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However, the Kurinji has chosen its spot in parts of Kodagu district, which had unusual rainfall and landslides this year.
In the concluding part of the series, our reporter finds that forests in Shivamogga, which give life to Jog Falls and are home to endangered, rare wildlife, are being cleaved for wider roads.
In the second part of the series, our reporter traces the route of the proposed 12-km Shishila-Byrapur road that is to cut through the catchment area of River Kapila.
In the first of a three-part series, our reporter who trekked through the Western Ghats tracing the routes of new roads holds a mirror to the devastation.
The Kasturi Rangan Committee speaks only about the forest, but the Gadgil committee speaks about the natural resources.
Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains unconstitutional statements.
Identifying ecologically sensitive areas in Western Ghats remains a prickly issue.
Kerala is facing its worst floods in nearly a century that has left at least 231 people dead, and forced 3. 14 lakh people out of their homes. The Centre has declared this calamity of 'severe nature'
Geological experts say heavy rains and maybe last month’s tremor have triggered landslides in areas that developed fractures.
The state government has also notified district administrations about precautionary measures to be implemented in districts that run along the river’s length.
Due to the abundant rainfall in the Western Ghats in the past 72 hours, at least six dams in the district including Papanasam and Servalaru are overflowing and many ponds in the district are experienc
Both train and vehicular traffic between Bengaluru and Mangaluru came to a halt following landslides on Tuesday.
The blue blossoms can be widely found on the slopes of the Pambar Forest, a 30 minute trek from the Tamara Kodai through the dense rainbow forest.
The last time this marvellous spectacle occurred in 2006 and generally the time this phenomenal blooming begins towards mid July and ends in October.
According to a rough official estimate, for ongoing highway widening projects, 52,000 trees have already been felled that includes NH-75 (13,500 trees), NH-13 (500) and NH-4A (38,000).