Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Weather situation remains grim

Continuous heavy rains has cut off roads and many rivers are flowing above the bridge at Coorg. According to IMD Forecast, there may be some respite from rains after 21st Aug. Minimum Temperature hovers around 17 Degrees at Coorg.  Madikeri City is experiencing flooding in the low lying areas of the city. Many houses which…

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District-In-Charge Minister comes to rescue an injured deer

District in-Charge Minister S.R. Mahesh won the hearts of the people when he stopped his car on Madikeri-Kushalnagar Highway yesterday and nursed an injured deer lying by the roadside which could have been hit by a speeding vehicle. Mahesh was on his way to Madikeri to address a meeting of officers after assuming change as…

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PIL against Railway lines via Kodagu: High Court gives two weeks to Govt. to make its stand clear

Government has to either say Yes or No to the project or it must say that the project is under consideration or underway NOTE: The Railway Ministry’s ‘advice’ to the Kerala government to ‘seek specific approval’ from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to carry out a survey for the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru…

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State has not permitted any survey in Kodagu for Railway line: CM Kumaraswamy

The State Government has not accorded permission to anybody to conduct a survey on the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line via South Kodagu, said Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. He was replying to a question in the Legislative Council raised by MLC Sunil Subramani yesterday. The MLC had submitted a detailed question to the Speaker about the…

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Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line Survey By Konkan Railway Irks Villagers

Even as the Central Government has been repeatedly saying that the controversial and environmentally destructive Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project via South Kodagu has been shelved, officials of Konkan Railway Corporation have been silently conducting a survey in South Kodagu and its green belt for Railway line to pass. Yesterday, a few officials of Konkan Railway…

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KRS likely to be full this year: IMD

Moderate to heavy rainfall in Kodagu Mysuru: There is good news for Mysureans as Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam in Mandya District, which has not filled to the capacity since many years, is likely to be filled to the brim by touching the magic figure of 124.80 feet. The hope is the prediction of 97…

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It’s official: Center is not pursuing Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line project, says Piyush Goyal

Issue has to be resolved between Karnataka and Kerala Bengaluru:  It’s official. The Centre has shelved the vexatious Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project via South Kodagu which has run into opposition from environmentalists and people of Kodagu district. The Railway Ministry has said that the issue has to be resolved between Karnataka and Kerala. “As such…

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Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line – Centre has not approved project: Pratap Simha

Even as people of Kodagu are vehemently opposing the two Railway lines (Thalassery-Mysuru via South Kodagu and Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Mangaluru), Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, speaking to Star of Mysore this morning said that he had met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal regarding the Railway line and the Minister informed him that the Centre has not approved the Railway line. “I…

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Kunjiyanda Machaiah bags World Wildlife Week Award

Amateur photographer Kunjiyanda Machaiah (Machu) from Kodagu District has bagged World Wildlife Week 2017 Award and Certificate of Merit for his photograph of three tigers shot at Kabini Forest Range. Every year the first week of October is celebrated as World Wildlife Week all over the world. As part of the Week, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological…

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Elephant resists shifting to Chhattisgarh: Breaks chains, jumps off truck at Dubare

The grand plan of the Forest Department officials to shift six tamed elephants from Dubare and Mathigodu elephant camps in Kodagu to capture wild elephants at Chhattisgarh met with stiff opposition from one of the elephants. Probably, realising that he is being transported to an unfamiliar location, a male elephant jumped off the transport vehicle…

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