A wide range of people from all over Bangalore, representing a range of organisations and communities from within the city, peri-urban areas and villages affected by waste disposal, were present when Justice N.

On 29th August 2014 the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change of the Government of India (hereinafter referred to as MoEF & CC) set up a High Level Committee headed by former Union Cabinet Secretary Mr. T. S. R. Subramanian, IAS (Retd.).

Justice Mr. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member) constituting the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench), issued a direction on 14th February 2014 halting all construction in the ecologically sensitive Amrut Mahal Kaval grassland ecosystems in Challakere Taluk, Chitradurga district, Karnataka.

Karnataka High Court has dismissed petitions that sought quashing of criminal prosecution of senior representatives of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar (UAS), M/s Mahyco/Monsanto and M/s Sathguru accused by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and Karnataka State Biodiversity Board (KBB) of committing serious criminal acts of biopiracy in promoting B.t. Brinjal.

In a significant decision, a Division Bench of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka constituted by Mr. Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar & Mr. Justice B. Sreenivase Gowda ordered notice today on Mr. S. V.

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The massive diversion of around 10,000 acres of Amrithmahal Kavals in Challakere Taluk in Chitradurga District for a variety of industrial, defence, institutional and infrastructure developments by the Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga since 2009 has caused widespread concern.

This is a comprehensive report submitted by ESG to the expert committee appointed by NGT on diversion of Challakere's ecologically sensitive Amrit Mahal Kaval Grasslands for defence, industrial and infrastructural developments.

The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka (comprising Chief Justice Mr. Vikramjit Sen and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna) ordered issue of notice in the Public Interest Litigation (Writ Petition No.

KSPCB has yielded to pressure from the Karnataka Government & Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and has revoked its ban on dumping of solid waste at Mavallipura. Read this Press Release .