In a huge victory to environmentalists and conservationists, the Karnataka High Court yesterday asked the Indian Railways and the Ministry of Railways to seek environment-related clearances before commissioning two rail projects in Coorg — Mysuru-Kushalnagar line and the Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line. Read MoreRead More...
IISc. Scientists warn of further natural disasters
The disaster caused in Coorg(Kodagu) due to landslides, floods and cloudbursts will further aggravate if the Governments implement the proposed Railway and Highway projects in the district. The projects will spell doom for the ecologically fragile district, warns a new study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bengaluru. Read More
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 MoreRead More...
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 very small in number and Kodagu is their only real home. Read More
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. Read More
Image Grab: South Western Railway
By K K Aiyamma
The Railway Line is back in the news. And some in Coorg have their fingers crossed, hoping that the railway minister and the “son-in-law” of Coorg, D.V.Sadananda Gowda will announce the commissioning of the grand railway line from Mysore to Kushalnagar, the line to “prosperity” and “development” of Coorg. Read More