BANGALORE: Few days after Karnataka cancelled 51 iron ore mining leases under category C, chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the government soon would decide on auctioning these leases.

The State government has declared as many as 167 hoblis in 80 taluks of 21 districts has drought affected this year, even as other parts continue to receive excess rainfall.

Citing it a matter of ‘serious concern,’ the government said that some of the hoblis showed all the three drought indicators, including, deficit rain while others showed two.

The National Green Tribunal (South Zone) on Wednesday ordered status quo on all project activities proposed in the Amrit Mahal Kaval grassland ecosystems of Challakere taluk, Chitradurga, with imme

BARC, meanwhile, planned to set up a technology deployment facility named Special Materials Facility.

The ongoing construction of the country’s lone aeronautic testing range of the DRDO in Chitradurga district in Karnataka was on Wednesday put on hold by the Southern Bench of the National Green Tri

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The Indian tricolour may have lost its indigenous connection with the ‘desi’ cotton variety, with the use of Bt cotton — a proprietary technology of an American seed company.

The massive diversion of around 10,000 acres of Amrithmahal Kavals in Challakere Taluk in Chitradurga District for a variety of industrial, defence, institutional and infrastructure developments by the Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga since 2009 has caused widespread concern.

At present, Sesa Goa's all mining operations in India are closed primarily due to Supreme Court-imposed mining bans in Goa and Karnataka

State Forest department had pointed to violations by firm

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has paved the way for Sesa Goa, an arm of the Vedanta Group, to resume mining in 164 hectares (ha) of land in the Nirthady forest of Chitradurga.