Tony Chengappa

Tony Chengappa

The State Govt Committee gives the Green Light for the 400 KV to pass through Coorg Forests

The State Govt Committee gives the Green Light for the 400 KV to pass through Coorg Forests

By K.K.Aiyamma The  3 Member State Govt appointed committee has given the go-ahead to th 400 KV power line to pass through Coorg, and the route will be same. Interestingly, J Santosh, the reporter at TNIE had tweeted some interested information regarding the power line. The tweets are self-explanatory. To deal with the environmental issues…

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Karnataka & Kerala Govt meet and discuss the development of alternative routes, after the ban by Supreme Court. Most of them will pass through Coorg. Some through protected reserves.

Karnataka & Kerala Govt meet and discuss the development of alternative routes, after the ban by Supreme Court. Most of them will pass through Coorg. Some through protected reserves.

According to a report in The Hindu, Kerala and Karnataka govt are discussing “alternative routes” for inter-state traffic between Kerala and Karnataka. The alternative routes proposed are Mysore-Gonikoppa-Kutta-Kolpet, Mysore-Bavali-Manandavadi, Mysore-Virajpet-Kannur and via Mysore-Bylukuppe-Iritti, most of them pass through Coorg, some through protected reserves. “Officers and engineers were working on the proposal” the report mentions.  The move…

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B.B.Subbaiah may be right. The Coorg Investor Meet seems like a Land Grab Meet

Forests and Villages around Madikeri Town.  Image By Rameshng  via Wikimedia Commons The Coorg Investors Meet which concluded at Madikeri on Monday is turning out to be a murky deal.  The meet involved govt entertaining investors who want to invest in Coorg and govt proposing to offer lands to them around Madikeri. According to the news reports,…

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Bopaiah says he will quit if the World Heritage tag is not removed

Bopaiah says he will quit if the World Heritage tag is not removed

Shola Forests at Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary.Image: By Shyamal via Wikimedia Commons Claiming that the World Heritage Tag will have adverse effects on people’s life in Coorg, Bopaiah said that he will resign from the Speaker’s post if it need be, a move seen as a tactic to pressurize the BJP Govt in Karnataka to accept…

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Tigers, Eco-sensitive Zones, Politicians & Planters

Wild Animals moving out of the national parks have become quite a feature in Coorg lately. This time a tigeress which has moved out of Nagarhole National Park has set a record of sorts – she has bagged 25 tame and household animals in the past fifteen days.  The “poor” planter who is already braving…

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Two Poachers Arrested in Bangalore with Tiger bones from Dubare

Yesterday the Bangalore Police arrested 2 poachers with tiger bones and parts of other animals. One of the accused has told the police that the tiger was poached in Dubare Reserve Forest.  The forest officials are also suspecting the bones to be from Dubare or Nagarhole in Coorg. The poachers have been arrested and a case filed…

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2 Tigers on prowl near Tadiyandalmol, Tourists and Trekkers beware !

Tourists are cautioned against trekking and camping overnight on Tadiyandalmol mountain, a popular tourist spot in Western part of Coorg.  2 Tigers were spotted at Tumbekochhe range near Tadiyandamol yesterday. The Tigers have been in the vicinity of  Brahmagiri hills for sometime now and have repeatedly attacked livestock in the area. There are reports of…

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PIL seeks to find answers for Tiger deaths in Nagarhole National Park

The Karnataka Government has asked for more time to file an ATR (Action Taken Report ) against Dr. Ullas Karanth & other local NGO’s on their alleged invovlement in the deaths of Tiger’s at the Nagarhole National Park.

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