Proposed plant is close to wildlife sanctuaries

Application was rejected on October 13

The State government would take up Jala Nirmala scheme at the cost of Rs 1,100 crore in eleven districts of north Karnataka including Bagalkot, Bidar, Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Haveri, Koppal, Raichur and Uttara Kannada.

As part of its initiative to grow and conserve medicinal plants, the Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation (KSFIC) will soon start a medicinal plant project at Sirsi in Uttara Kannada.

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Mangalore, Aug. 4 The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB)

At least 74 people died in rain-related incidents in Karnataka since June as the state received 391 mm of rainfall in the last one-and-half months against the normal average of 328 mm, Revenue Minister G Karunakara Reddy informed the assembly today.

Sandhya Hegde Almane
Once, the Bachagaon forest region was famous for theft of timbers. Today, though, it is a plantation full of greenery. All thanks to the Bachagaon village forest committee (VFC), which has become a model to other VFCs by providing firewood to villagers and income to the committee by converting plain land into an acacia plantation.

The High Court has ordered notice to the Union Government and other departments over projects planned in Western Ghats, especially in Uttara Kannada (UK) district.

The petitioner, Western Ghats Environment Forum, (WGEF) has moved the High Court against the proposed 137 mini hydel power projects in UK district.

Bhakti V Hegde writes about the success of cleanliness campaigns in Dakshina Kannada district's Gram Panchayats.

The success story of Sampoorna Swachatha Andolan is very much in keeping with Gandhi

Called the Lesser Adjutant, it belongs to the stork species
Uncommon guest: A Lesser Adjutant which was sighted in the Ansi region recently.

Despite the challenge of population growth, India has managed to sustain a remarkable record in the preservation of biodiversity. Yet it might be able to achieve even more if the parameters of conservation policy are extended beyond the purview of just sanctuaries and national parks.