Chikmagalur: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said that an action plan has been prepared to develop the Kadur-Chikmagalur road at an estimated cost of Rs 136 crore.

Beneficiaries with their mothers at the venue.

Kalasapura village of Chikmagalur was a happy little hamlet but things changed for the residents about three decades ago, ever since it is said that there is an Uranium deposit at Rangappanagudda near Kalasapura.

A partial view of Rangappanagudda near Kalasapura in Chikmagalur, where Uranium deposit has been reportedly found.

Kalasa, oct 6, DHNS:

Residents in Kudremukh town and Jambale, Nellibeedu, Bandagal villages experienced mild earth tremors between 6.45 pm and 7 pm on Wednesday. The tremors lasted for three seconds.

An employee of Kudremukh Iron Ore Corporation Limited telephoned Deccan Herald office to convey the same. The town has experienced such tremors at least 23 times.

The main premise of political ecology is that environmental change is not a neutral process amenable to technical management. Rather, it has political sources, conditions and ramifications that impinge on socio-economic inequalities and political process.

Birur, August 20, DH News Service:

Two rogue tuskers have destroyed jowar and sunflower fields on Yagati road near Birur.

The rogue tuskers came from Arasikere on Thursday night and on Friday morning they were seen near Birur. At about 8 am, they entered the jowar field of Dogehalli Thimmarayappa and destroyed the farmland.

A sum of Rs 25 crore has been granted to Chikmagalur district by NABARD through non governmental organisations for the development of rural areas by implementing watershed project with the help of villagers, informed NABARD Assistant Executive Dr Diwakar Hegde.

He was speaking after the inauguration of Hasiru Habba programme organised by NABARD - Bhoomi Susthira Abhivriddhi Samsthe in associati

Chief Whip in the State Assembly and MLA D N Jeevaraj had openly announced that the state government had not given permission for the setting up of mini hydro power projects in Chikmagalur.

However, in reality, the state government had entered into an agreement with the private companies for the setting up of 42 mini hydro power projects in Malnad region, on April 24.

Farmers of Chikmagalur have estranged from Sunflower crop this year as they have developed love for cultivating ginger and jowar cultivation.

The inclination is evident if one looks at the statistics of Agriculture department.
Every year 16,300 hectare land is sown with sunflower seeds in Chikmagalur and Kadur taluks but this year the area has shrunk to 4,710 hectare.

Environmental organisations have said that medicinal herbs are being openly looted from Mullaiahnagiri, Bababudangiri, Kemmangundi and Chandrdrona hill range.

A press release from environmental activist G Veeresh said that the plants from these hill have been in great demand from time immemorial and hence district administration and forest department should take steps to conserve the same.

About 1,38,254 acres revenue land in Chikmagalur district has been included for reserve forest. Of which, 24,789 acre land has been declared as forest land by