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”

“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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Urgent Update And Call For Action

Mavallipura Landfill in Yelahanka, Bangalore under seige by villagers 7 October 2009 Bangalore Dear Sir or Madam: I am writing from the Ramky landfill in Mavallipura village near Yelahanka, Bangalore. Since this morning local villagers have gathered to discuss with various officials of BBMP who are on a site visit to the facility. This visit has been caused due to extensive pollution by illegal discharge of leachates (highly toxics) into drinking water wells, streams and

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Kali Bachao Andolan

25 February 2007 Background (The Kali River) The Kali river is one of many rivers that flows in the richly forested area of the Western Ghats. The river is 184 kms. long and flows into the Arabian Sea. Like many rivers in India, the Kali River is no exception — it has been abused on the path of “development”. There are 6 major hydroelectric dams that have submerged over 32,000 acres of the rich forests

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Celebrating Cauvery

BACKGROUND Flowing through the Deccan Plateau, the river Cauvery is a link between the cultural past of Southern India and its present. However, the river is endangered by various industrial effluents, sewage pollutants and sand mining on a rampant scale, mainly for the benefit of major urban centers such as Bangalore, as well as by proposed developmental projects like the linking of rivers and dams on the river. ‘Celebrating Cauvery’ on the occasion of the

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