Karnataka one of the Southern states of India has 3.83 million ha or recorded forest area which is around 20 percent of its geographical area. Karnataka is endowed with most significant forests in the country ranging from majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungles of the plains.

The Government of Karnataka considers high growth of agriculture and allied sector and ensuring food security as foremost focus areas of its policies. In Karnataka, the performance of agriculture and allied sector has been a major concern as the growth rates of agricultural sector are highly varying and are often negative.

An Act further to amend the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Act, 1964. This Act may be called the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage (Amendment) Act, 2010.

The prime objective of the Policy is to facilitate & expedite establishment of SEZs, at the same time safeguarding the environment and the interests of land owners. The Policy provides for a package of incentives, supportive measures besides clarity on procedural guidelines.

Karnataka is one amongst the industrially developed States in the Country. The State has all potential to stand out on the fore front and has been focusing on development of industries, trade and service sectors. The State Government understands that the challenges poised due to global economic recession have to be addressed to promote economic growth of the State.

The Government of Karnataka has announced a State Policy for Special Economic Zones-2009 vide Govt.Order No. CI/114/SPI/2007 dtd: 28.2.2009 to support and encourage development of SEZs in the State. As per Rule 5(5) of Central SEZ Rules 2006 certain fiscal benefits have been extended to SEZ Developers/ Co-developers/Units in the State Policy for SEZs-2009. The

Karnataka mineral policy 2008 approved by the state cabinet recently.This new policy has 13 major objectives, including progressive features such as adoption of modern techniques in mining, transparency in granting mineral licences and emphasis on value addition.

Karnataka is one amongst the industrially developed States in the Country. The State has all potential to stand out on the fore front and has been focusing on development of industries, trade and service sectors. This policy is framed with the broad guiding principles of creation of employment, development of backward regions and value addition to local resources.

The focus of this policy lies in the concept of

Thirty kilometres from Chikmagalur in the southern Indian state of Karnataka lies the Bhadra tiger reserve. Here, the towering ridges of the western ghats wrap around a gently undulating landscape dissected by scores of streams and draped in the finest moist deciduous forests anywhere. These forests harbour on impressive assemblage of wildlife from the large and imposing elephant and tiger to a dazzlilng array of lesser marvels including birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, and insects. Also scattered across Bhadra's forested landscape are sixteen hamlets.

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