Colonel Muthanna

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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An Appeal: Support to Save Kodagu from Destruction

The Environment, the Forests, the Landscape and the very future of Kodagu and its people are at stake due to the proposals for two destructive projects of Railways and four Multi-lane National Highways through Kodagu. With the felling of lakhs of trees across Kodagu, the death of River Cauvery will be only a matter of time. In this regard,…

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Save Cauvery, Save Kodagu And Save Ourselves

By Col. (Retd.) C.P. Muthanna Kodagu landscape is dominated by forests, coffee estates, paddy fields, sacred groves, rivers and streams. It is inhabited by a number of local communities who are like animals in the forests and just as these animals they too will disappear if forests are destroyed. This is because these communities are…

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CWS reiterates its request to declare Coorg as Eco-Sensitive Zone

By K K Aiyamma Taking note of the urbanization leading to sweeping changes in the landscape of Coorg (which forms a part of Western Ghats) –  Coorg Wildlife Society has reiterated their request to declare Coorg as eco-sensitive zone. According to the report in Deccan Herald, the president of the Society, Col.(Retd) C.P.Muthanna, asserted that; River…

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National Green Tribunal stays all tree-felling clearances issued by the Central Govt, so no more tree cutting at Coorg for the power line

Ravi Chengappa(First from Left) By K.K.Aiyamma TOI reported that The National Green Tribunal has stayed felling of trees for all linear projects like roads, canal, power lines passing through forests in the country even if they have been granted Stage 1 clearance. The Ministry of Forest and Environment had had permitted tree felling and construction…

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BJP will not let the wildlife reserves get World Heritage Tag

Ravi Kushalappa the convenor of Madikeri “Akrama-Sakrama Samiti” accused environmentalists for all the ills in Kodagu and said that such NGO’s should be banished from Coorg. He further added that ” BJP has demanded the district officials to banish such people working against the interests of Coorg “. Speaking to reporters yesterday he said that…

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