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Wildlife Board okays Hubballi-Ankola rail project

Wildlife Board okays Hubballi-Ankola rail project

Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, Saturday, 21st March 2020

 

Making a strong pitch for ‘development’ than retaining forest cover amidst debate over climate change, the state government on Friday gave its nod for the controversial Hubballi-Ankola Railway project worth Rs 3,749 crore.

 

With the approval, Karnataka is all set to lose about 1.78 lakh trees in the biodiversity-rich Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada district. Surprisingly, the government cleared the project reportedly based on the report by the scientists of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/state/karnataka-politics/wildlife-board-clears-controversial-hubballi-ankola-rail-project-815898.html