The Kanni Kavery Trust conducted a walkathon from the birthplace of the river Cauvery to Kushalnagar to raise awareness on the exploitation of the river and to also awaken the district administration to the rampant encroachment of its river banks and illegal sand mining along the 90 km stretch.
The walkathon was led by Muthanna Baba Sai Ram and its members, including C.K. Poovaiah, Nithin Ganapathy, Kalmadanadnda Naveen , Kavi Koodakandi, Suresh Maldare, Corvanda Devaiah and Kuttaiah, Anish, Roy Moodera, Munna Moodgadhe among others.
The trust submitted a report to the deputy commissioner Kodagu on encroachments and also action to be initiated by the district administration to save the river from further degradation.[divider top=”no”]