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  project name ~ 2010_Bhargavi_Saathiship

category ~ Saathi

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

2010_Bhargavi_Saathiship

  NGO

 

Environment Support Group

  Category

 

Saathi

  District

 

Many

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 240000

 

  Year Approved

 

2009

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Shiv Shanker Ravichandran

 

Austin

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

This project intends to support Bhargavi S Rao of Environment Support Group (Karnataka) in her efforts to make environmental decision making in India a democratic process. Particulary, she aims to strengthen the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification and make them more favourable to local communities affected by projects.

In many cases, local communities affected by a project have very little information about the process of land acquisition, their rights, the entire process of Environmental Impact Assessment and therefore feel helpless to defend themselves against a proposed project in their locality. In addition to strengthening the EIA and CRZ notifications, Bhargavis work will educate, guide and empower people to access legal provisions using which they can protect their land, livelihood and environment from forceful intrusion by industrial and infrastructure projects.

Bhargavi also aims create greater environmental awarenes, particularly in Bangalore, through workshops, field trips and training programs.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Bhargavi''s work has had much impact on environmental protection issues, especially in Karnataka. To note a few: 1) Her work stopped second phase of the Mangalore SEZ taking over lands and livelihoods of local people 2) Helped stop construction of thermal power plant in Chamalapura, Karnataka near river Kabini 3) Conducted courses for wide variety of audience on environmental protection issues 4) Has organized summer camps for children to help them appreciate nature Campaigns by the Enviroment Support Group, of which Bhargavi is part of, have stopped controversial ammendments to the Environment Impact Assessment and Coastal Regulation Zone Notifications.

 

  Goals

 

 

Deepening democratic participation in Environmental Decision Making processes in India; and create greater environmental awareness.

 
 

  


 
 
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