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Cops crackdown on illegal use of explosives around KRS Dam
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Cops crackdown on illegal use of explosives around KRS Dam

Mandya: Pandavapura Police have launched a crackdown on two  illegal stone quarrying units for using explosives at Baby Betta Kaval limits in Pandavapura Taluk. Baby Betta Kaval falls under 20 kms radius around the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam.  On a tip off, Police carried out this crackdown. Police have seized explosives like gelatin sticks,…

Mandya DC bans explosives for stone quarrying 20 kms around KRS Dam
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Mandya DC bans explosives for stone quarrying 20 kms around KRS Dam

Mandya:  Mandya Deputy Commissioner (DC) N. Manjushree has banned the use of explosives in mining and stone quarrying activities in 20 kilometers radius around the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. The ban has been imposed in view of Karnataka State Natural Disasters Monitoring Committee (KSNDMC) recommending the Mandya District Administration to check damages and fractures…

KRS Dam: Forewarned is Forearmed
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KRS Dam: Forewarned is Forearmed

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief The fact that the sound of the blast was recorded at the Earthquake Monitoring Centre at Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam according to C.N. Prabhu, scientist from Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre in Bengaluru, should cause serious concern about the safety of the Dam to those authorities entrusted with the…

Stone Crusher Owners’ Association claims there is no threat to KRS
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Stone Crusher Owners’ Association claims there is no threat to KRS

Mysuru:  The Stone Crusher Owners and Quarry Owners Association, Pandavapura in Mandya District, has clarified that their mining activities in Baby Betta and surrounding areas are not a threat to Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. In a press release, President of Association K. Krishna, Treasurer A.S. Ramesh and Secretary C. Shivakumar have said that the…

Stone mining threat to KRS Dam: I have no objection to stop mining, says Mandya District Minister
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Stone mining threat to KRS Dam: I have no objection to stop mining, says Mandya District Minister

Mandya:  Mandya District Minister C.S. Puttaraju has stated that he has already directed the District authorities to take steps to curb illegal mining at Chinnakurali, Baby Betta Kaval, Amrutha Mahal Kaval, Honaganahalli, Bastipura, Beechanakuppe, Avverahalli and Bannangadi. He was reacting to Star of Mysore report published yesterday under the title ‘Stone Mining at Baby Betta:…

Nature’s way of washing away waste
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Nature’s way of washing away waste

The rains may have stopped and the water levels are slowly receding from flood-hit areas. But authorities have another uphill battle — disposal of waste. Flood waters have left behind tonnes of solid waste including tree branches, uprooted creepers, waste clothes and plastic in towns and villages, like this one at the historical Wellesley Bridge…

Outflow to river from KRS stopped after 40 days
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Outflow to river from KRS stopped after 40 days

Mandya: With the intensity of rain coming down in Kodagu district, the outflow from KRS Dam in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district to the river has been stopped from today morning after a gap of 40 days. However, water is being released from the dam to canals. With heavy rains in Cauvery River catchment areas…

Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!
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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It was distressing to read reports that thousands of birds’ nests, eggs and hatchlings at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary were washed away recently when the floodgates of the KRS Dam were opened to let out the water that exceeded its storage capacity. This is not the first time that…

An open letter to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy
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An open letter to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy

Dear Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, I read today with dismay that the iconic Brindavan Gardens is to be redeveloped on the lines of Disneyland USA. The dream project of the Mysore’s teenaged King, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar was to construct a dam across the Cauvery for human benefit and he appointed Sir M. Visvesvaraya as the…

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