User: subbu Topic: Land Issues
Category: Turahalli
Last updated: Mar 12 2018 24:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Soaring temperature ignites forest fires 11.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
While many of them are not severe enough to be considered forest fire, what is of concern is that a majority of them are set by humans — accidentally or otherwise
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Fire breaks out again at Turahalli 5.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

A day after a major fire broke out at Turahalli, the nearly 600-acre urban forest saw officials scramble to douse two more fires on Monday.

While a fire that broke out earlier in the day wa

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Forest fires in Kodagu, Turahalli, and Lakkavalli 5.3.2018 Hindu: Health
100 people deployed to contain blaze at Maldare forest
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Mystery forest fire burns down 10 acres of Turahalli woods 4.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A mysterious fire gutted over 10 acres of woods at the Turahalli reserve forest close to the city on Sunday. Local residents joined hands with forest officials to put out the leaping flames two hours after it was first spotted around 2 pm. Officials said this is the first forest fire inside the reserve this year, though sporadic incidents of garbage being set on fire had been reported. Forest officials have been struggling to safeguard the sprawling 60-acre wooded patch closest to the city against the locals, villagers, property developers, politicians and other influential people interested in either encroaching the place or clearing it for development. They fenced the place and restricted entry. "We had put up a check post a few months ago," a forest official said. "Trekkers, bikers, walkers and even those entering casually need to take permission. This did not amuse adventure lovers who thought it is their backyard." Suspicion has fallen on villagers who could have set off the blaze to collect the ...
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Wild elephants spotted near Bengaluru-Mysuru highway 31.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Tension prevailed among the residents of Kambipura and Anchepalya villages when two wild elephants strayed close to the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway on Saturday.The forest officials, who were alerted, ma...
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‘IT city’ turning into a rock climber’s paradise 28.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Turahalli, Ramanagaram, Savandurga, Kabbaladurga, Raogudlu, Avati, Antara Gange are popular destinations
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The forest at the edge of town 21.6.2017 Hindu: Youth
Hear your heart beat and feel your spirit soar in the tree-lined paths of Turahalli
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Can Tataguni Estate be preserved as an urban forest? 10.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
A conservation reserve tag will ensure wildlife there is protected, rather than it becoming just a green space, says official
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Forest dept lays claim to land allotted for court near Turahalli 29.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After convincing the BMRCL to change its mind on building a Metro depot in UM Kaval, the Forest Department is now trying to reclaim another piece of land in Turahalli reserve forest that was allotted by the Bengaluru Urban deputy commissioner for construction of a court complex. In a letter to the deputy commissioner in early May, Dipika Bajpai, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bengaluru Urban division, has asked for return of 10 acres of land in Survey No 22 in Mylasandra village, Kengeri hobli, Bengaluru South taluk, which falls under Turahalli reserve forest. The land has been handed over to the Judicial Department for construction of a court complex. In the letter, Bajpai stated that no prior permission had been taken for allotment of the forest land and that it was a violation of Rule 41(1) of the Karnataka Forest Rules, 1969. Rule 41(1) clearly states that any wooded land within the 100-metre buffer zone of any revenue forest cannot be allotted for non-forestry purposes unless the deputy conservator ...
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Explore the city's green wealth, soak in nature with the weekly tree walks 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.'' True to this quote of Rabindranath Tagore, a bunch of city-based wildlife volunteers and naturalists are holding tree walks for those who want to know more about these green angels. Held every week, mostly on Sundays, the walks enable one to observe and listen to trees, the rustling leaves, chirping of birds nestled on them and more. The three-hour walk held in green lung spaces like Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Hesaraghatta, Turahalli forest and Kanakapura taluk includes introduction to trees and Bengaluru's geography along with identification of leaves and tree species. The walks are held under the banner Budding Explorers. Karthik Samprathi, a wildlife volunteer with Karnataka forest department and one of the organisers said the demand for such walks is increasing. "There is no age limit and anyone can take part in it. The last edition conducted on April 2 witnessed participation of around 15 children and 10 adults. ...
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People's problems 9.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Dug-up roadside not repaired The two sides of Siddaiah Puranik Road in Basaveshwara Nagar have been dug up and left partially open or shoddily covered. The road sees heavy traffic as a number of schools, hospitals and banks are located nearby. The unrepaired road poses a danger to motorists and pedestrians alike. Students, women and senior citizens form a sizeable population of daily commuters. The road is already chock-a-block and its poor condition only makes matters worse. Swaroop M N Mattresses burnt on lakebed The Subramanyapura lakebed has been exposed to dumping and burning of garbage, including old mattresses. As if that were not enough, the road from the lake towards Turahalli is being treated like a trash can. The smoke and fire caused by the burning of mattresses discourages motorists from using the road. Local residents and the authorities concerned should come forward to save the lake and conserve it for a better tomorrow. Narayan Kulkarni, D S Max Saaga Close open gutter in Whitefield An ...
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After bedas, ideas pour in for the bekus 6.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Some citizens pointed out how existing green spaces, such as Cubbon Park, are shrinking by the day
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Rock Eagle Owls of the NICE Road 16.2.2017 Citizen Matters

These birds are on the verge of extinction, due to loss of habitat and superstition. You'd be lucky if you are able to spot one!

