New vented dams will be built Western Ghat rivers : Minister Madhuswamy

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
Minister Madhuswamy

Udupi : A master plan for the construction of vented dams across the rivers flowing from the Western Ghats into the coastal region is being prepared. 1,348 new vented dams will be built under this project, said Minister of Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation and Minor Irrigation Madhuswamy. Speaking at a news conference here, he […]

Mangaluru : Fear of landslides triggers exodus from KNP

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Mangaluru : “When it starts raining, we sit up wide awake fearing our and the family’s safety throughout the night,” said a woman residing in Makki near Didupe in Beltangady taluk. With the massive landslides and floods destroying paddy fields and areca plantations a month ago, 14 families residing in Makki, Parla, Daipittilu and Ilyarakanda […]

Western Ghats foothills..only 183 staff in the forest department!

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Mangaluru: Normally, from an uprooted tree to a herd of elephants barging into a farm, the forest department is responsible. But, there are only 183 staff in the forest department, responsible for the protection of the dense forest of the along the foothills of the western ghats that lie in D.K. district! Yes, the total […]

Western Ghats abuse is a poll issue

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Mangaluru: Abuse of the Western Ghats has turned out to be an issue for the first time in an Assembly election in Dakshina Kannada where campaigning ended on Thursday. Environmentalists took out a week-long campaign against the Yettinahole or the Netravathi diversion project, while the government called it an Integrated Drinking Water Project, highlighting all […]

Hunting still a pastime in Western Ghats despite ban

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Mangaluru ghat

Mangaluru: A team of nature lovers from Mangaluru were in for a shock when they were trekking on the foothils of Western Ghats near Mudigere. For, they saw around 30 men, many of them carrying country made guns and sickles, roaming near reserve forest at Ombathugudda at Kottigehara to hunt animals, despite rules ban it. […]

Unscientific projects would cause irreparable damage to the Western Ghat : T V Ramachandra

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
T V Ramachandra

Mangaluru : Indian Institute of Science Centre for Ecological Sciences Energy and Wetland Research Group (CES) Head Dr T V Ramachandra said that the State government should concentrate on rain water harvesting in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts which have the capacity of around 52 TMC and 62 TMC of rain water production respectively, instead of […]

Union government sanctioned Rs. 1.44 crore to Pilikula Nisargadhama

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
MLA lobo

Mangaluru : Dr. Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama is likely to get Rs. 1.44 crore from the Union government under the Lead Garden Project, according to J.R. Lobo, MLA, Mangaluru City South. Speaking to presspersons at Nisargadhama after inspecting development projects on Monday he said that the office of the Nisargadhama has learnt from sources that […]

State Govt unhappy over World Heritage Tag to Western Ghats

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
World Heritage

Bangalore: The State government has decided not to sign any agreement with regard to the inclusion of Western Ghats in the World Heritage site list. A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting held at the CM’s home office Krishna on Wednesday. It was also decided to write to the Centre to reconsider […]

Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is the richest in Karnataka?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
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Mangalore : It may surprise people at large, and point out to Dharmasthala, Kateelu, Mangaladevi, Hattiangadi, Kadri, Bappanadu, Udupi Krishna, Vitla Anantheshwara and  ever so many other temples but the Kukke Serpent God Sree Subrahmanya has emerged as the richest, with a temple in western Ghat (hills) area near Puttur. A big Ratha Yatra takes […]