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’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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How To Understand And Comment On The Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 For Bengaluru

An ESG “How to do it?” Workshop initiative 16 December 2017 ; Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis) ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: “How to do it?” Workshop Concept “How to do it?”: RMP 2031 ESG Workshop Poster 16122017 How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031 FOR BENGALURU

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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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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 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 On 31 May 2017 at IPP Hall,   Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bengaluru

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MoEF&CC Forced To “Call Off” Its Illegal And Unconstitutional National Public Consultation On Waste Management Rules, 2015 In Bangalore

22 May 2015 Downloads: MoEF Web Notice announcing nation-wide Waste Consultations by CII and FICCI Release MOEF CII Blore Consultation “called off” – Kannada Release MOEF CII Blore Consultation “called off” – English Redacted Copy of CII Invitation sent out for Blore Consultation Mr. Biswanath Sinha, Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) was required by demands from various representatives of civil society organisations to cancel its “Stakeholders Consultation on

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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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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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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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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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Karnataka High Court Directs Bangalore To Be The First City In India To Segregate Waste At Source

Directs decentralised management of waste to facilitate composting and recyling 24 November 2012 Downloads: ESG Release on Karnataka High Court directions on SWM: 24 Nov 2012 Kar HC Direction of 22 Nov 2012 in SWM PILs ESG PIL SWM Mavallipura HC Kar Nov 2012 ESG Presentation: Progressive solutions to manage waste ESG Strategy for Progressive SWM: October 2012 Karnataka High Court Orders in PILs filed by ESG and ors in SWM case The Principal Bench

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Sign Up To Make Bangalore A Waste-less City

Oppose landfilling ‘waste’ 31 October 2012 Downloads: Make Bangalore a Waste-less City CM’s instructions to BBMP on SWM for Bangalore Sign up to make Bangalore a Waste-less City (Prefer going straight to the Petition? Click here: http://tinyurl.com/chkc9mh) It is a disturbing indicator of the disconnect between people of Bangalore and civic agencies that an article on the prevailing garbage (mis)management in New York Times does more to alert authorities to a crisis, than does protests

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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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Landfills Aren’t The Solution To Bangalore’s ‘waste’ Problem

Segregation of ‘waste’ at source is the only way forward 17 July 2012 Downloads: ESG_DSS_Statement_Mavallipura_Post-closure_170712 ESG_DSS_Statement_Mavallipura_Post-closure_Kannada_170712 Water_Analysis_Mavallipura_ESG_DMG_150712 CSO Joint Statement on Way out of Bangalore Garbage Mess 230812 CSO Joint Statement on Way out of Bangalore Garbage Mess Kannada 230812 JOINT STATEMENT Segregation of ‘waste’ at source is the only way forward   Bangalore : 23 August 2012 In recent weeks, a wholly needless crisis in managing garbage seems to have been created due to

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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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2 More Die, Yet Few Care For Mavallipura’s People Dumped By Bangalore’s Waste

1,000 tonnes of waste dumped daily here 30 June 2012 Downloads: ESG Release: Mavallipura people shut down Ramky Landfill Facility 2 more die, yet few care for Mavallipura’s people dumped on by Bangalore’s Waste Muniraju (35 years) died couple of weeks ago in Mavallipura, a village north of Bangalore, due to kidney failure. With no previous family history of prevalence to such chronic diseases, the villagers have accused the Ramky run 40 acres solid waste

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

A brief of a report prepared by Environment Support Group, Bangalore 4 August 2010 Downloads: Bangalore’s garbage killing people in Mavallipura – Villagers refuse to cremate young victim’s body – 23 July 2010 Ramky Landfill at Mavallipura must be phased out – DSS – 16 October 2009 Press briefing: Why phase out Ramky Landfill at Mavallipura – 14 October 2009 Urgent Update and Call for Action: Mavallipura Landfill in Yelahanka, Bangalore under seige by villagers

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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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“Bangalore’s Toxic Legacy: Investigating Mavallipura’s Illegal Landfills”- A Brief Of A Report Prepared By ESG

A brief of a report prepared by Environment Support Group, Bangalore 4 August 2010 Downloads: Press release 4 August 2010, Mavallipura Dumping Sites 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

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Bangalore’s Garbage Killing People In Mavallipura

Villagers refuse to cremate young victim’s body 23 July 2010 Downloads: Press Release Mavallipura 23 July 2010 Akshay Kumar, a 15 year old boy, died of dengue this morning at Mavallipura, Yelahanka Hobli, 20 kms north of Bangalore. Akshay’s untimely death is the tragic outcome of reckless dumping of hundreds of tonnes of garbage daily by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and M/s Ramky Infrastructure Ltd. at Mavallipura, making it a fertile habitat for mosquitoes

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Ramky Landfill At Mavallipura Must Be Phased Out

Landfill threatens safety of Yelahanka Air Force Base – Villagers demand decontamination of the highly polluted zone and compensation 16 October 2009 Downloads: Mavallipura Press Release – DSS – Kannada, 16 Oct 2009 Mavallipura village, in particular its grazing pastures at Survey No. 8, has been used for dumping Bangalore’s garbage for several years now. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP – Greater Bangalore Municipal Corporation) has outsourced the task of managing this landfill to M/s

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Why Phase Out Ramky Landfill At Mavallipura

A Press Briefing Written by Sruthi Subbanna 14 October 2009 Downloads: Why Phase Out Mavallipura Report Proper management of solid waste produced by households is one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity today. This is especially true in cities across India, where poor land use planning providing community level solid waste management treatment facilities and poor management practices are creating havoc in local neighbourhoods and at dumpsites. Bangalore city itself generates over 3000 tonnes

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