Officials show caused over mining in K'taka park

BENGALURU: Taking serious notice of news on alleged mining activities within the eco-sensitive Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bengaluru city district deputy commissioner BM Vijay Shankar has served display purpose notices on a Tahsildar, senior geologist and different officials.

The lush green park within the Ragihalli state wooded area is considered the most important elephant corridor.

Following media studies and lawsuits about large-scale mining of granite stones within the eco-sensitive zone, Shankar inspected the realm on Friday.

In his display purpose notice, Shankar reminded the seniorgeologist that he was once entrusted with imposing the Supreme Court orders and the wooded area department's laws to not allow mining activities within the eco-sensitive zone.

Yet, quarrying was once rampant in Kannaiyana Agrahara in Jigani Hobliaround Bannerghatta Biological Park, he mentioned.

"You have stated in your report that no illegal mining took place. Though you were aware that this was an eco-sensitive zone, it is evident that you did not take effective steps to stop quarrying in the area," Shankar mentioned and asked him to furnish knowledge within 3 days.

The deputy commissioner also warned him of disciplinary action if he failed to offer a enough resolution.


The deputy commissioner had convened an emergency meeting with officials of quite a lot of departments Saturday and issued display purpose notices mentioning it as pressing, an authentic mentioned.


Wildlife fanatic Vijay Nishanth welcomed the issuance of the notices which, he mentioned, could be insufficient till the mining activities had been stopped permanently.


He mentioned the realm was once an elephant corridor and quarrying endangers the habitat of untamed animals.


Environmentalists too have expressed worry over the alleged mining in and around the park.
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