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Sand extraction in non-CRZ areas to begin in a week: Priyanka Mary

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Udupi: Addressing a press meet here on Friday October 12, deputy commissioner of the district, Priyanka Mary Francis, stated that sand extraction in non-coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) areas in the district is expected to begin in a week. At the same time, she said it might take some time for sand mining to begin in […]

Move to relax sand norms may trigger illegal extraction: NECF

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Mangaluru: Terming the demand from legislators of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts under the leadership of Minister U.T. Khader to get sand extraction norms relaxed as a move that would facilitate illegal sand extraction from rivers in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) area, the National Environment Care Federation (NECF) has invited them for an open […]

Pvt. agency ordered to removestructures on St. Mary’s Island

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Udupi: The district administration has ordered the private agency in charge of maintenance of St. Mary’s Island near Malpe here to remove all structures which were in violation of the provisions of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2011, on the island. In her order on July 11, 2018, Deputy Commissioner and president of Malpe Development […]

We will not allow further destruction of eco-system: Sasikanth Senthil

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil has said there is no question of letting Coastal Regulation Zone ecosystem get further destroyed by excessive sand extraction. The administration is conscious about the importance of the CRZ ecosystem and the consequences of unbridled sand extraction. It is taking steps in a phased manner to ensure orderliness in […]

Sand extraction in Coastal Regulation Zone continues unabated

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Mangaluru: Despite tall claims by the district administration about reigning in deviations in sand extraction from rivers in Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), use of outboard engine-fitted large boats and earthmovers for extracting and loading sand continues to be rampant. While use of machinery goes against guidelines of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change […]

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
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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 […]

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