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Bengaluru News Highlights : Over 30,000 trees to be felled for Peripheral Ring Road; NGO seeks detailed report

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Bengaluru News Updates, December 4: Claiming that around 33,000 trees will be axed for the proposed Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) project, an NGO has sought a detailed project report from the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). In the memorandum to BDA chairman, S R Vishwanath, the NGO Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) also demanded that an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) should be conducted before the project is implemented.

Meanhwile, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench has dismissed the Karnataka government’s appeal seeking relief from depositing Rs 500 crore in environmental compensation which the tribunal imposed on it in October for failing to maintain Chandapura lake. After taking suo moto cognizance of an Indian Express report on the issue, the NGT on October 10 imposed an environmental compensation of Rs 500 crore on the Karnataka government.

In other news, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 15 lakh each to the families of two victims who were killed in leopard attacks in Mysuru last week. The compensation would be similar to the one that is paid to the victims of wild elephant attacks, Bommai told reporters. Stressing that the Forest Department has taken the matter very seriously, the CM said that efforts are being made to catch the big cat alive and release it in the forests.

 

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First published on: 03-12-2022 at 10:44 IST
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