Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Fears of another Hydel Project in Kodagu.Another headache for people of Coorg.

Large number of villagers, led by Cauvery Sene staged a protest against a mini hydel project proposed at Koodoli Kundh near Surlabbi in Somwarpet taluk.
Villagers from Surlabbi, Kumbaragadige, Mankya and Garvale came in large number to the spot yesterday as media and members of Kaveri sene went there. They stated that a Bangalore based company did survey. Read More

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Three Cheers to Enviromentalists, Barapolay Hydro Electric Project stayed.

It is good news for all the environmentalists and nature lovers of Kodagu, for the construction of Barapolay Hydro Electric Project proposed to be established across Barapolay at Palathinkadavu has been stayed by the Supreme Court of India. Read More

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Protests against smuggling of timber and improper vigilance.

THE MEMBERS OF Cauvery sene yesterday laid seize to the forest department at Shanivarsanthe and alleged that crores worth of forest wealth is being looted under their very nose.
 
Led by convener Ravi Chengappa, the protestors along with villagers rounded up the forst office and accused them of encouraging smuggling. Read More

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KARNATAKA’S 3 CROPS GET GI CERTIFICATION (orange of Coorg, Beetle vine of Mysore and plantains of Nanjangud will get Intellectual Property Rights)

Three crops in Karnataka have received Geographical Indication Registration (GI) certificate.
Orange crops in Coorg, Beetle vine of Mysore and plantains of Nanjangud will enjoy the Intellectual Property Rights, which identifies a product as originating from a specific region. The certification will also prevent exploitation of these crops, as the growers will have the ownership. Read More

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Power Grid Corporation of India’s Nagarhole National Park degredation Plan.

The Coorg WildLife society today took strong objection to Power grid Corporation of India planning to pull a 400 KV power line to Kerala from Nagarahole National Park.
Addressing a press conference here, president of the CWS, Col. Read More

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Indiscriminate tree felling in Western Ghats banned.

 11/04/2006
Forest ecology should take precedence over cultivation, says order 
NGOs in Kodagu have been expressing concern over decreasing forest cover
Forest Department officials accused of indiscriminate use of discretionary powers
 
BANGALORE: In an order that will have a far-reaching effect on the cultivation of coffee and cardamom in the Western Ghats, Principal Chief Conserva Read More

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Norms violated in mining activity

VIRAJPET, Apr. 4: The granite mining at Nangala village in Bittangala Gram Panchayath limits reportedly has several shortfalls in the environment grounds, hence the villagers are demanding its immediate closure. Read More

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Kodagu politicians unite in opposing hydel projects

In a rare show of unity, politicians in Kodagu have made a common cause with local residents in opposing three mini hydro-electric projects.
It is a matter of regret that the newly appointed district in-charge minister Ramachandre Gowda should have spoken in favour of the projects.
Mr Gowda, a senior BJP leader from Bangalore, has made a name for himself for championing the causes of the people. Read More

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Minister demands withdrawl of Grants for Hydel Projects.Threatens to resign.

Source : Coffeeland News
BANGALORE, Mar. 25: The proposal of the state government to grant permission for four hydroelectric projects – to be established in Kodagu, has been strongly opposed by C S Arun Machaiah – MLC from Kodagu. Speaking to press persons at the Conference Hall in the Legislative Council here he said that any hydro-electric project for Kodagu will be devastating. Read More

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Mini-hydel projects in Kodagu opposed

MADIKERI: Former ministers M C Nanaiah, M M Nanaiah and MLC C S Arun Machaiah opposed the government decision to sanction few of the mini-hydel projects in the district.
Addressing the media in Madikeri, M C Nanaiah said Kodagu people should unite to oppose the project. He said that except BJP, all the other political parties were against the project. Read More

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