26 April 2009 Downloads: hasiruusiru-english-april26-pamphlet.html hasiruusiru-english-april26-pamphlet.pdf hasiruusiru-kannada-april26-pamphlet.pdf The citizens’ movement opposing the current plans of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) in the Southern Reach continued on Sunday morning at Lalbagh West Gate. Today’s protest march from Lalbagh West Gate to 32nd Cross, Nanda Road marked the fifth in a series of protests that was sparked by work conducted by the BMRCL on Apr

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Hasire Usiru Campaign To Reclaim Bangalore’s Commons

Public Action Support an Appeal to Stop, Consult and Redesign Bangalore Metro 23 April 2009 Downloads: eia-metro-appeal-online-petition-edited-.doc 23 April 2009 Dear Friends, As India votes for a new Central Government, the city of Bangalore has been demonstrating democracy’s true potential by coming out in large numbers protesting the destruction of the world renowned Lalbagh and Lakshman Rao Parks by the insensitivity and lack of care for progressive planning by the Bangalore Metro authorities. Pictures of

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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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Campaign Against Illegal Tree Felling In Bangalore

19 August 2003 Background “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it” – Gautam Buddha Bangalore, the “Garden City” once boasted a skyline of trees, the towering canopies a source of constant pride to Bangaloreans. But over the years, urbanization and

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