NEW DELHI: Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has sought a proposal from Karnataka for declaring the Kudremukh National Park a tiger reserve.

In a letter to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, Mr.

ENVIRONMENT minister Jairam Ramesh has asked the Karnataka government to submit a proposal to declare the Kudremukh National Park in the Western Ghats as a tiger reserve.

Chikmagalur: Western Ghat Task Force Member Dr Keshava Hegde Korse said that the number of wild animals has been increased considerably after mining activities were wound up by the Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited.

Speaking to Deccan Herald here on Tuesday, he said that a serene atmosphere prevails in the region after mining activities were stopped.

The main premise of political ecology is that environmental change is not a neutral process amenable to technical management. Rather, it has political sources, conditions and ramifications that impinge on socio-economic inequalities and political process.

Though 390 families leading their lives in Kudremukh National Park limits are ready to vacate their land and leave, they allege that Government has not yet come up with any alternative facilities to rehabilitate them.


Vinobha K T, Mangalore, Apr 16, DHNS:

For millennia, they lived in harmony with nature in the pristine forests of what is now the Kudremukh National Park, but in the recent years the innocent world of the Malekudiya tribals is in turmoil.

Besides graduating from iron ore trading to mining and setting up an integrated steel and pellet plant, MSPL has also diversified into industrial gases, wind energy and shipping

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said that there will be no dilution of the provisions of Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 when it comes to clearing projects that require diversion of large tracts of forest land.

Union Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh warned that no mining activities will be allowed in the name of development at any place in the nation including Kudremukh.