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Spare the green hills – Environmentalists oppose illegal granite quarrying

Climate & Biodiversity | Jun 13, 1987

Environmentalism is struggling to come of age in the country, and Karnataka is probably ahead of most other states as awareness has spread to even the remotest parts of the state.

The latest issue taken up by environmentalists
in Karnataka is that of illegal granite quarrying, especially in the B.R. Hill ranges of Mysore. It was Madan Gopal, the 30-year-old assistant commissioner of Nanjangud in Mysore district, who started the controversy last
November by trying to crack down on nearly 90 illegal granite quarrying operations in his area of jurisdiction.

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