Soil Day Warning
Dec 5, 2018: On World Soil Day, Shilpa S L, RFO, Chikmagalur booked a person for illegal quarrying in Mallenahalli state forest, Chikmagalur range. The accused had been warned twice earlier by the DyRFO but persisted. He was supplying stones to a resort in the region.
Not only is such quarrying prohibited in the protected area, it has a deleterious effect on the surroundings. The land degradation and in some cases landslides have been linked to such mindless quarrying.
Chikmagalur is witnessing a spurt in footfall with over 85 lakh tourists visiting the region annually. To cater to them, new homestays and resorts are mushrooming, many flouting regulations. With these come the demand for roads, power lines, etc that see the forest cover slowly giving way.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 10:40 PM
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