K'taka: Greater Talacauvery project opposed

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Madikeri, Oct 25: Kodagu Swabhimana Vedike and Budakattu Jananga organisation have opposed the Greater Talacauvery project saying it is against the interest of the people of Kodagu.

Addressing media persons B T Dinesh and Muthappa of the organisations said that the Greater Talacauvery project with an aim to preserve the area as a world heritage zone will reduce the dwelling areas of Kodagu, and also threatening the livelihood of the people.

They said that the project was mooted by then Chief Minister S M Krishna influenced by fake environmentalists of Kodagu.

Mr Krishna had submitted a report to UNESCO to declare Talacauvery zone as a World Heritage spot, they said.

Rs 6000 crore is earmarked to implement this project by vacating dwellers, they said.

They urged the people's representatives and the government to give a serious thought to the problem.

The project should be stopped before its implementation, they said.

UNI

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