Many serve as daily wage workers for decades and retire without benefits

People who protect wild animals from poachers in the Bhadra Tiger Reserve lead an insecure life. Forest guards, who suffer disabilities in the line of duty, work for a paltry sum as salary and are deprived of service security.

The Karnataka High Court has issued a notice to the district administration on illegal sand mining in district.

Following the notice, issued on a petition by Rajya Raitha Sangha, the district administration has put a brake on rampant sand mining on the banks of River Hemavathi and Thunga Bhadra.

State government loosing huge amount of royalty If Bellary district gained notoriety for illegal iron ore mining, Chikmagalur district seems to be following it’s foot steps for unabated illegal sand mining.

Sand mining going on blatantly on the banks of river in Chikmagalur district.This surely does not require any proof because everyone is well aware of the ongoing sand mining in banks of almost every major river in the district.

The State government has dropped a proposal to expand the Bhadra Tiger Reserve as well as include Kudremukh National Park under Project Tiger after local people opposed it, Law Minister Suresh Kumar told the Assembly on Thursday.

Replying to the issue raised by Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, the minister said the government shelved the plan in the interest of tribals and other forest dwellers.

The State Forest department has decided to grow over 20 lakh sandalwood trees on 2,000 acres of land at a cost of Rs 50 crore in nine districts of the State.

Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara told mediapersons on Monday that the project, implemented in Mysore on a pilot basis, would be extended to other parts of the State.

Government blamed for poor planning in implementing drinking water schemes

Chikmagalur: District in-charge Minister Suresh Kumar has said that Chikmagalur will be included in the II Phase of Kannada Ganga Project.

Study shows the birth rate drop is more drastic in southern districts

There has been an alarming decline in the fertility rates of women in Karnataka in the past decade, a study of the available 2011 census data has revealed.
The study conducted by the Population Research Centre at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) shows the fertility rate has declined to two children per woman in the State in the past five years, resulting in a faster negative growth in the child and young population in future.

Task force report uncovers

Jairam Ramesh says all formalities are expected to be completed soon
Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here on Sunday that the Union government had approved two more tiger reserves in Karnataka and the formalities would be completed in a few days.

Mr. Ramesh told reporters that B.R.