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Karnataka CM on Kasturirangan notification: 'Panel's report awaited'

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the Centre has assured that it will not implement the notification on Kasturirangan report on declaring eco-sensitive zones in Western Ghats until the recently set up committee to address the concerns of states submits its report.

Karnataka expressed concern over the draft notification declaring 20,668 sq km of the Western Ghats as eco-sensitive area in the state and said the report was prepared without undertaking any ground survey and without taking opinion of gram panchayats. (PTI Image)
Karnataka expressed concern over the draft notification declaring 20,668 sq km of the Western Ghats as eco-sensitive area in the state and said the report was prepared without undertaking any ground survey and without taking opinion of gram panchayats. (PTI Image)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 10:16 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Western Ghats face another year’s wait for environment safeguards

The draft notification is now in its fourth iteration and was expected to be finalised by June 30, but differences persisted between the governments of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat — through which the Western Ghats extends -- forcing yet another delay.

The Western Ghats in Kochi. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Western Ghats in Kochi. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 09:39 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Tamil Nadu reservoirs swell as heavy rainfall lash Western Ghats

Tenkasi district bordering the Western Ghats recorded incessant rainfall this year after the onset of southwest monsoon.

Courtallam waterfall in Tenkasi witnesses heavy footfall after heavy rains enhanced the natural beauty of the tourist spot. (PTI)
Courtallam waterfall in Tenkasi witnesses heavy footfall after heavy rains enhanced the natural beauty of the tourist spot. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 04:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Pune cops carry injured woman on makeshift stretcher to hospital 4 km away

The woman is now recuperating at a government hospital in Pune and is reported to be in a stable condition, officials said on Thursday.

A team of four-five policemen rushed there and carried the woman on a makeshift stretcher made of saree and bamboo sticks in the hilly section. (File Photo)
A team of four-five policemen rushed there and carried the woman on a makeshift stretcher made of saree and bamboo sticks in the hilly section. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 06:28 PM IST
PTI |

Forest clearance given to contentious Goa railway project through Western Ghats

The forest clearance is the latest in a long line of clearances that have been granted for the project

The Western Ghats mountain range covers an area of 140,000 square km along India’s western coast across Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.(HT PHOTO)
The Western Ghats mountain range covers an area of 140,000 square km along India’s western coast across Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 10:26 AM IST
ByGerard de Souza
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