KARNATAKA

‘Hasiru Kavacha' in Bhatkal, Honnavar

Karavali Hasiru Kavacha programme will be held in Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta, Ankola and Karwar on August 14 and August 15, according to Anant Hegde Asisar, Chairman of the Western Ghats Task Force. District in-charge Minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri will inaugurate a Green Wall programme at Karwar Beach on August 15.

Programme

The same day, an afforestation programme will be taken up at Bengre Beach in Bhatkal taluk and programmes will be held at Manki, Gunavante, Gokarna and Belambar, according to Mr. Asisar.

The 298-km long coast of Karnataka is facing many problems.

The unreasonable demand for natural resources, sea erosion, destruction of Kandla, pollution of the rivers are threatening the coastal areas of the State.

Scarcity

Scarcity in the availability of fish is creating new problems. To find a solution to these problems, the Karavali Hasiru Kavacha programme is being implemented. This programme will be implemented in 24 gram panchayats of the coastal districts with a grant of Rs. 6 crore.

‘Green Wall'

The Green Wall, with the width of 100 metres, will be developed in the areas within the high tides of the sea. Many rare trees will be planted in this area.

Prevention of sea erosion, bio-diversity parks, and parks and artificial forests in all gram panchayat areas will be developed under this scheme.

The scheme will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister at Bramhavar in Udupi district on August 13, according to Mr. Asisar.



  • Afforestation programme at Bengre Beach
  • Rare trees to be planted in the ‘Green Wall' area

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