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Kerala, Thalassery Mysuru Railway Network: Hi-tech Aerial Survey begins in Wayanad
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Kerala, Thalassery Mysuru Railway Network: Hi-tech Aerial Survey begins in Wayanad

November 25, 2021

Karnataka Govt. wake up. Don’t allow Karnataka air-space for survey The proposed Railway line from Thalassery via Wayanad in Kerala to Mysuru via H.D. Kote, Kadakola and Mysuru will destroy pristine forests of Western Ghats causing irreparable and permanent damage to the ecology of the rain-bearing forests and destabilising the earth-crust of the geographical area…

Forest Department red flags Thalassery-Mysuru Rail Line
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Forest Department red flags Thalassery-Mysuru Rail Line

May 8, 2021

State Government applies brakes on project citing irreparable damage to the ecology Mysore/Mysuru: Following an adverse report by the Karnataka Forest Department that pristine forests of Western Ghats (in South Kodagu and Mysuru) will be destroyed if the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru project is implemented, the State Government has stalled the project and has conveyed the same…

Panel forms guidelines for protection of Western Ghats
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Panel forms guidelines for protection of Western Ghats

April 4, 2021

Henceforth, any land-use projects must be approved by Disaster Management Authority Bengaluru: The Expert Committee appointed to study landslide-hit regions of Western Ghats submitted its final report ‘Landslides in Western Ghats and Coastal Karnataka: Prevention and Mitigation Strategies’ to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday after conducting a detailed study on landslide prone…

Pressure mounts on Govt. to act on Kasturirangan Report
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Pressure mounts on Govt. to act on Kasturirangan Report

December 12, 2020

Growers’ delegation meets CM; MLAs demand Kerala model Report proposes Western Ghats as ‘Ecologically Sensitive Area’ Madikeri/Bengaluru: Notwithstanding  the recent formation of a Cabinet Committee to study the Kasturirangan Report and make recommendations to the Centre on its implementation, a delegation of coffee growers and members of Karnataka Growers Federation recently met Chief Minister B.S….

Western Ghats Trek for students
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Western Ghats Trek for students

October 15, 2019

Tiger Adventure Foundation (TAF) is conducting a National Western Ghats Trekking-2019 programme on Beaches of Konkan region from Dec.25 to 28. The programme includes trek from Vannalli Beach to Om beach on the shore, wilderness and hillock apart from other Jala Yoga, Aerial Crossing, Rope Ladder Climbing, Burma Bridge and Jumaring training in Nandigudu region…

Conserving Eco-Sensitive Western Ghats: Task Force recommends special status to eleven Districts
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Conserving Eco-Sensitive Western Ghats: Task Force recommends special status to eleven Districts

July 4, 2019

Bengaluru: Eleven districts that harbour forests of the Western Ghats from Chamarajanagar to Belagavi including Kodagu, Hassan, Shivamogga and Dharwad should get special status on the lines of Article 371(J) for Hyderabad-Karnataka. This recommendation has been made by Western Ghats Task Force in its final report submitted to the State government yesterday. The report was…

Demarcation of Eco-Sensitive Areas in Western Ghats: State rejects Dr. Kasturirangan Committee Report
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Demarcation of Eco-Sensitive Areas in Western Ghats: State rejects Dr. Kasturirangan Committee Report

August 22, 2018

Bengaluru: Days before the Karnataka government was to submit its recommendations to the Centre on the demarcations of Ecologically-Sensitive Areas (ESA), the State has conveyed to the Centre that it has rejected Dr. K. Kasturirangan-led Committee Report that had suggested declaring 1,576 villages (in Karnataka) along the Western Ghats as ESA. The Committee had recommended…

State rejects Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats
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State rejects Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats

April 20, 2017

Bengaluru: Reiterating its opposition to implementation of Kasturirangan Report on saving the eco-sensitive Western Ghat region, the State government has decided to urge the Centre to withdraw the third notification on the report. The State Cabinet which met here yesterday took the decision to this effect. Karnataka has been opposing the report consistently and had…

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