User: milawes Topic: Land
Category: Land Encroachment
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HC seeks status report on recovery of govt land 27.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday asked the state government to submit a status report in connection with the recovery of government land which has been encroached upon. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar, asked the government counsel on the number of cases that have been filed against the encroachers and how many complaints have been registered. The bench also questioned about how many cases are being heard before the Land Grabbing Prohibition Special Court. During the hearing, amicus curiae Sajan Poovayya informed the court that the staffers working in the Land Grabbing Prohibition Special Court have not been paid salary and not given basic facilities in the court. He said that the government has constituted the court only due to the pressure from the public. The bench immediately directed the government counsel to ensure facilities and salary are given to the special court for smooth functioning. Plaint against Siddharth Samaja Parivarthana ...
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'Forest dept underreporting animal deaths' 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Resource and fund constraints are major challenges before the Karnataka Forest Department, which needs immediate attention to mitigate the man-animal conflict, strengthen elephant corridors and enhance forest cover, B K Mukherjee, Accountant General (E&RSA) said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after the maiden report prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of "Administration of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka", was tabled in the state legislature on Wednesday, Mukherjee said forest patches of Karnataka have changed due to change in land use pattern because of encroachment and improper planning. "Western Ghats is a biodiversity hotspot and faces severe threat. So, we decided to prepare a report on this sensitive topic. We covered 90% of the fragile Western Ghats. We found that the forest department underreports cases of poaching, animal death, conflicts, encroachment and forest fire areas. We also found that the forest department does not have ...
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More than 1.5 lakh acres of forest land in Western Ghats encroached upon in two decades 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
More than 1.5 lakh acres of forest land in Western Ghats encroached upon in two decades
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SC stays NGT's order to demolish seven resorts in picturesque Kasauli 18.6.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The plea contended that such commercial activity can't be permitted due to Kasauli's fragile ecology
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Running free on the road 17.6.2017 Hindu: Youth
Rock band Switcheroo talk about touring the country and making their music
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Jnanabharathi to Get `Protected Land' Tag 15.6.2017 ET: Education
The university has decided not to give any more space to other government agencies. In fact, it refused to grant ten additional acres to the Sports Authority of India.
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Encroachment cleared 14.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Wednesday recovered 16 acres of land in survey number 319 near the Varthur lake in the city.

The officials, with the help of the Bangalore Development Authority police and the local tahsildar, cleared unauthorised sheds.

They also demolished a road along side the lake and recovered the encroached property and fenced the
area, according to an official release.
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Land-grab case: Complaint against BBMP commissioner 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Land-grab case: Complaint against BBMP commissioner
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Monsoon sets in, but SWD encroachment removal faces hurdles 12.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Monsoon has set in, but BBMP's stormwater drain (SWD) encroachment removal drive has almost stopped. For the past four months, there are no regular updates on the encroachment removal drive, triggering fear that heavy rains would again cause flooding in many parts of Bengaluru like last year. An officer in the BBMP's SWD division said the work is on, but not on a big scale. "We are presently creating SWDs at places where these drains existed once and now vacant sites have come up or sheds have been built. We are creating gradients for rainwater to flow." The officer said the focus is not on demolishing big buildings or houses. BBMP's slow pace of work has drawn angry reaction from residents whose houses were razed without any prior notice at Avani Sringerinagar. "Why were our houses demolished in a hurry when other bigwigs encroaching upon SWDs are still comfortable? Why (film actor) Darshan's house and SS Hospital (run by Shamanur Shivashankarappa's family) are not touched? Is it because they are ...
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Karnataka fights to keep scheme while Telangana scraps it 12.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Karnataka fights to keep scheme while Telangana scraps it
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Inert BDA fails to recover its encroached land in Kodihalli 10.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Almost 10 years after directions were issued to take back its land, encroached on by a builder in a prime locality in Kodihalli, HAL 2nd stage, the BDA is yet to pass an eviction order. The Lokayukta institution and a former BDA commissioner had passed orders to restore the land where an apartment complex exists. However, the BDA seems to be dragging its feet and using delaying tactics only to allow the owners to approach the court. The land in question is in survey number 217, Kodihalli. The BDA had acquired three acres and five guntas for the purpose of creating residential layouts. However, it took possession of only two acres and 38 guntas, leaving seven guntas of land, where there were constructed structures. What ensued later is negligence on BDA's part. There was encroachment of BDA-acquired land along with the seven guntas of land dropped from acquisition. As per BDA documents, under the guise of carrying out construction in seven guntas of land, three separate buildings were built by encroaching ...
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Petition questions legality of anti-land grabbing law 10.6.2017 Hindu: National
Court issues notice to State govt.
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Housing society seeks quashing of land grab act provisions 9.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday issued notice to the principal secretary, Revenue Department, and the special court on land grabbing on a petition seeking directions to quash certain provisions of the Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2011. The petitioner, Remco (BHEL) House Building Co-operative Society Ltd approached the high court seeking directions to quash the pending proceedings before the special court. Members of the society, Hemanth Raju, Ashok S Kulli and M A Palani had approached the high court. The special court said that 54 acres of land in Adigarakallenahalli in Anekal taluk was encroached upon by Remco Society and that they cannot sell the sites to members of the society. The petitioner said the high court had already passed an order in three different petitions in favour of the society and the special court cannot hear the matter after a higher court has already decided the matter. The petitioner has also challenged Section 16 of the Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2011 stating that the ...
