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NETHRAVATHI RIVER - Shanmugam IAS academy in coimbatore
NETHRAVATHI RIVER

NETHRAVATHI RIVER

What’s in news?

The body of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder VG Siddhartha has been found from the Nethravathi river in Mangaluru.

Key data’s:

  • Siddhartha was missing mysteriously en route to Mangaluru in Karnataka.
  • A letter was also found which claimed that he was under tremendous pressure from lenders.
  • Siddhartha was the son-in law of former Karnataka CM and former Union minister SM Krishna.

Nethravathi River:

  • The Netravati River or Netravathi Nadi has its origins at Bangrabalige valley, in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India.
  • This river flows through the famous pilgrimage place Dharmasthala and is considered as one of the Holy rivers of India.
  • It merges with the Kumaradhara River at Uppinangadi before flowing to the Arabian Sea, south of Mangalore city.
  • This river is the main source of water to Bantwal and Mangalore. The Netravati railway bridge is one of the known bridges which serve as the gateway to Mangalore.
  • The train Netravati Express, passing through Mangalore, is named after this river.
  • Netravati river originates in the Western Ghats in Bangrabalike forest Valley in Yellaner Ghats of Kudremukha range in Karnataka State.
  • The Kumaradhara River, which originates in the Subramanya range of Western Ghats, meets the Netravati river near Uppinangadi village.
  • Every year nearly around more than 100 tmc of water flowing to Arabian sea.

 

EVICTION OF UNAUTHORIZED OCCUPANTS

What’s in news?

Recently, Lok Sabha cleared a strong law to evict illegal occupants from the government property.

Key data’s:

  • Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri moved the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 which was approved by the Lok Sabha.
  • Modi government had introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha in 2017 for speedy eviction of the illegal occupants.
  • However, it could not be passed in its first term and expired with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha in May this year.
  • Of the total 15,416 residential accommodation under the government quota, “currently 3081 cases were under litigation,” which was a matter of concern.

Problem with the existing laws:

  • The Union government provides residential accommodation to members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and also to other officials and government employees.
  • However, it was difficult for the estate officers to evict illegal occupants after the expiry of their term or retirement from the service because of the cumbersome and time-consuming provisions in the existing law.
  • The existing law has multiple layers of eviction process involving service of a show cause notice and appeal provisions at several levels that took years to implement an eviction order.

 

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/yamuna-river/

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/ccd-owner-vg-siddharthas-body-found-in-mangalurus-netravati-river/1661422/

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/iron-hand-lok-sabha-clears-tough-law-to-evict-illegal-occupants-of-govt-property/1662290/

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