The High Court has ordered injunction against the laying railway lines through a reserve forest patch in Challakere, Chitradurga taluk, for iron ore mining.

Siddaiah Hiremath and Sacchidananda Kurgund write about the hundreds of windmills used for power generation in Gadag and Chitradurga districts respectively.

Mahesh Kulkarni / Chennai/ Bangalore March 02, 2009, 0:03 IST

Report on mining irregularities in Karnataka is out A mining company in Andhra Pradesh has extended its area and operations into Bellary district in Karnataka, said an investigation of mining irregularities in Karnataka. Karnataka

2008 Karnataka Lokayukta report on illegal mining.

DH News Service, Bangalore:

The State government is committed to provide potable water from surface-level sources to all urban and rural areas in five years, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa said on Thursday.

Rakesh Prakash & Bishnu Dash / Bangalore/bhubaneswar September 03, 2008, 1:16 IST

Farm workers swiping biometric cards to receive their daily wages is all set to become a reality in Orissa and Karnataka villages. Both states are ready to distribute smart cards to ensure transparency in the disbursal of social security pension and payment of wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

By Asha Krishnaswamy, DH News Service, Bangalore:

The satellite images, which are part of the Lokayukta report on the mining activities in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts, indicate that there is rampant illegal mining by many companies.

The images are given by the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Hyderabad and processed as well as analysed by Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre (KSRSAC).

DH News Service, Bangalore:
Public Works Minister C M Udasi on Tuesday told the legislative assembly that the government will not construct roads in forests as it would be against the forest conservation legislation. However, basic amenities would be provided to the human settlements in the neighbourhood of villages.

The present study aims at the assessment of water quality in Mallapura tank of Chitradurga, Karnataka. The physico-chemical parameters of the Mallapura tank has been studied monthly during the year October 2004 to September 2005 from one site. The results revealed that most of the water quality parameters are not within the permissible limit as per WHO and BIS standards.