Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Save Cauvery, Save Kodagu And Save Ourselves

By Col. (Retd.) C.P. Muthanna Kodagu landscape is dominated by forests, coffee estates, paddy fields, sacred groves, rivers and streams. It is inhabited by a number of local communities who are like animals in the forests and just as these animals they too will disappear if forests are destroyed. This is because these communities are…

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CWS reiterates its request to declare Coorg as Eco-Sensitive Zone

By K K Aiyamma Taking note of the urbanization leading to sweeping changes in the landscape of Coorg (which forms a part of Western Ghats) –  Coorg Wildlife Society has reiterated their request to declare Coorg as eco-sensitive zone. According to the report in Deccan Herald, the president of the Society, Col.(Retd) C.P.Muthanna, asserted that; River…

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State Government plans to interlink rivers and construct a dam at Virajpet

During a review meeting in Mysuru district recently, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had ordered a feasibility study on the river inter-linking project. It is believed that the project would provide Karnataka with nearly 5 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) of water, which can be supplied as potable water to the villages of Hunsur Taluk, the Bangalore Mirror…

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National Green Tribunal stays all tree-felling clearances issued by the Central Govt, so no more tree cutting at Coorg for the power line

Ravi Chengappa(First from Left) By K.K.Aiyamma TOI reported that The National Green Tribunal has stayed felling of trees for all linear projects like roads, canal, power lines passing through forests in the country even if they have been granted Stage 1 clearance. The Ministry of Forest and Environment had had permitted tree felling and construction…

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HT POWERLINE THRU KODAGU: FARMERS TO STAGE PROTEST IN BENGALURU TOMORROW

The KRRS (Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha) will hold a massive rally at Freedom Park in Bengaluru tomorrow in protest against the Mysore -Kozhikode 440 KV High Tension Power line passing through Kodagu district. Announcing this at a press meet here yesterday, KRRS General Secretary Badagalapura Nagendra said that the power line posed a severe threat to…

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Rally against Kasturirangan Report. Have our leaders mislead us ?

By T.C.Thimmaiah The rally jointly organised by all the political parties, to oppose the Kasturirangan Committee report (K Report) at Madikeri on 2-1-2015 was indeed a success if we go by the numerical strength it attracted.   The leaders who spoke there got thunderous applause from the gathering. Most of the people who gathered at…

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Since no alternative routes or options could be figured out, the Ministry would be forced to go ahead with the project : Piyush Goyal

by K.K.Aiyamma Responding to Mysore-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha’s letter requesting for a review of the 400Kv Power Line route passing through Coorg, The Ministry of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal,. has said that: the controversial project has been reviewed several times by—including the Supreme Court and the National?Green Tribunal (NGT), and since…

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Virajpet MLA K G Bopaiah files a complaint against Superintendent of Police, Varthika Katiyar

By K.K. Aiyamma The Hindu is reporting that: Deputy Speaker Shivashankar Reddy on Wednesday referred a complaint by BJP MLA K.G. Bopaiah against Kodagu District Superintendent of Police (SP) Varthika Katiyar to the Privileges Committee. Raising the issue in the Assembly, Mr. Bopaiah alleged that the SP had tried to defame him by wrongly informing…

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Karanataka Forest Dept turns down Kerala Govt’s plan for a road to Bangalore cutting through Coorg forests

Just the last year Kerala Govt was discussing “alternative routes” for inter-state traffic between Kerala and Karnataka. Most of them pass through Coorg. Kerala CM Ommen Chandy did not stop at that. Knowing that the road will pass through Coorg’s forests, the Kerala CM Oommen Chandy wrote to Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah asking for permission cut through…

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Opposing the 400 KV Double Circuit (D/C) HT line connecting Mysore with Kozhikode: Meeting at Kodava Samaja, Ponnampet

Text of the talk delivered by Major General S.G.Vombatkere, VSM (Retd) at the meeting on Tuesday 21 October 2014 Sri S.Gopal, dignitaries on the dais, Members of Kaveri Sene and Coorg Wildlife Society, and members of the august audience, I thank you for giving me this opportunity to say a few words about the 400 KV…

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