NGT Asks Union Forest Ministry to Clear its Stand on Yettinahole Project


New Delhi/Mangaluru: National Green tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi asked the union environment, forest ministry on Thursday to clear its stand on Yettinhole project being implemented in Karnataka to supply drinking water from the rivers including Netravati, Yettinahole, Yennehole and others to drought ridden areas of Chikkaballapur and neighboring districts.

Hearing a petition filed by Purushothama Chithrapura of Mangaluru against Yettinahole project, NGT said, the project is being implemented at eco-sensitive areas of western ghats therefore it is is the responsibility of the union government to check whether rules and regulations related to environment and forestry followed, whether the proposed project is capable to supply drinking water to drought ridden districts of North Karnataka once it is implemented and others. NGT asked the union ministry to clear its stand in next hearing scheduled on May 29, 2017.

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