Workshop On Ecological Importance Of Amrit Mahal Kaval Grassland Ecosystems And Their Critical Role In Water Conservation And Sustaining Livelihoods To Celebrate The International Day Of Action For Rivers, Water And Life.

Organised by Amrith Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Horata Samithi Dodda Ullarthi, Challakere, Chitradurga District, Karnataka 14 March 2015 ; Time: 11.00 am to 4 pm ; Venue: Dodda Ullarthi, Challakere, Chitradurga dist. Karnataka Downloads: Invite Kannada Invite- English [This invitation is being forwarded on the request of Amrit Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Haagu Horata Samithi and in the wider public interest. Please direct all enquiries to the undersigned and amkhs2013@gmail.com] Amrith Mahal Kaval Hitarakshana Horata Samithi Dodda

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Ministry Of Environment And Forests Says Challakere Grasslands A “potential Habitat Of Great Indian Bustard”

Ministry files affidavit in National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) 30 October 2013 Downloads: ESG Release on MoEF Affidavit in NGT on Challakere Case 30 Oct 2013 In obedience with the 27th September 2013 direction of Justice Mr. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member), constituting the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (South Zone), in Applications 6 and 12 of 2013, the Ministry of Environment and Forests filed a common counter today before

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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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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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ESG’s PIL Initiatives Challenging Illegal Diversion Of Challakere’s Amrit Mahal Kaval For Defence, Nuclear, Industrial And Infrastructure Projects

Environment Support Group is working with local communities, from about 65 villages, impacted by the illegal diversion of Challakere’s Amrit Mahal Kaval grassland ecosystems in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. Over 10000 acres of these pristine grassland ecosystems that have been community conserved for centuries, as grazing pastures for the incredibly fiesty and resilient Amrit Mahal bull, were diverted in blatant violation of law by then Deputy Commissioner of the district, Mr. Amlan Biswas, IAS, with

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