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Wildlife Board okays Hubballi-Ankola rail project

Wildlife Board okays Hubballi-Ankola rail project

Deccan Herald, Bengaluru, Saturday, 21st March 2020


Making a strong pitch for ‘development’ than retaining forest cover amidst debate over climate change, the state government on Friday gave its nod for the controversial Hubballi-Ankola Railway project worth Rs 3,749 crore.


With the approval, Karnataka is all set to lose about 1.78 lakh trees in the biodiversity-rich Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada district. Surprisingly, the government cleared the project reportedly based on the report by the scientists of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

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