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District administration permitted to extract sand in CRZ areas with GPS: Sasikanth Senthil

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Sasikanth Senthil

Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada district administration has made global positioning system (GPS) a must on boats permitted to remove sand in CRZ areas. This new arrangement will come in to vogue in next 15-days. In addition, these boats will also be painted in a distinct colour to help authorities concerned identity them with ease and […]

Boats for sand extraction should have GPS, says DC

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Mangaluru: The District Sand Monitoring Committee will make it mandatory for traditional boats engaged in sand extraction from rivers in Coastal Regulation Zone to install global positioning system (GPS) and colour code matching with sand blocks allotted to respective permit holders, within a fortnight. Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, who is also the Chairman of the […]

Problems galore at Gombeyata Academy in Uppinakudru village

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
gombeyata academy

Kundapura: The small village of Uppinakudru, recognised for taking the traditional puppet show to the international level, is now marred by negligence by the department concerned. The art is now struggling for its existence. Initially, Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) was a hindrance for the construction of the Gombeyata Academy building. But, currently, the mismanagement by […]

Ideas galore at meeting to promote DK as a tourism hub

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Mangaluru: Ideas and suggestions poured in at an interactive meeting organised by the district administration and the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) here on Wednesday on promotion of sustainable tourism in Dakshina Kannada. The participants nonprofits and citizens demanded improvement in basic facilities, cleanliness and integrated development of beaches and tourist spots, besides […]

Panel to design modalities for sand extraction in CRZ areas

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Mangaluru : The district administration on Wednesday constituted a committee to recommend measures to be taken to reintroduce traditional sand extraction from rivers in Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) areas within a fortnight. Chairing a meeting on sand extraction here, Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim said the committee would be headed by Additional DC Kumar and comprises […]

Sand monitoring committee permitted sand extraction from three rivers

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Mangaluru : The district-level sand monitoring committee has permitted scaled down extraction of sand from three rivers in the coastal regulatory zone (CRZ). About 7.81 lakh tonnes of sand could be extracted. Thought the order was issued on April 16, it was not made public, at least through the media, for reasons best known to […]

Sand mining activities will go on up to May end : Dr Vishal

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Udupi : Deputy Commissioner Dr Vishal R said sand mining will resume on Saturday in the district. Speaking to mediapersons, he said 23 sand blocks have been identified in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) area and work will begin in 20 blocks and the remaining three will start functioning soon. In the non-CRZ area, 11 […]

BJP DK unit stage protest demanding simplify sand policy

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
BJP sand policy

Mangaluru : Members of the BJP local unit staged a protest in front of the DC’s office on Tuesday, demanding that the loopholes in the sand policy be set right. They also demanded that the sand policy be simplified, to ensure that sand is available in the district. Addressing the protesters, BJP leader Ravishankar Mijar […]

Sand extraction from CRZ area stopped from January end : DC

Sunday, February 28th, 2016
CRZ sand

Mangaluru : Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim on Saturday claimed that sand extraction from rivers within coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) has come to a halt with effect from January end for want of clearance from various agencies. Clearance is awaited for about 19 sand blocks identified in Netravati and Gurupura rivers from the National Green Tribunal. […]

CRZ director’s clean chit to MSEZ on Violating CRZ norms

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Kavoor river

Mangalore: The Mangalore special Economic Zone authorities (MSEZ) pleaded innocence in a public meet on Friday, and argued that it had not violated any Coastal Regulation Zone rules. The regional for environment of CRZ, clarified after people of Melukoppala -Athrebailu visited him on May 4, Friday with some environmental activists, who requested Mahesh Kumar (CRZ) […]

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