Amid protest, Karnataka preps for trial blasts in Baby Betta

Activists had urged the government not to conduct any mining in Baby Betta because of the threat it poses to the Krishna Raja Sagar dam.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 05, 2024 | 4:45 PMUpdatedJul 05, 2024 | 4:45 PM

Karnataka government is set to mine Mandya's sensitive Baby Betta once again

As Karnataka is all set to conduct trial blasts at the sensitive Baby Betta located in Mandya, sources said excavation work is proceeding before the arrival of senior scientists. It is said that blasts are conducted to ascertain whether mining activity impacts the stability of the Krishnaraja Sagar dam. Farmers’ associations protested outside the KRS dam, near the main gate, opposing the trial blasts.

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