User: subbu Topic: Land Issues
Category: Turahalli
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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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A forest in the Garden city 5.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A forest in the Garden city
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A forest in the Garden city 4.5.2016 Hindu: Home
Take a trip to the near by Turahalli Forest to immerse yourself in nature, trekking, bird watching and more
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I know what to do this summer 26.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
I know what to do this summer
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I know what to do this summer 25.4.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Here are some activities to stay fit and have fun. Climb a rock, go skating, let loose an arrow into the air or go on a night trek
Fire Services on call to douse burning garbage 29.2.2016 Hindu: Home
In the past few weeks, Fire and Emergency Services personnel have been called to douse garbage mounds set on fire. In the latest instance on Friday, they had to put out fire set to large garbage moun...
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City’s forest battles ‘man-made’ fires 22.2.2016 Hindu: Cities
Turahalli forest remains particularly vulnerable to fires
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Turahalli Forest Catches Fire Frequently. But Why? 20.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
People living near the 597-acre green sprawl are terrified by the flames breaking out every week.
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Whistle of woods and the chirping of birds 25.1.2016 TOI: Cities
For Avinash Srivastava, 70, retired dean of a business school in Bengaluru, Saturday was not like any other weekend. By 6.30am, he was all dressed up to leave home and armed with his DSLR and all set to shoot some ...
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Head to Turahalli to shoot wildlife 22.1.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Budding photographers wanting to sharpen their skills can head to Times Passion Trails, a daylong photography workshop at Turahalli reserve forest, off Kanakapura Road, on Saturday (January ...
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Trek through the woods to capture the best shot 15.1.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Budding photographers wanting to hone skills can head to the Times Passion Trails, a day-long photography workshop, at Turahalli Forest Reserve, off Kanakapura Road, on January ...
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Trekking through nature and framing one's passion 14.1.2016 TOI: Cities
A Times of India initiative, the one-day photography workshop mentored by Vinay S Bayar, a wildlife lover and photographer, would include a trip to Turahalli Forest Reserve, a small rocky hill believed to be the last standing forest area in Bengaluru, about 30 km from the heart of the ...
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B'luru, ideal for friction climbing, say mountaineers 24.12.2015 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru and its outskirts, including the hills of Ramanagar, Savanadurga and Turahalli, have become popular hot spots for rock climbers from across the globe and country, especially in the recent years. According to professional rock climbers, there are more than 170 rock climbing routes in the hills surrounding the City, making it a hub for climbers. Ramanagar and Savanadurga near Magadi, top the list for the best rock climbing routes. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Sohan Pavaluru, a rock climber from Bangalore Climbing Group, said that Savanadurga has around 8 to 9 pitches that are approximately 1,200 feet high, making it one among the most unique mountaineering spots in south India. " It is an ideal place for friction climbing just like in New Jersey and Spain," he said. Each year, over 500 climbers from across the globe visit these destinations. Many climbers set out to explore the hills on weekends too. Aby Iyer, an electrical engineer and climber from Briston, England, who is in the City for the ...
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Divide and conquer the trash problem; What if Bangalore floods?; The not-so-nice realities of NICE Road 21.12.2015 Citizen Matters

In this edition read about the High Court mandate, which if implemented effectively, could solve Bengaluru's garbage woes. Also read about how prepared the city is to handle an emergency, what we can learn from other cities that have implemented the plastic ban and more.

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Volunteers clear out 150 kg of waste while celebrating Turahalli Day 11.12.2015 Citizen Matters

The annual fest at Turahalli forest saw eager participation from volunteers, bird-watchers, nature walkers, rock climbers and others, to celebrate one of Bengaluru's last remaining lung spaces.

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Driver held for vehicle theft 7.12.2015 deccanherald.com
The Talaghattapura police arrested a driver for stealing a high-end model car and four bikes and seized the vehicles. The suspect is Lakshmikanth, 28, a resident of Talaghattapura. He had joined a travel agency recently which operated vehicles to pick up and drop professionals working at ITPL. He changed the GPRS device of the car and fled with the vehicle, police said. The travel agency owner lodged a complaint with the Talaghattapura police after Lakshmikanth failed to turn up at the office. On a tip-off, the police arrested Lakshmikanth from his house. During interrogation, he revealed that he had stolen four bikes along with his friend Harish. The police are on the lookout for Harish. In another case, the police arrested Ram Kumar, 27, and Gopichand, 20, both residents of Kariyannanapalya and natives of Assam. They were employed as security guards at Brigade Omega Apartment. A huge quantity of electrical materials was stored for the upcoming project of Brigade Omega near Turahalli forest area. They ...
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Head to Turahalli for an adventurous Sunday 1.12.2015 deccanherald.com
Various activities, including bird watching, rock climbing and hiking, will be held on Sunday to mark the annual Turahalli Day. Cyclists, runners, trekkers, conservationists and other like-minded people will come together at the Turahalli state forest and take part in events such as bird watching, rock climbing, cycling, hiking, running, photography, butterfly watching, nature walk, adventure sports etc. People can also spend the day relaxing or even performing yoga. Sohan Pavaluru, a climber and part of the organising committee of the event, said that the aim is to create awareness about forest conservation. "The objective of the event is to get people close to nature. Initially, we were just a group of climbers when we started this.Gradually, over the years, momentum picked up and many people began participating. Now, many Bangaloreans and locals attend this event. Through the event we also educate locals, villagers and apartment dwellers in the vicinity to protect the area from encroachment and other ...
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Forest dept fencing its land to keep encroachers at bay 5.11.2015 deccanherald.com
The Forest department has taken up a massive drive to fence its land in and around the City, in the wake of increasing encroachment of government lands and the booming real estate around Bengaluru. In 2013-14, the Forest department constructed a boundary wall of 147.317 km and in 2014- 15, 32.9 km. Most of the encroachment has been cleared in Bengaluru South and East. This includes land in reserve forests, lake beds, State forests and minor forest patches. "The drive was started around three years ago. After fencing the land, we will create a tree park and undertake afforestation activities. This is the need of the hour. Funds are not a problem as every year, Rs five crore to Rs six crore is allocated for building boundary walls. "The challenge before us is identifying the land and keeping it free of encroachments. Clearing encroachments is another challenge for the department," Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Vinay Luthra told Deccan Herald. Compound walls The highest number of compound walls ...
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