Ravi Chengappa

Encroachment of government land in Kodagu: PIL filed against Virajpet MLA

Acting on a PIL seeking directions to clear the alleged encroachment of Karnangeri Reserve Forest in Madikeri, the Karnataka High Court yesterday sought response from the State government. The petition stated that the Forest Department had not taken any action against 68 persons, including Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah, who have allegedly encroached reserve forest lands…

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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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HT Power Line through Kodagu: Delegation submits memorandum to MP

Image: Col Muthanna & Ashwath Raje Urs are seen here communicating with the MP A delegation from Kodagu submitted a memorandum to Pratap Simha, MP, at his office at Jaladarshini Guest House on Hunsur Road here today urging the MP to impress upon the Centre to drop the project. The delegation, comprising Manu Somaiah of…

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Protest Intensifies as PGCIL turns a deaf ear

Ravi Chengappa(left) and his organisation Kaveri Sene has been instrumental in informing people about the Power line and holding protests against it. As information about the destruction of trees in forests and plantations of Coorg due to the Power Grid Corporation of India‘s efforts to pull high tension power line from Coorg to Kerala – the protest…

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iIlegal sand mining in full swing at Coorg

Deccan Herald  is reporting that the the district administration has failed to check illegal sand mining on the banks of many rivers in Coorg. Though there is an government order to stop mining, the sand from the banks is being extracted illegally and being transported out the the district. The news report also states that one of…

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Cauvery Sene traps errant official

The Cauvery Sene staged a protest in front of the office of the District Registrar of Companies in Madikeri. The protest was organised against the alleged corrupt practises and high-handedness of Venkatagiri the District Registrar and his subordinate staff. The Cauvery Sene took up the case of  Udayanda Mandanna  and Raja  of Virajpet who approached…

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Cauvery sene flays Bittangala ZP Member

Speaking at a press meet, Cauvery Sene leader Kolathanda Ragu Machayya demanded from the Zilla Panchyat Vice President Anitha Kanjithanda, a list of  the beneficiaries who have  received free plants and fertilisers from the government. He also accused the ZP of using the grants provided by the govt. for their personal benefits.  The Cauvery sene…

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Coorg Green Cardamom granted Geographical Indication

Cauvery Sene successfully gets a GI ( Geographical Indication) certification for Coorg  Green Cardamon. The Cauvery Sene has done what the Spices Board should have done long ago, The cauvery sene filed an application before the Asst. Director (dev) of the Spices Board Madikeri regarding  the propagation and preservation of a cardamom variety with coorg origin called…

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