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Each time it rains, residents here pray that it stops 9.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Each time it rains, residents here pray that it stops
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Dead fish, snakes in Chinnappanahalli lake raise a stink 8.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents are having a harrowing time at Chinnappanahalli lake near Marathalli due to the foul smell from the dead fish floating on the lake. Sonu Goyal, a resident says, "There are around three to four garages around the periphery of the lake which dump their waste nearby. When it rains, the waste seeps into the lake, killing the acquatic life." Another reason for the fishkill, according to Goyal, is the encroachment by buildings around the lake. "Dumping happens around the lake and also the buildings nearby have been trying to encroach the land for a while now. Recently, a JCB brought down the fence around the lake but BBMP officials swooped in and prevented encroachment." BBMP officials said that they were doing their best to keep the lake clean and blamed the The Karnataka Fisheries Department for giving out fishing rights to people. BBMP chief engineer B V Satish said, "We cannot be blamed every time something happens to the lakes. We try our best to maintain them but the other departments need to ...
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United Bengaluru files complaint over threat to kalyani, three lakes 3.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Members of United Bengaluru on Saturday filed a complaint at the Subramanyapura police station against the defacing of Vasanthapura Kalyani, a historical water body, and against the dumping of sewage and garbage in three lakes — Subramanyapura lake and Janardhanakere lake in Vasanthpura and Gowdanapalya lake — in Bengaluru south. The members complained that attempts were being made to reduce the size of Vasanthapura Kalyani to lay a road leading to a property on the southern side of the tank. In Subramanyapura lake, miscreants had damaged its waste weir and sewage and garbage dumping is rampant, the complainants stated. Before lodging complaints, United Bengaluru members, led by freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, visited Subramanyapura lake where a large number of people assembled to greet him. Holding placards, people from all sections of society formed a human chain and urged the members to save the lake. Corporator Hanumanthaiah told the crowd that he is committed to developing the lake and ...
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Now, Subramanyapura lake froths 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Reduced to a reservoir of sewage due to indiscriminate dumping of sewage and waste from the apartments, residential layouts and slums in the vicinity, Subramanyapura lake too started frothing after the pre-monsoon showers on Friday night. The residents in the vicinity woke up to a shocker on Saturday morning when they saw a pile of froth at the waste weir of Subramanyapura lake. Pradeep Rudrapatna, a resident, said, "The lake was in a good condition and the people used to swim there till 2009. But due to rampant encroachment and indiscriminate dumping of sewage, the lake gradually lost its character." Another resident, Ramamurthy, said, Subramanyapura lake is spread over six acres and six guntas. A slum has come up on the gomala land abutting the lake. Also, the unregulated sewage flow into the lake from the nearby apartments and residential layouts and the rampant dumping of waste have only made matter worse. The lake has to be revived at the earliest." Water samples Regional Environment Officer of ...
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498 acres of govt land recovered 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bengaluru Urban district authorities on Wednesday recovered 498.22 acres of government land encroached upon by five people at Chalamakunte near Bagalur under the Bengaluru North (Additional) taluk. The total market value of the recovered land is Rs 1,500 crore, the officials said. Bengaluru North (Additional) tahsildar B R Manjunath told DH that the land grabbers had planted eucalyptus trees on a huge tract of land and had claimed rights over it. Recently, assistant commissioner of north additional sub-division Ranganatha had passed an order rejecting the claim. He had also directed the tahsildar to make amendments to the land records in favour of the government and recover the land. Based on the orders, the recovery process was started on Wednesday. About 50 government officials, led by , Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar, along with a posse of policemen swooped down on the place and took possession of the land. Manjunath said people who had occupied the land put up a strong resistance. ...
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Palike's work on SWD remodelling too late, too little 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BBMP has learnt no lessons from rain-related floods of the past. There are 633 stormwater drains (SWDs) measuring 856 km in the city. The BBMP started the work to remodel SWDs and fence them in 2004, but so far it could complete only 142 km. Recently, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah performed the groundbreaking ceremony to remodel 192 km of SWDs at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore. Still, 522 km SWDs need to be fenced. Most rain-related mishaps take place near lakes and SWDs, but no measures were taken to fence them and remove constructions within their buffer zones. Even the shoulder drains prove dangerous as they are not properly covered or the damaged slabs are not replaced. A former Palike engineer associated with the project told DH he had identified 233 vulnerable points and had emphasised that these points must be covered urgently to prevent flooding. "All my recommendations were consigned to the dustbin. The fallout of trashing my recommendations is there for everyone to see. There is one more ...
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Japanese forest bathing concept comes to IT hub 22.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
For the Japanese, being in the presence of trees is not just a matter of choice, it has been a part of their public health programme since the 80s. The reason being that trees help keep us in the pink of health. Bengalureans too can aspire to forest bathe to stay healthy at the tree park that is taking shape at the Kadugodi Plantation.
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