Survey necessary to protect natural resources of State

Mine owner Tapal Ganesh has urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to initiate the process of identifying and demarcating the inter-State border (ISB) between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in an attempt to protect the natural resources of the State.

The Supreme Court, in its order dated April 18, 2013, had directed Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to demarcate the inter-State border through a survey by Survey of India (SoI). But no move had been made regarding till now, Mr. Ganesh said.

“This came to light when I received a letter from the SoI under the Right to Information Act, which said no correspondence has been received so far from government of Andhra Pradesh and government of Karnataka after the Supreme Court’s order,” he said.


Meanwhile, Mr. Ganesh pointed out that while Andhra Pradesh Revenue Minister Raghuveera Reddy had written a letter to his Karnataka counterpart V. Srinivas Prasad, requesting him to fix a meeting to work out the modalities of conducting the survey, there has been no reply yet. This was delaying the matter further.

While reminding Mr. Siddaramaiah of the padayatra taken out against illegal mining, Mr. Ganesh said this was an opportunity that should not be missed and steps to initiate the survey should be taken at the earliest.

He also requested S.R. Hiremath of Samaj Parivarthan Samudaya to press for early commencement of the survey.

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