Forest Minister Ramanath Rai on Wednesday stated that the State government has no plans of carving out new elephant corridor but has, nonetheless, allocated Rs 109.37 crore to a comprehensive project aimed at reducing man-animal conflict.
The project has been envisaged for 15 districts which have seen heightened elephant activity.

The government has prepared a Rs 109-crore comprehensive project to contain man-animal conflict in the backdrop of the increasing number of elephant attacks.

Stressing upon the need to stop encroachments along the elephant corridor, the High Court, on Thursday, called for steps to stop incidents of elephants entering human habitats and repeated recurren

The government on Tuesday said it will not sanction mini-hydel projects, if they are located in forest areas.

RTI REVELATION: Environmentalists Suspect The Figure May Be Much Higher

Two months, assured by the Karnataka government that no new hydel project would be permitted in the Western Ghats region, the high court allowed the forest department to reevaluate two projects tha

‘The project will submerge patches of the riparian forests’

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) constituted high-level working group (HLWG) headed by Planning Commission member K. Kasturirangan has said that the government should reassess the impact that the Gundia hydroelectric power project will have on the environment and proceed with it with “extreme caution”. The HLWG submitted its detailed report on the Western Ghats in New Delhi on April 15.

Supreme Court suggests Tamil Nadu take up the issue with Cauvery River Authority

With Karnataka sticking to its stand that it cannot spare any quantum of water for Tamil Nadu to the detriment of its drinking water requirements, the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested to Tamil Nadu that it take up the matter with the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) headed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Study states that 20,000 MW can be generated by using a minimum 5 pc of wind-rich land

Wastelands in Karnataka can generate at least 50,000 MW of wind energy with turbines fitted at a height of 80 metres, according to a study by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP). The study report released on Wednesday also identified Haveri, Chikkaballapur, Hassan, Bijapur and Kolar districts, apart from Bellary, Chamarajnagar and Chitradurga, for having the potential for generation of wind energy.

Allotment of land, acquired for the layout, to private agencies termed illegal

Those who have lost their land for the formation of S.M. Krishna Nagar layout in Hassan can now get developed land as compensation in lieu of monetary compensation. The Karnataka High Court has directed the Hassan Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to offer developed land to the landowner at the rate of 40 per cent of the total land acquired from each of them in lieu of monetary compensation.