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According to the activists, 14 km of this stretch passes through thick forests and they are widening the road from the current 14 m to 26 m in spite of low-vehicular density.
Snaring of wildlife at coffee estates in Western Ghats districts is on the rise, with both prey and predators being hunted and killed silently.
After Karnataka government, now residents oppose implementation of Kasturirangan report for Western Ghats
Under the aegis of Malnad Ulisi Vedike, demonstrations and seminars against the implementation of Kasturirangan report will be held during the course of the month.
The ministry prepared its notification after coming under fire from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not finalising the ESA in the region.
The 2010 report was junked after protest from all states, especially Kerala, on account that it hampered development and large habitations.
The Mahbubnagar district administration is chalking out plans to set up bathing ghats and making safety and security arrangements as they gear up to host Bhima Pushkarams later this month.
The contour trenches here might have played a vital role, while elephant-proof trenches, where large amounts of water got accumulated, may also have played a role.
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'