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Encroachment of forest land in Chikkamagalur alleged

Destruction of evergreen forest in Salur and Bilalkoppa villages of Narasimharajapura taluk was as serious as the mining scam of Bellary

Founder president of National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources (NCPNR) S R Hiremath has alleged that the evergreen forest in Salur and Bilalkoppa villages of Chikkamagalur district had been encroached upon and the forest wealth had been destroyed. Both the villages come under Western Ghats. Addressing a press conference Hiremath alleged that the destruction of evergreen forest in Salur and Bilalkoppa villages of Narasimharajapura taluk was as serious as the mining scam of Bellary. He accused former minister and Sringeri MLA D N Jeevaraj of supporting those involved in ...