Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Kushalnagar-Madikeri Railway line will kill River Cauvery

Coorg is home to to the one of last of pristine forests of western ghats, rivers and streams and forms the catchment are of River Kaveri
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Railway Line and Highways in Coorg: High Court to hear PILs from August 20th

Madikeri: The Karnataka High Court will on Aug.20, hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition against the proposed Railway lines that cuts through Kodagu and the expansion of Highways inside the district. The PIL (WP 17990/2018) was filed on 24.4.2018 by the then President of Coorg Wildlife Society Col. (retd.) C.P. Muthanna, who is also the Coordinator, Save Kodagu and Cauvery Campaign. Read More

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Timber worth crores of rupees stocked at a house in seized

The District Crime Investigation Bureau (DCIP) personnel, following a tip off, raided an estate at Nalkeri village, Srimangala in South Kodagu and have seized timber worth crores of rupees which were illegally stored in the premises of the estate besides arresting a person yesterday. Read More

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Project Radio Collar launched to track elephants

Siddapura: Concerned at the increasing instances of elephant-human conflict, the Forest Department, for the first time in Kodagu, has put radio collars on elephants to study their migration patterns.
The Department has decided to put radio collars on selected elephants so that their migration patterns can be studied. Read More

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Govt bans land conversion at Coorg for commercial purposes

Deccan Herald is reporting that the state government has imposed a ban of land conversion for commercial purposes.
More than 1000 applications are pending with the DC and at least 500 have been rejected by the DC.
The DC has taken into account the fragile ecosystem of Coorg, while taking the decision. Read More

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Proposed Road, Railway Projects – HC orders govt. to maintain status quo

Image: Charan Kumar
These projects will wreak havoc in the district, warns IISc report
The Karnataka High Court (HC) has directed the State Additional Advocate General and Special Public Prosecutor to maintain status quo pending disposal of the petitions filed by Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) against the proposed Railway and Highway projects that are bound to destroy the greenery of Kodagu and thre Read More

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Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line echoes in Parliament: Get eco clearances first, Centre tells Kerala MP

The railway line wants to pass through pristine forests of Coorg, the forests are the main catchment area for Kaveri River. Read More

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CM wants to upgrade Channarayapattana to Madikeri Road to national highway, 4 Lanes

While opposition to widening of road between Kushalnagar & Sampaje is active, the CM Kumaraswamy yesterday discussed with PM Modi the up-gradation of road from Channarayapattana to Madikeri via Holenarasipura, Arkalgud and Kodlipet –  to national highway. Read More

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Widening of NH 275 between Kushalnagar and Sampaje: Public opinion builds against Project

Massive rally in Madikeri on Dec. 8
Mysuru/Madikeri: A massive public opinion is building in Kodagu district against the State Government’s proposal to widen National Highway (NH) 275 between Kushalnagar, Madikeri and Sampaje. At a public hearing held in Kushalnagar recently, the project was opposed as it will destroy the green environs in a land that extends up to over 60 kms. Read More

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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 the District in-Charge Minister. Read More

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