Sahyadri Conservation Series: 24 ENVIS Technical Report: 54,  April 2013
Kumaradhara River Basin, Karnataka Western Ghats: Need for Conservation and Sustainable Use
1Energy and Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012, India.
2Member, Western Ghats Task Force, Government of Karnataka, 3Member, Karnataka Biodiversity Board, Government of Karnataka
4Member, Tree Authority  Mangalore (Rural),  Government of Karnataka
*Corresponding author:

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Official Documents

  1. DPR,Kukke Hydro Projects Private Limited, Kukke Stage 1, Bangalore
  2. Kukke Hydro Projects Private Limited, No.KHPPL/S1/DFO/11-12/30122 Dated:9/1/2012, Bangalore
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  4. Forest Department, Government of Karnataka, No.TBR.CR.69/FC.Kukke/HPP/2011-2012 Dated: 25/1/2012, Mangalore.
  5. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited, Government of Karnataka, KRED/06/SH205/Kukke MHS/2012/634 Dated: 25/02/2012
  6. Dishaa power corporation pvt ltd, DPCLL/KREDL/14/2012-2013 Dated: 8/5/2012, Bangalore
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  8. Forest Department, Government of Karnataka, No./5169/Kukke/HPP/2011-2012 Dated: 19/6/2012, Mangalore.
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