RS MP Kupendra Reddy Calls Kodava Community To Stay United On Tribal Status

January 19, 2020

Maintaining that Kodava community has been deprived of tribal status due to lack of organised efforts and killer instinct, Rajya Sabha (RS) member Kupendra Reddy called upon Kodava community members to launch a movement for getting Constitutionally mandated tribal status.

He was speaking at a seminar on Kodava Tribal Status,  organised by Codava National Council (CNC) at Capitol village on the outskirts of Madikeri town yesterday.


Lake restoration: MP challenges NGT order in top court

January 12, 2020

Rajya Sabha MP D Kupendra Reddy has challenged the National Green Tribunal order to reject his petition on controlling treated water flow from the city lakes into the Dakshina Pinakini river in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Hearing his plea on Wednesday, a Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued notices to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the civic bodies concerned seeking their response.

Members take oath

September 23, 2019

The 50th TTD Board came into existence on Monday with the swearing-in of 26 members as its trustees.

At a brief ceremony organised at Garudalwar sannidhi in front of the main deity inside the sanctum sanctorum, the members took oath during the designated muhurtham between 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 am.

TTD Executive Officer Anilkumar Singhal administered them the oath of office.

Source: The Hindu

Cage fish farming may be solution to revive lakes

Aug 17, 2018

BENGALURU: Efforts to revive the city’s polluted lakes may get a booster dose if a proposal to launch cage farming in the cleaned up waterbodies gets the Centre’s nod. D Kupendra Reddy, Rajya Sabha member from Janata Dal (Secular), who is waging a legal battle for revitalisation of foaming waterbodies like Bellandur Lake Varthur Lake , has urged the Union ministry for agriculture and farmers welfare to include the city’s lakes in the Centre’s ambitious project of cage culture. Under the project, fish  are reared in net cages installed in water bodies in such a way that there is free flow of water.

Source- The Times of India

Ready revised plan for Bellandur Lake: HC to agencies

Aug 13, 2018

The High Court of Karnataka told the state government on Friday to prepare a revised and comprehensive action plan to clean up the Bellandur Lake in eight weeks.A division bench headed by Justice H G Ramesh, which summoned bureaucrats in-charge of the lake’s maintenance, asked the authority to present the plan before the court. State Urban Development Secretary Mahendra Jain and Bangalore Development Authority Commissioner Rakesh Singh appeared in the court on behalf of the government.

Source: Deccan Herald

Punish officials who let pollution in lakes

Dec 17, 2018

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday gave three months to Karnataka to identify and punish errant officials who failed to check pollution in Bellanduru, Varthur and Agara lakes. The NGT, which passed an order to restore the major lakes, asked the agencies trusted with the upkeep of the lakes to identify the errant officials and take action. The order also said their lapses should be recorded in their annual confidential reports. The order applies to both present and past officials, the tribunal added, observing that the concerned officials have miserably failed to discharge their obligations to the society.

Source: Deccan Herald

Why is global expertise not used to clean Bellandur lake?

July 14, 2018

Wondering why the State government could not use foreign technology and expertise to clean the polluted Bellandur lake when the same were used for a small aspect such as designing Indira canteens, the High Court of Karnataka on Friday asked the Commissioner of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to submit within eight weeks a revised action plan for rejuvenation of the lake.A division bench comprising Justice H.G. Ramesh and Justice Mohammad Nawaz issued the direction to the BDA commissioner, who is heading the monitoring committee on Bellandur lake while asking to hold talks with all the public authorities and the stakeholders involved in the rejuvenation process.

Source: The Hindu

Why is government unable to clean Bellandur lake even after several years

July 12, 2018

Questioning why the State government is not able to find a solution to clean the polluted Bellandur lake, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed a senior officer of the State, who can speak on behalf of all the departments and agencies of the State involved in cleaning the lake, to personally be present in the court on Friday.A division bench comprising Justice H.G. Ramesh and Justice Mohammad Nawaz issued an oral direction in this regard while hearing a petition filed by Rajya Sabha member D. Kupendra Reddy. The petitioner had sought the court’s directions to authorities to clean the lake and take measures to prevent the lake from being polluted.

Source: The Hindu

Task Force created to track development in Mahadevapura

Nov 25, 2018

BENGALURU: A committee of resident welfare associations, experts, industry representatives, bureaucrats, MLAs and MPs under the umbrella of ‘Mahadevapura Task Force’ (MTF) was launched by MLA Arvind Limbavali, MP PC Mohan, MP Kupendra Reddy and Urbanist R K Misra on Saturday, at New Horizon Engineering College.“The MTF will follow up with higher officials to clear and execute various developmenta; projects. There are seven sub-committees created pertaining to issues including traffic and major roads, environment, infrastructure, security, law and order, ward amenities, social empowerment and public private partnerships,” said MLA of the constituency, Arvind Limbavali.

Source: The New Indian Express

Relief for motorists as road widening begins at Karmelaram

Dec 23, 2018

BENGALURU: In a move that is set to come as a huge relief to the residents of Karmelaram as well as motorists travelling to Sarjapur and Gunjur, the work to widen the road at the railway level crossing gate on Karmelaram Main Road commenced on Saturday morning.P C Mohan, MP for Bengaluru Central and Aravind Limbavalli, MLA for Mahadevapura, laid the foundation stone during the groundbreaking ceremony held within the station premises. An average of 1,29,000 vehicles pass through LC gate No. 132, located at Karmelaram on the Bengaluru-Salem main railway line.

Source: The New Indian Express

Former PM Deve Gowda pays tribute to Basaveshwara in London

Oct 10, 2018

Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda paid tribute to Basaveshwara at an event here, saying the 12th century Kannada social reformer fought for eradication of caste discrimination which still prevails in India. The event on Friday was organised by the Basaveshwara Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the UK that has erected a statue of Basaveshwara on the bank of river the Thames.Former mayor of the London borough of Lambeth and Chairman of the foundation Neeraj Patil welcomed the former prime minister along with MP Kupendra Reddy on behalf of the Indian-origin and Kannada communities.

Source: The Business Standard

Kagyu Nalanda Announces Results Of Theoretical & Spiritual Education

Kagyu Nalanda yesterday announced the 2016 annual exam results of Theoretical and Spiritual Education. The students were tested on their practical knowledge of self-sustainability for the benefit of society. Kagyu Nalanda Founder OSL Karma Rinpoche, Drukpa Kagyu’s Director Acharya Khenpo Ngedon Tenzin and General Manager Thamchoe Phuntsok graced the occasion. Kagyudpa Monastery’s teacher Ani Samten was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion, Karma Rinpoche encouraged the students to enrich spiritual learning and ecological development and practice compassion in nature.

Source: Star of Mysore

Green Cover Eroding Due To Population Explosion: MP

Bylakuppe: Maintaining that forest cover is fast eroding due to population explosion and unscientific development, Rajya Sabha MP Kupendra Reddy has said that the destruction of forest has led to ecological imbalance, thus threatening the very existence of life on earth. He was speaking at the 100 acre afforestation programme in Tibetan Colony at Bylakuppe in the taluk recently. Underlining the role of everyone in saving our earth and environment, Reddy said that it was important that urgent measures are taken to save our green cover from further destruction.

Source: Star of Mysore

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