Karnataka approves Rs 992 crore to build 6,600 new classrooms in schools

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Though the Karnataka government notified the extent of deemed forests as 3,30,186.93 hectares on May 5, the forest department has informed the additional chief secretary (forest, ecology and environment) that the revenue department is yet to hand over to it a large tract of the forest land. Principal chief conservator of forest R K Singh wrote to additional chief secretary Jawaid Akhtar, β€œThese areas are set aside for conservation and development. However, large tracts of these areas are not in the physical custody of the forest department.”

Karnataka Friday clocked 1,562 fresh cases ofΒ Covid-19, taking the active caseload to 8,488. The weekly positivity rate remains at 4.75 per cent. With 7,355 active cases, Bengaluru continues to share the maximum share of active cases. Of the 1,562 fresh cases, Bengaluru contributed 1,244 cases. As many as 33,391 tests were conducted Friday.

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