National Green Tribunal puts Karnataka Govt. on notice for planning to release 1152 crores plastic labels into the environment

Direction issued in Public Interest Litigation filed by Environment Support Group

Press Release : Bangalore : 30 January 2018


Plastic Labels

Plastic wrappers and bottles floating in Bingipura Quarry Landfill in Bangalore


Karnataka must not capitulate. Prosecute Monsanto/Mahyco and ors. for biopiracy

Reverse decision of Karnataka Biodiversity Board to stop investigation on ESG's complaint of biopiracy

Press Release : Bangalore : 7 February 2012


We share with shock and utter dismay that the Karnataka State Biodiversity Board, a critical regulatory body to implement the Biological Diversity Act, has resolved recently that it will not initiate criminal prosecution against M/s Monsanto and M/s Mahyco and others involved in biopiracy while developing India's first GMO food: B.t. Brinjal. This decision was taken in the 19th meeting of the Board held on 20 January 2011.


Leo F. Saldanha, Bhargavi S. Rao, and Mallesh K. R.
Environment Support Group