Our area of activities- Environmental Activism

Environmental Education

  • Arranging workshops on environmental awareness and environmental law in cooperation with CPR Environmental Education Centre, Chennai (more than 800 to date).
  • Arranging rallies, tree planting and other activities to promote environmental awareness.
  • A book “Has the Environmental Bomb Exploded?” has been published both in Kannada & English and environmental issues are also covered in “Grahaka Patrike” and annual magazine.

Environmental Activism

  • Closed Chamundi Lead Refinery, Hebbal, for polluting the environment with lead dust.
  • Got Vikrant Tyres Plant to construct a new chimney to reduce effects of pollution.
  • Conducted air and noise pollution surveys in Mysore with help from CPREEC, Chennai.
  • Participation in various environmental public hearings.
  • Participated in the successful campaign to protect Lingambudhi tank from the proposed Outer Ring Road.

Environmental Litigation

  • Won a case in High Court to limit pollution by Vikrant Radial Tyres Plant.
  • Won a case in High Court to prevent sewage pollution in Kukkarahalli Tank and to clean up the tank.
  • By filing a PIL against the construction of library in People’s Park, MGP successfully preserved it.