Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Joshine Antony Gau Gyan Foundation Vs. Commissioner Corporation of the City of Belgavi & Others dated 22/03/2018 regarding illegal running of slaughter houses in Belgavi, Karnataka.

State Pollution Control Board has been directed to file statement after inspection as to the number of slaughter houses which are running with proper license and authorization and list of those who have no such permission to run or sanction.

NEW DELHI: Solar power plants at six airports have been delayed due to wrangling between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and power distribution companies over net metering arrangements.

A high-level Environment Ministry panel has accorded green signal to the development of no-frill airports at Kishangarh in Rajasthan's Ajmer and Belgaum in Karnataka.

Units to be set up in B'lore, M'lore, Belgaum, Gulbarga

The State government has decided to set up Disaster Response Forces (DRFs) in Bangalore, Mangalore, Belgaum and Gulbarga.
The four DRFs, each with a fixed area of operation, will cover the entire state taking up rescue and rehabilitation works in case of any natural calamity or man-made disaster, according to official sources.

BELGAUM: A private firm will set up a wind farm at Kakthi that will generate 13MW of power. The work is already under progress and is expected to be completed within 4-5 weeks.

BELGAUM: The forest department will plant more than 50,000 saplings at various places across the city during this monsoon. The saplings will be planted from June 5.

Almost all departments ignore three-year-old GO

Wondering why the State is facing a power crisis? Here’s another classic example of governmental sloth: The state’s public offices have failed to install power-saving equipment, despite it having been made mandatory, contributing to heavier power consumption in Karnataka.A government circular issued three years ago made it compulsory for all government departments to install electrical ballasts in their offices. This has been ignored by almost all the departments barring two electricity supply companies which are also not up to speed on installing ballasts.

If you think you are consuming packaged water and thus you are safe, you may be wrong. The report card of the State Health Department on water samples shows that water could be substandard, even if it is stored in a sealed container.

Of the eight packaged drinking water samples analysed by the Public Health Institute of the department of Health and Family Welfare in June, seven (87.5 per cent) were found to be substandard and thus did not meet the prescribed specification of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Nagesh Prabhu

The Karnataka Government has decided to extend the 24x7 water supply scheme from a few select wards to the entire city corporations of Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga.