HC notice to KSPCB, Bescom

 Ma Sharada Tobacco Private Limited and Pan Parag Limited had approached the High Court stating that KSPCB had sent them a closure notice on April 9 based on a rule made in November 2003 that only agricultural activity would be allowed in the vicinity of the TG Halli reservoir.

The petitioners said that Bescom cut their electricity supply on April 24.

The petitioners challenged the closure notice stating that the company was a betel processing unit and hence should be treated as an agricultural activity. The closure notice was sent and our reply was not even considered, the petitioners alleged.

Notice has also been issued to the Department of Forest Environment and Ecology.

Notice to BBMP

The High Court also issued notice to BBMP over the procurement of vehicles for collecting solid waste.

The petitioner Huchappa had accused the BBMP of not following rules in accordance with the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act in inviting tenders for vehicles to collect municipal solid waste.

The petitioner said that 120 vehicles were needed for 30 divisions for the delivery of municipal solid waste and the tender was worth more than Rs one crore.

He further stated that the cost of these vehicles range from Rs 5-7 lakh while the prices being quoted were in the range of Rs 14-16 lakh. This would result in a loss to the exchequer, the petitioner argued.

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