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Cycling posing threat to flora, fauna in Turahalli forest 27.11.2016 deccanherald.com
Wildlife conservationists want the state government to protect the Turahalli reserve forest from the influx of eco-tourists, cyclists and walkers. The forest patch, located 20 km from Bengaluru off Kanakapura Road, is already under pressure from urbanisation. The forest patch, once popular with bird watchers, butterfly watchers and trekkers, now attracts cyclists in droves. Cyclists are particularly drawn to its undulating hillocks. Riding them down, they often run over small animals and plants, environmentalist M B Krishna said, calling for strict regulation of people's entry into the forest. He sought curbs on walkers and cyclists, and gave the example of Lalbagh where people are not permitted to walk on lawns, and there are dedicated pathways. In Turahalli, Krishna said, there are many instances of cyclists running frogs over. Krishna said a social media campaign was under way to educate cyclists on the dos and don'ts while visiting Turahalli and other forest patches. The Turahalli reserve forest is ...
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Axing trees in Turahalli forest for power line shocks greens 24.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Non-forestry activities are in full swing inside the Turahalli reserve forest in Bengaluru South, where trees were felled to lay electricity lines, while earthmovers were deployed to lay a road inside it, four days ago. Wildlife enthusiasts were in for a shock when they saw that a few trees, mostly those of tendu leaves (used in the manufacture of beedis), inside the forest were felled to draw an electricity line up to Shani Mahatma temple atop the hillock. The forest is home to peacocks, snakes, mongoose, wild boars and a variety of birds. Mohan Gowda, a regular visitor, said drawing an electricity line inside the forest poses a danger to peacocks as they may sit on them and get electrocuted. The assistant engineer of Bescom (Uttarahalli circle) said he was not aware of the felling of trees. "I have no information about the trees being cut. I will check with my subordinates," said the engineer. Range forest officer of Kaggalipura T M Devaraj said the electricity lines were laid long ago and Bescom ...
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Cops chase sandalwood thieves, one held 3.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Thalaghattapura police arrested a man, who was part of a gang trying to smuggle sandalwood near Turahalli forest area near Banashankari 6th Stage on Tuesday.

Police identified the arrested as Nagaraj, a resident of Hosakerahalli.
Police seized 13 kilogram of sandalwood, a car, an autorickhsaw and a bike, all worth of Rs 8.80 lakh.

Police said Nagaraj, Shivakumar, Naveen and Basavaraj, who were going in their vehicles, abandoned the vehicles and fled on noticing the police following them.

The police chased them but managed to catch Nagaraj, while the others escaped. Police checked their vehicles and found sandalwood logs which they planned to smuggle into neighbouring states.

Police registered a case and are on the lookout for the rest of the gang.
DH News Service
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BBMP councillor killed in car crash near Srirangapatna 18.7.2016 Hindu: Home
Two-time Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike councillor Mahesh Babu, representing Lakkasandra ward, was among the three killed in an accident on the Bengaluru–Mysuru highway on Sunday morning.Mr. Babu ...
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Trekking, adventure sports at JB Kaval forest soon 22.5.2016 deccanherald.com
You need not have to travel too long for trekking, bird watching and some adventure sports in the days to come. You can do it in north Bengaluru itself. Forest Department is developing a part of Jarakabande Kaval (JB Kaval) state forest patch near Yelahanka as an adventure sports, trekking and butterfly park on the lines of the one at the Turahalli Reserve Forest in south Bengaluru. Turahalli Reserve Forest sees a huge rush of nature and adventure lovers. The area is very popular among youth and children for nature trails, short trekking and bird watching. Similar facilities will now be created at JB Kaval. A part of the JBKaval forest patch will be converted into a butterfly park and tree park. This will be limited for sightings and trails only. This was the same place where the department had organised a nature camp using Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority funds. In the first phase, boundary walls protecting the area have been constructed on 100 acres after getting funds ...
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Trekking, adventure sports at JB Kaval forest soon 22.5.2016 deccanherald.com
You need not have to travel too long for trekking, bird watching and some adventure sports in the days to come. You can do it in north Bengaluru itself. Forest Department is developing a part of Jarakabande Kaval (JB Kaval) state forest patch near Yelahanka as an adventure sports, trekking and butterfly park on the lines of the one at the Turahalli Reserve Forest in south Bengaluru. Turahalli Reserve Forest sees a huge rush of nature and adventure lovers. The area is very popular among youth and children for nature trails, short trekking and bird watching. Similar facilities will now be created at JB Kaval. A part of the JBKaval forest patch will be converted into a butterfly park and tree park. This will be limited for sightings and trails only. This was the same place where the department had organised a nature camp using Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority funds. In the first phase, boundary walls protecting the area have been constructed on 100 acres after getting funds ...
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Protest against waste-processing plant at Lingadheeranahalli 10.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Members of the Banashankari 6th Stage Residents Welfare Association held a protest on Tuesday outside the Lingadheeranahalli garbage-processing plant set up by the BBMP. Hundreds of residents took part in the protest. They demanded that the Palike shut down the plant as it is affecting their health and posing threat to the flora and fauna of BM Kaval reserve forest and Turahalli minor forest. Manjunatha M K, a resident, said, "The plant is functioning for the past five months. The Palike constructed the plant without consulting us and BDA allotted land for it. Besides the mosquito menace and the stench, the groundwater and the Somapura lake are getting polluted due to the flow of leachate into the lake and the roadside drains." The protestors said that the foul smell from the plant spreads up to 3 km. Spraying of insecticides to curb the mosquito menace has not been taken up till date. Every day about 25 trucks, each truck carrying eight tonnes of garbage from south zone, enter the plant. Devaraj, a ...
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