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British era river route to be revived 29.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
British era river route to be revived
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Reviving the natural coastal guards 27.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The biodiversity of Karnataka is often represented by depicting the Western Ghats and the tigers. While the importance of both cannot be undermined, there is also the 320-km-long coastline that the state boasts of, with its magnificent rivers, lagoons, bay areas, creeks, and beaches. It is amidst this habitable conglomeration of saline waters from the seas and fresh water from the rivers, where the mangroves, the floating forests, thrive. These forests may not be as magnanimous as the more famous mangrove ecosystem of eastern India, the Sunderbans. However, the mangrove patches of Karnataka are a veritable spectacle, proving their worth through the ecological good they are bringing to the area, and the growing economic value. Some of the best locations to find mangroves in Karnataka are Swarna, Sita, Kodi, Gangoli, Aghanashini and Kali rivers, and towards the mouth of Haladi-Chakra-Kollur rivers. As the rivers and several small rivulets originating from the Western Ghats make their way towards the ...
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Protest against Kasturirangan report to be intensified 27.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of 472 areas in the district identified as ESAs to push for rejection of the report
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Coffee Board predicts 9% dip in production for 2016-17 season 27.3.2017 ET: Agriculture
Changing climatic conditions especially erratic rainfall and high temperature have aggravated the problem, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha.
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No outcome from meet on Kasturirangan report 27.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
There was no fruitful outcome from the meeting of Kasturirangan committee report panel members comprising ministers and legislators from areas abutting Western Ghats, where the proposed eco-sensitive zones will be demarcated. The MLAs wanted the state government to follow the Kerala model while ministers are keen to preserve the pristine forest patch. Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the meeting, Forest Minister B Ramanath Rai said that the stand of the government is clear. "Areas where human settlement is there will be deleted and all reserve forest, sanctuaries and eco-sensitive zones will be included.'' The Kasturirangan report has proposed to declare 20,668 sqkm as ecological sensitive zone in Karnataka. But the state government has proposed to reduce this by 1,571 sqkm (which is inhabited by 1,576 villages) and retain 19,097 sqkm as the "no-go zone". Most of the participants in the meeting were not convinced and wanted the government to follow the Kerala model, where they have proposed ...
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Water woes echo through bypoll campaign 25.3.2017 Hindu: News
Scarcity of drinking water peaks across Gundlupet taluk, which is going to the polls on April 9
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Munnar set to hog limelight again 25.3.2017 Hindu: National
Hill station witnessing rampant encroachments and illegal constructions
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G20 leaders to discuss finance and economic policy on the ghats of Varanasi 24.3.2017 TOI: India Business
PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi will play host to G20 financial and economic policy mandarins who will brainstorm on the state of the global economy next week. The meeting is scheduled for March 28-29, a senior government official said.
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Centre rekindles dialogue on Ghats 24.3.2017 DNA: Top News
Rekindling the process of consultations with state governments, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has written to all six Western Ghats states, asking them to submit their views on how much of the eco-sensitive area they want to retain in the ecologically fragile Ghats. Senior officials from the ministry confirmed that they have written to chief secretaries of all states. The letter comes after the ministry republished the draft notification on Western Ghats earlier this month, that identifies 56,825 sq km as ecologically sensitive area (ESA) across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The draft notification is based on the report of the K Kasturirangan led High-Level Working Group. The republished draft notification reiterated the ban on all mining, new thermal plants, and the red category of severely polluting industries. It also said that hydropower projects will be allowed subject to specific conditions such as maintaining a minimum water flow in the rivers. "We ...
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Soon after NGT order, INO scientists to look at options to file fresh EC 23.3.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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How Paris fell in love with coffee grown by Andhra tribals 22.3.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Retracing the journey that brought coffee from Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh to an upscale café in the aristocratic district of Le Marais in Paris.
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Meet on Kasturirangan panel report today 21.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
A meeting of jurisdictional legislators and forest departments officials has been convened on Wednesday to discuss the state government's response to Kasturirangan's report on Western Ghats. Replying to a discussion on the fourth draft notification on Kasturirangan report on preservation of the Western Ghats in Legislative Assembly, Law Minister TBJayachandra said members of a Cabinet sub-committee constituted to study the pros and cons of the report will also be present at the meeting. Earlier, DNJeevaraj (BJP) urged the government to keep out populated areas, agricultural land and plantation regions from being declared Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) in the Western Ghats by following the Kerala model. sabhas held meetings to discuss areas classified as ESAs in draft notifications of the Kasturirangan report on preservation of the Western Ghats. The outcome of the gram sabha meetings along with necessary physical surveys were then submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests seeking ...
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Rejuvenation of Tamirabharani wetlands to commence today 21.3.2017 Hindu: Madurai
The first programme of the series will be launched in Nainarkulam in Tirunelveli
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Quarrying destroying hills 20.3.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Operators allegedly flout court orders on nature protection
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Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment 20.3.2017 Top Stories
Lately, Goa has been in the news for frighteningly violent crimes against tourists, including rape
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Forest officials on high alert after Bhimgad fire 20.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The onset of summer has put officials and ground staff of the Forest Department in the district on high alert against possible forest fires, with the first such case reported from the Bhimgad wildlife...
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No plans for temple atPonnambalamedu: TDB 19.3.2017 Hindu: Kerala
His yearning to raise a temple has been misinterpreted: Prayar
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10 photos that capture Karnataka's beauty 19.3.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Our readers have shared some stunning pictures of India. You can share yours too at #India-Photos!
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Southern Shigmo: Tales of a 'maand' 19.3.2017 TOI: Goa
Shigmo, celebrated all over Goa, takes on unique flavours from village to village. STOI travels to Canacona, Goa’s southernmost taluka, to look at some of the traditions that accompany this festival
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BJP report card ahead of Delhi civic polls 18.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly five years after the BJP released its manifesto for elections to Delhi’s municipal corporations, over half the promises laid out in the document remain unfulfilled.
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