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DK elected representatives have silently approved Yettinahole Project: Sahyadri Sanchaya

DK elected representatives have silently approved Yettinahole Project: Sahyadri Sanchaya


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, August 8, 2015: The Sahyadri Samrakshana Sanchaya has strongly  condemned the  state government decision to go ahead with the  Yettinahole Project by letting all rules to wind and by paying no heed to the opposition to the project by people of Coastal districts and Malnad region.

 

representatives have silently approved Yettinahole Project


representatives have silently approved Yettinahole Project


representatives have silently approved Yettinahole Project


Speaking to reporters here on August 8, Saturday, Dinesh Holla. Convenor of the Sanchaya said   the silent approval of the elected representatives of the district to this project  reveals that  they too would be beneficiaries of the project. “Even MP Nalin Kumar Kateel who  had  assured  not to allow implementation of the Yettinahole Project, is now cheating the people through his silence. DK in-charge Minister who is also the Forest Minister has stuck to power without bothering about the fate of Netravathi,” Holla alleged.

Valuable trees have been  felled from forest areas in Kumbaradi, Kesaganahalli, Hebbasale and Kuduvarahalli areas  of Sakaleshpur to lay a road without permission of the Forest Department and in clear violation of the Karnataka  Forest Conservation Act 1976, he further alleged.

“That this project  has commenced without the land acquisition process, without  compensation to those who have lost their land, without public hearing and without any survey is nothing but an atrocity,” Holla said.

He further observed that “The Government which one the one hand was  stressing to protect forest areas  for the sake of Elephant Corridor  on the other hand  was using the Kagenire forest area for the Yettinahole Project, thereby revealing its conflicting stand.”

Continuing, he said following environmentalist TV Ramachandra’s scientific report that only 9 TMC of water instead of the expected 24 TMC  water would be available from Yettinahole,  the government was now trying to secretly undertake a survey to utilise Kumaradhara  for the remaining 15 TMC water that is required. He even described the Yettinahole as  a meaningless project.

Artist Sapna Noronha, Rajesh Devadiga, Dinesh Pai, Madhav Ullal, Harish Adyar, Dinesh Kodialbail and others were present at the press meet.


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