Jamma Baane comes under forest : Governor
‘It is not a revenue land’
Governor H R Bharadwaj has opined that Jamma Baane land comes under forest limits in Kodagu district.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, during his private visit in Madikeri on Monday, he said that Jamma Baane land comes under forest. “People were given the right to use the land. However, it is not a revenue land,” he said.
The Assembly had passed Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Act, with regard to Jamma Baane. However, the Governor had not given assent to the Act.
“As Jamma Baane comes under forest limits, I had sent the Act to the Central government for approval.”
Kodagu district is surrounded by Western Ghats, which is known for its flora and fauna. It is one of the hotspots of the world. There is a need conserve the bio diversity, he said.
Kodagu is a tourists paradise. Several tourists visit the district to enjoy the beauty of nature. There is a need to promote eco-friendly tourism, without harming the nature.
The Governor said that the government can solve the problems related to Maoists by responding to the needs of the people.
“There is a need to provide basic facilities in the villages. The villagers should be provided with better health care and education. To check the eviction of the forest dwellers, Forest Rights Act has been implemented. MGNREGS and others schemes of the government should be implemented effectively.
The Governor said that he has been watching closely into the political development in the State. “I will intervene, if there was any constitutional crisis in the State.
The development is internal issue of the BJP. I can not intervene now,” he said and added “the government should function as per the constitution.”
Deputy Commissioner Dr N V Prasad, SP Manjunath Annigeri, Additional DC N Shivashankar, CMC Commissioner N M Shashikumar and others were present.