The farmers and plantation growers are having sleepless nights due to the rogue elephant menace in the region.

A total of 130 natural tanks in Chikmagalur district are being developed with the assistance of World Bank.

As many as 40 tanks of Tarikere taluk have been brought under this project, said MLA D S Suresh.

He was speaking after inaugurating a participatory rural study programme organised by Water Resources Department at Yarehalli village in the taluk.

District administration had ordered a private person to cut trees belonging to the Forest Department

Of late, it has come to light that the district administration has ordered a private person to cut the trees of a plantation belonging to the Forest Department.

Muthodi, Jan 21, DHNS

Tiger census will be held in all the Reserve Forests of India from January 22 to 27 and accordingly all the preparations have been made for the same in Bhadra Reserve Forest, which is considered as the best Tiger Conservation spots in Asia.

It seems like migratory birds, which are regular feature in the plains of the State this time of the year, have decided to give the lakes a miss this year.

The farmers who were using urea in their farms are now busy in preparing

Farmers of Eshwarahalli, Bairapura and Vastare have refused to give land to construct towers of power transmission from the 220/110/66 kv power transmission centre being built near Muguluvalli village.

Forest department is ready to conduct census of tigers in Bhadra Reserve Forest under Tiger Protection project. The cenus will be carried out with the help of

Chikmagalur taluk tops in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, said Taluk Panchayat President D J Suresh.

Speaking to presspersons, he said special unit project, tribal scheme, 12 finance scheme, rural road connectivity action plan has been approved. All the projects will be completed by December end.

Taluk Panchayat President D J Suresh has held Gram Panchayat Secretaries responsible for poor implementation of projects under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) and asked the GP Secretaries to work harder in this regard.