Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. A. Purushottam Chitrapur, Vs. Union of India & Others dated 07/09/2015 regarding projects in the Netravathi basin across river Netravathi and its tributaries / streams in Dakshina Kannada and Hassan Districts in Karnataka.

Mild tremors in and around the Western Ghats is due to the unscientific schemes being implemented by the government in the name of development, fear people of the region.

Work in progress on the Yettinahole project in Sakleshpur taluk, Hassan district.

But Hassan district may have shortage this time
going down: The dipping water level in the Hemavathi reservoir may hit water supply to Hassan town. DH photo

Cities like Mysore, Bangalore and Mandya may not face a drinking water problem this year, with the Krishnarajasagar (KRS) and Kabini reservoirs recording enough storage. But things do not appear to be too rosy for Hassan that depends on the Hemavathi reservoir for its water needs.

Bangalore: “Let’s change Bangalore from a city of air conditioners to an air-conditioned city.”

To convey this message to citizens, cricketer Javagal Srinath has joined Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and Robin Uthappa in spearheading Green Wicket, a campaign to make students more conscious about waste segregation, water conservation, saving energy and maintaining hygiene. It was launched by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board on March 4.

Zilla panchayat (ZP) president Ambika Ramanna, here on Wednesday, called upon officers to give priority to drinking water projects.

Addressing officers during the Karnataka Development Programme review meeting, she said that as six taluks in the district were drought-hit, many areas were facing drinking water shortage. People had to travel long distances to fetch water, she said.

Tigers are getting too close for comfort: three human deaths in five days have once more brought the man-animal conflict into focus.

Statistics with TOI show the state has seen 30 human deaths since April this year. While 23 were killed in elephant attacks, the rest succumbed to attacks by tigers, leopards, wild boars and bears. In the same period, around 300 head of cattle were killed by wild animals.
A senior forest official said 2013-14 is set to see even higher number of casualties due to this conflict. "We've crossed just half the year, and the numbers are scary," he said.

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The State Forest department is all set to capture around 150 to 200 wild elephants that are “in continued conflict with humans”, and hold them captive to put an end to the problem “once and for all

Karnataka is facing a strange phenomenon: it's in the grip of a drought and floods at the same time. The floods have followed two successive years of drought.