The recommendation is based on the premise that initially the vaccine availability will be limited and it would be prudent to prioritise vaccination based on age groups as it was in the case of vaccination for adults.
Although the revenue department is yet to finish the survey, it was found that the encroachers have destroyed the catchment area of a lake which was meant to improve the groundwater and fill other lakes.
Rejuvenating lakes without a survey, not only alters their structure, but they also cannot be treated as flood mitigation zones afterwards due to several reasons including reduced water holding capacity, activists said.
Conservationist Giridhar Kulkarni has, in his request, sought to increase the aid for relocation of families living inside wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that have not been notified as tiger reserves
In Chamarajanagar district, which houses three tiger sanctuaries — MM Hills Tiger Reserve (the latest addition), Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Biligiriranganatha Temple Tiger Reserve — the forest department is hoping to record a rise in the numbers.
According to the initial plans, the park will be developed with the coordination of horticulture and forest departments. JB Kaval already has a tree park, developed in 32 hectares of the land area belonging to Jarakabande B block reserve forest in 2015.
Sagar division in Shivamogga district has had no appointment of cadre IFS officers since 2013. The state forest officers have been appointed to IFS cadre posts without the approval of the central government.
The research was conducted in two phases; phase one involved the development of the brief yoga module for wellbeing and in phase two, the developed yoga module was tested for its feasibility on postgraduate mental healthcare students from NIMHANS.
One of the major concerns of environmentalists is that the project falls in the eco-sensitive zone of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. The KRDCL has sought the diversion of 5.50 hectares of fresh forest area land and 0.0676 hectares of non-forest land for the project.