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.
Two students, Rishabraj Mesharam (21), an undergraduate student from Gwalior, and Rajarshi Bhattacharaya (27), a PhD scholar from Kolkata, allegedly died by suicide within a span of a few days last week.
A letter sent to the Union Minister for Environment by a Karnataka State Wildlife Board member has highlighted that the voluntary resettlement of tribals in the reserve, which started in 1998, has not been completed even after 23 years.