Dam sites to become tourist hubs - without water??

Karnataka government has cleared proposals for aquasports (river rafting, boat riding, kayaking, water skiing), trekking, rock climbing, adventure theme parks, golf course, light show, amusement park, resorts, budget hotels around the dams in Karnataka. This will not only destroy the environment, but will also further dent the scarce water resources in the state. As it is our forests and ghats are facing the danger of mining, enroachment and construction. In addition, it has cleared proposals integrated township, medical college ITES, residential and commercial complexes in Hassan and Doddanekundi industrial area. Don't we have enough of these already, most of which are lying vacant?
Can local circles take up this issue so that this is stopped. more  

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Even now we can make it greener. We the people can take an oath and spend some money in groups (joining hands with Art of living/ NGO / salu marada thimmakka, etc) and plant trees where we can plant some fruit yielding trees instead of Akesia, etc. and we can replenish the Water bodies again. Why should we always depend on Govt. bodies which take months or years to prepare the report and finally no work is done. Instead, we can join hands to make next decade better and reduce usage of AC's.
We have got education from the society and it is our duty to return something back to the society. Instead of digging borewells individually, we can pay some amount to plant trees and many groups have done lot of research on this - HAL, ISRO, etc. to find the water flow dynamics and find out means of rejuvenating water bodies. People have shown examples in rejuvenating Kumadvathi river and making the water flow very recently. We can join with them to know about the process of Water storage and better usage for next generation. We have no time to see or study about this, instead lets pour some funds in this direction and atleast make next generation to get the fruits of planting today. more  
It is a fight between ecology and development. Rivers will be destroyed if sand is removed. But river sand is needed to build multi storied residential and commercial complexes. We need more MNCs and companies to increase revenue and products. Hence more buildings and factories. We need more housing near towns. Hence encroachment of lakebeds and cultivable lands. I think it will never end. When pertol completely dries up, when there is no water to generate electricity or even to drink, society will wake up and it will be too late. There will be war for water finally. more  
Bangalore was known as the Green city but now it has become a concrete jungle, if this is not stopped the whole of Karnataka will be destroyed, I hope the opposition takes a strong stance to prevent this. more  
The center is not far behind in destroying the eco sensitive areas. Yesterday's article in the Hindu newspaper carried a full report on how the Panha wild life is going to be destroyed by the Dam construction and river interlinking project. there was another article on how, in Sakleshwaspur, Elephants - human conflict, because the Elephant corridor was reduced when the Hemavathi dam was constructed. And we have the Center constructing highways for Char dham yatras in Uttarakhand. more  
Present govt.are finding it difficult to meet their expenses without the destruction of ecology they cannot find ways to fund their political vips we have to wait how our centre and opposition react more  
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