Netravathi

Why fishermen fear Netravati river diversion
Changing the course of Netravati is feared to affect the fish population in the river which will, in turn, affect the fortunes of the fisherfolk dependent on it. arathi posted 3 years 11 months ago

Rathnakar Salian is a traditional catamaran fisherman from Sasihitlu village in Mangaluru district of Karnataka. He learned how to throw the net, how to pull it out, and how to look for fish in the sea from his father and uncles.

Pipelines wait to be laid for the stormwater lift project. The Karnataka Niravari Nigama Limited (KNNL), which is undertaking the Yettinahole stormwater lift project, is constructing a massive pipeline corridor along the Salkeshpur-Hemavati belt. The project is estimated to be 35 percent complete.
Soon a single tribunal for all inter-state river disputes
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 11 months ago

Government decides to create a permanent tribunal for all inter-state river disputes

Cauvery river in Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Yettinahole project clearance hits a roadblock
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years ago

Forest clearance to Yettinahole project gets challenged

River Nethravathi (Source: Parineeta Dandekar via SANDRP)
Activists demand Environmental Impact Assessment for Yettinahole project
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 1 month ago

Social Impact Assessment alone not enough for Yettinahole, say activists

River Nethravathi (Source: Parineeta Dandekar via SANDRP)
Water Aid launches tool to track Swachh Bharat Mission
News this week Swati Bansal posted 7 years ago

An interactive tool to monitor progress of toilet construction launched

Toilet under construction in Karnataka
A costly 200 km journey from source to tap
The Yettinahole Diversion Project aims to supply water to water-starved Kolar and Chikkaballapur in Karnataka. Diverting the Netravathi river for this purpose need not be the only solution. Prarthana Vishal posted 7 years 8 months ago

In July 2012, the Government of Karnataka approved the Yettinahole Diversion Project (YDP), which will cost an estimated Rs. 12,912.36 crore. This project is set to divert the head waters of the Gundia River (a tributary of the Kumardhara, which is a tributary of the Netravathi) in the west and transfer it to eastern parts of the state.

Yettinahole river (Source: SANDRP)
1 dam, 2 projects, many fools?
Two different hydroelectric projects on a single dam built on the Nethravathi hide under the guise of a mini-hydel project and blatantly flout green norms. Is this another scam? sabitakaushal posted 7 years 11 months ago

I was looking for Greenko’s 24.75 MW Perla Mini Hydel Project at Perla village near Bantwal, Mangalore. One would think that you wouldn't really have to search for a hydel project site given its size and scale but the villagers at Perla were puzzled when I asked them to take me there as the Project Design Document had noted the project location as Perla village.

AMR dam across Netravathi (Source: Jerry Pinto)
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