In The Newspapers: Protecting Bengaluru’s Cubbon Park And Its Heritage

In this post, you will find newspaper articles related to the recent decision by the Karnataka High Court to build a 7 story tall building inside Cubbon Park. Visit this post for daily updates on this issue that is threatening the green heart of Bengaluru. From Deccan Herald: How long will Cubbon survive?, Deccan Herald E-Paper, http://www.deccanheraldepaper.com/?pub=pp3-20191030_2&article=786357400 State, judiciary must respond to call to protect park tranquillity, Deccan Herald E-Paper, http://www.deccanheraldepaper.com/?pub=pp3-20191105_2&article=2039089457 BBMP springs a green

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Invitation To Conduct Survey Of Status Of BBMP Wards In Bengaluru

An invitation to prepare a ground up assessment of planning and governance in Bengaluru metropolis by conducting a Citizen led Survey of the State of BBMP Wards.

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Public Consultation On Developing A Market Management System For Gandhi Bazaar

A part of the Green Logistics Project supported by GIZ, Karnataka Government and BBMP 16 November 2018 ; Time: 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: Indian Institute of World Culture, 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004 Downloads: Gandhibazaar Market Mgmt System Public Consultation Invitation_English Gandhibazaar Market Mgmt System Public Consultation Invitation_Kannada     Dear Madam / Sir Subject: Invitation to a Workshop– Green Logistics Project – Gandhi Bazaar Market Management System The Government of

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A workshop organised as part of ESG’s ‘How To’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 Downloads: Report of the Workshop The transformations in our cities and urban agglomeration triggered by globalization demand a review on the various developmental paradigms. Because of this, cities are becoming fragmented spaces: gated areas for wealthy citizens, ‘abandoned’ spaces for the poor. Rights deprivation like access to clean water, adequate housing, and education is becoming concentrated in these abandoned spaces. This

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How To Get Ward Committees To Work For The City

A 2nd Workshop in the ESG ‘How to’ Workshop series 19 January 2018 ; Time: 5.30 pm to 8 pm ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070. https://goo.gl/maps/u94Ymtnt6L22 Downloads: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City Kannada: How to Make Ward Committees Work for the City ‘How to do it?’ workshops An ESG initiative How to get Ward Committees to work for the city The workshop Facilitators

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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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Making Our Neighbourhoods Safe For Our Children

A workshop for all residents of Ward 198 (Hemmigepura Ward): Organised by ESG in collaboration with Enfold and BBMP 28 October 2017 ; Time: 2 pm ; Venue: Bangalore Downloads: ESG Ward 198 Workshop Invitation ESG Ward 198 Workshop Invitation Kannada (Please find Kannada version of the invitation in the pdf above or image below) Making our Neighbourhoods Safe for our Children A workshop for all residents of Ward 198 (Hemmigepura Ward) Organised by Environment

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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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Karnataka Government Must Freeze Mass Tree Felling Till Necessary Public Review Safeguards Are In Place

Chief Minister directs Urban Development Secretary to take action 28 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release: CM Directs UDD Sec to review Mass Tree Felling decision ESG Representation: UDD Secretary Urged to Stop Mass Tree Felling CM directs Urban Dev Sec to review Mass Tree Felling procedures It has been confirmed by the Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that over 30,000 objections have been received in response to the Public Notice1 issued

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BBMP Proposals For Mass Felling Of Trees Illegal, In Contempt Of Court

BBMP Tree Officer Notice calling for Public Comments has to be withdrawn 10 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Rep to BBMP Tree Officer – Mass Felling Illegal 9th Feb 2017 BBMP Public Notice on Jayamahal Road Tree Felling GOK SC Affidavit in BMCIP case affirming KTCP Act Jayamahal Tree Felling Illegal, in Contempt of Court The same law applies to Steel Flyover and other Infrastructure projects as well There is an eerie feeling to the recent

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Karnataka High Court Dismisses PIL Demanding Planned Improvement Of Roads In Bangalore

Eight year old PIL seeking to protect lakhs of trees and rights of thousands of urban residents, dismissed in minutes 8 June 2015 Downloads: Release: ESG’s Road Widening Case dismissed Kannada Release: ESG’s Road Widening Case dismissed The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka constituted by Acting Chief Justice Mr. Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Mr. Ram Mohan Reddy dismissed today W.P. No, 7107/2008, a Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group

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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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Bangalore’s Own Green Ambassador Reminds Us Of What It Took To Make Bangalore The Greenest City In The 1980s

Even as BBMP and the Government dither on complying with High Court directions to involve citizenry in re-greening efforts 1 December 2014 Downloads: Karnataka High Court’s 7th August 2014 decision on steps needed to re-green Bangalore In “Green lessons from the past”  (published in Deccan Herald, Dec 02, 2014), S. G. Neginhal reveals how extensively and sensitively the Karnataka Forest Department worked to protect the fast depleting greenery of Bangalore during the 1980s.  The article

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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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The Future Of Tree Protection In Karnataka

A Talk by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, BBMP 15 April 2014 ; Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm ; Venue: Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s Post Graduate Centre, Langford Road, Bangalore Downloads: ESG_Tree_Act_Talk_Invitation_15042014.pdf  Environment Support Group and Department of Environmental Science, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore invite you to a talk on The Future of Tree Protection in Karnataka With specific emphasis on tree protection in urban areas by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS

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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 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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CIVIC-ESG: Consultation On Ward Committee & Area Sabha Rules

published in the gazette on 11th Jan 2013 and to be finalized soon in compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka 15 June 2013 ; Time: 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm ; Venue: Student Christian Movement of India (SCM) House 29, 2nd Cross, CSI Compound, Off Mission Road, Bangalore 560027 Downloads: Workshop invite and concept note CIVIC  &  ESG take great pleasure in inviting you to a consultation with civil society

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Workshop On Access To Safe Water: Challenges And Opportunities In Mavallipura

International Day of Action for Rivers 14 March 2013 ; Time: 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM ; Venue: FRLHT Seminar Hall, Pathanjali block, Mavallipura, Bangalore Downloads: Report of workshop on Access to Safe Water in Mavallipura: ESG, KSCST & DSS   Environment Support Group in coordination with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology and Dalit Sangharsh Samiti organised a workshop on “Access to safe Water: Challenges and Opportunities” on 14.3. 2013 at Mavallipura, on

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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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