Prime Intention of the Blog

"People without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees and wildlife is almost as helpless".

I still remember my childhood days when I used to visit Dandeli a place where even my father started his professional career and also where my most of the relatives were staying.Even though I never brought up in Dandeli no one could stop me to go there since it was just two hours journey from my native. And during every visit I used to get the scoldings from my father and relatives since I used to spend most of the time in forests than in house.So as I grown up my visit to Dandeli became very less except twice or thrice in a year since I became busy with studies but always I had in my mind that I should contribute something to these magnificent forests which inspired me a lot to fall in love with the Conservation.So it is just an attempt from my side to create awareness to save these magnificent animals and landscapes they exist in.If this blog contributes in a small way to achieve this goal I will be the most happiest person in this world.
This blog mainly focuses towards conservation activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.This blog doesn't provide any information regarding tourism and its related activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Karnataka eyes Dudhsagar's waters again

The Karnataka government on Friday informed the the Mhadei water disputes tribunal team of its desire to revive projects to dam and divert Dudhsagar's tributaries to the River Kali basin to enhance the power generation, potable and irrigation potential of the Supa dam.
They claimed that the dam, built in 1987 across Kalinadi in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district, has been at full capacity for only the first two years, thus affecting the state. The dam has two electricity generators of 50 megawatt capacity each, a gross storage capacity of 4,178 Mcum and a live storage of 4,115.25 Mcum.
The tribunal was told of plans to divert Pasal, Diggi, Niranjol, Katla and Palna, by building five dams, to divert 5.27 tmc ft of water into the basin. Officials claimed that since the diverted water is meager it will not impact the River Dudhsagar.
The Goa team headed by additional chief engineer Premanand Kamat and WRD advisor Chetan Pandit objected to Karnataka's plans.
Karnataka had sent a detailed project report (DPR) over the same in November 1985 to the Centre. It was returned in October 1987.
Katla and Palna are two important perennial feeders of the Dudhsagar waterfalls that flow into the River Khandepar, joining River Mandovi (Mhadei) at Bimbal in Ponda. Both originate in the Anshi-Dandeli tiger reserve of Karnataka. River Khandepar provides water to Goa's Opa water treatment plant that supplies 140 MLD drinking water daily to Ponda and Tiswadi talukas.
Tribunal members once again raised questions of environmental and other clearances for the projects. Officials said work had not started yet and would only after clearances are received.
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