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Meeting to plan Dharna at HD-BRTS Office on World Environment Day (5th-June) as part of Mission 4000 Trees, Hubballi-Dharwad
Sunday, May 12, 2013
4:00pm until 6:00pm

Consumer Protection & Research Foundation, Behind Dr. Dileep Deshpande's Orthopaedic Hospital, 1st Cross, Saptapur, Dharwad (Landmark: next to KCD 2nd Gate)

Now you can do your bit to bring back the Green Cover.
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RASTR along with fellow members of Civil Society is making honest efforts to replenish the green cover lost in the name of development (of four-laning of the highway between Hubballi & Dharwad).

View photos of the Tree Carnage in Hubballi Dharwad @

Tree Carnage in Hubballi Dharwad

News reports of Tree Cutting and inaction of Forest Dept. for the thousands of trees cut for the Hubballi-Dharwad highway four-laning @

News Reports Tree Cutting and inaction of Administration

Also find more info about the issue at the following links:

Campaign ppt (Objectives and Action Plan) @

Objectives and Action Plan

A brief ppt about the issue and Action required @

Issues and Action

Environmental Clearance letter and conditions imposed by Union Govt. Environment Impact Assessment Authority @

Environmental Clearance letter and conditions imposed by Union Govt.

Our Letter to the Union Govt. Environment Impact Assessment Authority @

RASTR Letter to the Environment Impact Assessment Authority

Three Government sources have 3 different count of trees to be cut:

  • Central Govt's Environmental Clearance Letter = 1200 Trees
  • Deputy Conservator of Forests, Dharwad = 1768 Trees
  • Contract Document between KRDCL and GVR Infra Projects Ltd. (Contractor) = 2633 Trees
  • KRDCL has paid money to GVR Infra to cut 2633 Trees, but Environmental Clearance is for only 1200 Trees!

    RASTR has dug out information on this thru RTI and other sources and is organising this campaign to make the administration plant and nurture >4000 trees through the Mission 4000 Trees, Hubballi-Dharwad Campaign.

    We are also talking to various agencies to get the trees planted...

    Below are the letters from Deputy Conservator of Forest to KRDCL after our intervention and continuous follow-up

    Letter dated July 02 2012

    Letter dated October 25 2012

    Letter dated December 04 2012

    Apendix of Letter dated December 04 2012

    Please share this info with all and participate in this movement.

    Participation / Comments / Inputs welcome. Write to
    Santosh P. Nargund: spnargund@yahoo.com / 9916135836
    Farid Habib: faridahmed_habib@yahoo.co.in / 9986960980