The expert committee which made a study on the rift between wild elephants and human beings at Chamarajanagara, Mysore and Kodagu districts will submit a scientific report within one and half month to Central government.

Though Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers Act 2006 came into existence two to three years ago, the availability of basic facilities for the tribals living in Kodagu are still a mirage.

Development is yet to reach the Adivasis living in the Scheduled Tribe colony here, along the Kodagu-Kerala border, as they do not have access to basic amenities such as drinking water, proper shelter and food.

Owing to the blessings of rain God, the water-level in Kootuhole, the main source of drinking water to Madikeri, is increased by two and half feet.

A view of Kootuhole, the source of drinking water to Madikeri town. DH Photo
With this, the CMC can supply water for the next 15 days on alternative days without any hitch.

Popularly known as Kashmir of South India, the coffee land and the land which gives birth to Cauvery is geographically a unique land.

Town Municipal Council (TMC) has decided to implement ban on usage of plastic seriously and in this regard it has decided to impose penalty of Rs 500 on shops which use plastic for the first time and Rs 1,000 as penalty for second time. Shops which violate the rule more than twice will lose their license.

There is an increase of 27 per cent in the plan outlay of Rs 1,326 crore announced for Kodagu district for the year 2010-11.

This summer, there are all possibilities of water scarcity cropping up and at the same time there are all possibilities of water supply projects planned by Zilla Panchayat, suffering.

As the water level in Kootuhole has declined, the CMC has decided to supply water on alternate days from March 3.

Madikeri: The long pending demand of the citizens of Kodagu may be realised with the Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee proposing a survey for the Mysore-Madikeri- Mangalore railwayline.

The Minister has also announced the survey for Mysore-Kushalnagar-Madikeri route. With this hopes have been raised for the railway connectivity of the district with the rest of the State.