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 for several kilometres, and crashed into a field of Bangarappa, a farmer. Thankfully no one

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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 with NGT order CIC Direction to MoEF to release information on review of exemption to

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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 their final Order/Judgment in response to Public Interest Petitions filed by Leo F. Saldanha and

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National Green Tribunal Halts All Construction Activity In Challakere Amrut Mahal Kavals

Extensive construction was ongoing in violation of NGT orders and environmental and forest protection laws 26 February 2014 Downloads: ESG Press Release – English ESG Press release – Kannada ESG Representation to KSPCB for withdraing CFE issued to DRDO, Sagitaur NGT order regarding Challakere dated 14.2.2014 KSPCB Consent for Establishment (CFE) to DRDO dated 3.9.2013 KSPCB Consent for Establishment (CFE) to Sagitaur dated 3.9.2013 Date : 26.2.2014 PRESS RELEASE National Green Tribunal halts all construction

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Comply With Directions Or Pay Penalty, Ministry Of Environment And Forests Told By National Green Tribunal (Southern Bench)

Directions issued in petitions filed by Environment Support Group and anr. challenging illegal diversion of Amrit Mahal Kavals to defence, nuclear, industrial, institutional and commercial projects in Challakere 27 September 2013 Downloads: ESG Release_MOE to be Penalised_NGT direction_27th Sept 2013 NGT_SZ_Direction_Applcn_6_12_2013_27th Sept 2013 The Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (South Zone), Chennai, comprising of Justice Shri. M. Chockalingam and Expert Member Prof. R. Nagendran today directed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to file their

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Thousands Urge Chief Minister Siddaramaiah To Save Ahinda Communities Of Challakere By Giving Back The AmritMahal Kavals To The People

A Release from Chitradurga Amrit Mahal Kaval Horata Samithi shared by ESG in the wider public interest 3 September 2013 Downloads: press-release-03sep13-challakere-protest.pdf JILLA AMRITMAHAL KAVAL HORATA SAMITI, CHITRADURGA Press Release September 03, 2013 Thousands urge Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to save Ahinda communities of Challakere by giving back the AmritMahal Kavals to the people     4000 people strong rally marches through Challakere, Chitradurga District in protest against diversion of 10,000 acres of AM Kaval 

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National Green Tribunal Orders Status Quo On Activities Of DRDO, BARC, ISRO, IISc, Et. Al., In Challakere, Chitradurga District, Karnataka

21 August 2013 Downloads: ESG Reply to Report of Fact Finding Committee of NGT Annexures to the ESG Reply to Report of Fact Finding Committee of NGT Affidavit filed by ESG to NGT on FFC report Press release: NGT orders Status Quo on Challakere Projects  Press Release : 21 August 2013 : Chennai National Green Tribunal order Status Quo on activities of DRDO, BARC, ISRO, IISc, et. al., in Challakere, Chitradurga In an unprecedented decision,

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“Forfeiting Our Commons” ESG Report On Challakere Amrit Mahal Kaval Grasslands Submitted To Expert Committee Appointed By National Green Tribunal

Forfeiting Our Commons: A Case for Protecting and Conserving Challakere’s Amrit Mahal Kavals as Livelihoods-Supporting, Biodiversity-Rich and Ecologically-Sensitive Grassland Ecosystems 29 June 2013 Downloads: Report Submitted by ESG to NGT Expert Committee All annexures of the ESG report submitted to NGT Expert Committee Fact Finding Committee report submitted to the National Green Tribunal Details of all the Annexures of the Fact Finding Committee report Fact Finding Committee report Annexures 1 – 7 Fact Finding Committee

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National Green Tribunal Constitutes Fact Finding Committee Based On ESG’s Petitions

Committee to examine ecological and environmental impacts of illegal diversion of 10,000 acres of ‘Amrit Mahal Kaval’ (grasslands designated as forests) for Defense, Nuclear and Industrial projects in Chitradurga, Karnataka 27 March 2013 Downloads: ESG Release on NGT direction on diversion of Challakere Grasslands – 270313 ESG Release on NGT direction on diversion of Challakere Grasslands – 270313 – Kannada Photo documentation of Challakere Grasslands NGT Order Instituting Expert Cmt – Challakere Grasslands – 21

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