Blog Entry# 4383433
Posted: Jul 20 2019 (21:19)
Last Response: Jul 22 2019 (20:34)
Madikeri: The Karnataka High Court will on Aug.20, hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition against the proposed Railway lines that cuts through Kodagu and the expansion of Highways inside the district. The PIL (WP 17990/2018) was filed on 24.4.2018 by the then President of Coorg Wildlife Society Col. (retd.) C.P. Muthanna, who is also the Coordinator, Save Kodagu and Cauvery Campaign.
Speaking to Star of Mysore this morning, Muthanna said that the PIL will come up before the Court on Aug.20 before a Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka. The respondents in the petition are Secretary, Ministry of Forests, Environment and Ecology, Ministry of Railways, Chief Secretaries of Karnataka and Kerala and Principal Chief Conservators of Forests, Karnataka
Yes, we need to move ahead but with a lot more caution and taking all aspects into account , not just the development aspect.
As times are more challenging than ever, when londa- Mao route was built forest cover in Karnataka was around 55% , today its less than 21%. Discipline was so tidy in British era that if one throw a garbage can on road were beaten by hunter, now a days throwing coca cola can on road is fashion st.
If an untoward climactic change occurs , local population would be