Western Ghats

HT POWERLINE THRU KODAGU: FARMERS TO STAGE PROTEST IN BENGALURU TOMORROW

The KRRS (Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha) will hold a massive rally at Freedom Park in Bengaluru tomorrow in protest against the Mysore -Kozhikode 440 KV High Tension Power line passing through Kodagu district. Announcing this at a press meet here yesterday, KRRS General Secretary Badagalapura Nagendra said that the power line posed a severe threat to…

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Since no alternative routes or options could be figured out, the Ministry would be forced to go ahead with the project : Piyush Goyal

by K.K.Aiyamma Responding to Mysore-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha’s letter requesting for a review of the 400Kv Power Line route passing through Coorg, The Ministry of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal,. has said that: the controversial project has been reviewed several times by—including the Supreme Court and the National?Green Tribunal (NGT), and since…

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Virajpet MLA K G Bopaiah files a complaint against Superintendent of Police, Varthika Katiyar

By K.K. Aiyamma The Hindu is reporting that: Deputy Speaker Shivashankar Reddy on Wednesday referred a complaint by BJP MLA K.G. Bopaiah against Kodagu District Superintendent of Police (SP) Varthika Katiyar to the Privileges Committee. Raising the issue in the Assembly, Mr. Bopaiah alleged that the SP had tried to defame him by wrongly informing…

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State Govt forms a new committee to identify Eco-Sensitive Zones

According to the report in Deccan Herald, under the order of High level Working Group of Western Ghats (HLWG), the state govt has formed a new committee to identify and re-recommended listing of areas under the Eco-Sensitive Zones or Eco-Sensitive Areas(ESA). The report has to be submitted within 60 days. The committee with tour all the districts…

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Shut down call to oppose Dr.Kasturirangan Report….Are Intentions Bona fide?

Image:  Shankara Subramanian /Flickr The Dr.Kasturirangan Report  on protecting the Western Ghats has become  a victim of vested interests trying to protect their personal interests. If Kodagu is to save itself from ecological catastrophe it is imperative that the powers that matter in Kodagu wake up and take measures in this direction. The recent cloud…

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Jairam Ramesh refutes Govt’s charges. Suspects Govt is falling for Vested Interests.

Jairam Ramesh with U.S. Ambassador Roemer at a function displaying artwork provided by the Ranthambore School of Art.Image: US Embassy, New Delhi. Coming down heavily on Karnataka Government’s request to the Center for deletion of the 10 identified sites in Western Ghats, that come under the State of Karnataka, the Union Minister for forest, Jairam…

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Reactions on the Karnataka Govt opposition to World Heritage Tag for Western Ghats

Karnataka Forest Minister C.H. Vijayashankar (R) speaking to Media in Kodagu. File Photo. Reactions are pouring in towards Karantaka Government’s plan to reject the proposal to include Western Ghats as World Hertiage Site by UNESCO. The Forest Minister even refered to UNESCO as a “Foreign Agency” and compared it to East India Company. Netas hand in…

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Govt to Center & UNESCO: Development in Western Ghats will take precedence over Conservation

This monkey does not like it. Lion Tailed Macaque is one of endangered species found in Western Ghats. Image:By Kalyanvarma via Wikimedia Commons The State Govt has decided to reject the proposal of UNESCO to allow certain contagious areas in Western Ghats to be nominated as UNESCO World Heritage site.  The state govt is going…

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Headbanging on Tadiandamol ?

Last time it was 2 Tigers on Prowl near Tadiandamol, come 11th of November and the head bangers will be on the prowl there.  This one made me giggle to myself.  Kishor wrote about Storm Festival.  Seems Storm Festival is something of a woodstock kind of festival for hard rock music lovers.  And this time it…

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Parliament discusses world heritage site list

India has submitted a proposal to UNESCO World Heritage Centre for inscription of 39 serial sites in Western Ghats on its World Heritage List, the Government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. “These sites are in the States of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The Kass Plateau in Maharashtra is one among the 39…

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