State government has decided to fund the Kundamestri project, which will provide drinking water to Madikeri town, following Centre

The State government has released a sum of Rs 1.5 crore for Kodagu district to take up developmental projects in villages selected under first and third phase of Suvarna Gramodaya Yojana, for the year 2010-11.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had assured to provide a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of those who were killed in wild elephant attack in Kodagu and also to initiate measures to check the wild elephant menace in the district, said MLA M P Appacchuranjan.

Kodagu District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee members visited Madikeri and Virajpet taluk and inspected progress of Centre funded projects in selected GPs, on Tuesday.

Not everything is rosy in Dubare elephant camp. This has been proved by untimely death of elephants in the camp. Dubare camp was started to tame the elephants that are caught in forest four decades ago. In fact, it is one of the largest elephant camps in Karnataka.

Unfortunately, as the years pass by, the number of elephants are on decline in the camp. At present, the camp has 18 elephants.

Jeevan Chinnappa

Madikeri Munciple Council has decided to supply drinking water to the public everyday owing to the heavy rain that has been pouring in the region since five days. The heavy rainfall has filled Kootuhole, the major water source of the region.

Zilla Panchayat meeting directed Zilla Panchayat engineering division to withdraw an action plan of Rs 9.86 crore submitted to the government as an alternative to the aleady submitted action plan of Rs 12.96 crore for drinking water project during 2009-10.

The Forest Department has decided to conduct a survey to protect Devarakadu in association with the local villagers by evicting the encroached Devarakadu after monsoon.

A total of Rs 3 crore will be with ZP to carry out various works under the scheme

A sum of Rs 2.5 crore has been released to Kodagu district for 2010-11 under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.