Gokarna

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Gokarna tourist-diversity

Message from a Singaporean Tourist to Local and District authorities, 2019 De : KWAN RONG Soh <sohkwanrong@gmail.com> Date: mer. 13 mars 2019 à 11:04 Subject: Waste Management Problem in Gokarna To: <ddswo.karwar@gmail.com>, <adtourismkarwar@gmail.com>, <directortourismkarnataka@gmail.com> Cc: <dckarwar@gmail.com>, <ceo_zp_kwr@nic.in>, <acokumta@gmail.com> Addressed to: Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka Subject: Waste Management Problem in Gokarna I am a visitor…

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Gokarna disaster

Potentially, Gokarna is the wealthiest village of the whole District, be its multiple resources properly managed. Khushi Parisara, extremely concerned with the tourism growth at Gokarna, with its extensive use & throw practices, the massive CRZ encroaching, the huge tourists/visitors OD, the large garbage incineration, the death and heavy pollution of water bodies, etc, got prepared to…

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Mangala Team changing waste patterns

Simple story … they arrived in Gokarna at the very beginning of the tourist the season, coming from France. They were having their holidays with the family, moving around, observing, noting the dreadful condition of the seashore. Asking and talking and discussing they started collecting all the plastic bottles they were finding on their way… Removing…

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TSP waste management – Gokarna 2018

The waste management practices of Tourism Service Providers (TSP) on the seashore remain, year after year, perfectly ecocidal. Their preferred system is the open burning of all waste, creating a long hours persistent smoke on their area, either at early morning or late evening. The alternate system is the burying of all waste on the shoreline,…

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Open waste burning – Gokarna

Gram Panchayat workers burning trash at Sangam    Restaurants on the seashore burning their trash every other day Gram Panchayat burning waste every day at the dumping site! Actually, when we witness these practices we understand that waste is one of the biggest “ecociders”. Waste fulfils all the criteria of an ecocide: environmental destruction, damage of ecosystems,  threaten to all sorts of…

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Tourism SP waste management – Gokarna 2017

Tourism Service Providers (TSP) – At Gokarna, hotels, resorts, restaurants, shacks, cafes, guest houses contribute dramatically for the spread of terrific practices on managing waste. Though they carefully bring to their places the items required for their business they don’t take back their remainings and year after year they either burn them on the beach…

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Khushi Parisara failure

between the possibly poorest village (Alvedande) and the potentially richest village (Gokarna) of Uttara Kannada STARTING POINT Khushi parisara considers that the reasons behind the excess of malinya parisara do not result from the high population density, but from density of ignorance (avidya); it is not also because there is bad or ill-will, but because…

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Eco-points improvised at Gokarna

Khushi Parisara has made repeated requests to PDO “to take a plastics zero-tolerance stance  at Gokarna, urgently”, also many appeals to the Sarpanch to “urgently provide the bye-law with the needful penal framework for enforcement of the plastic ban ruled by the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, because, unless there is a strong penal framework, in general, it is easier for people to adjust than to…

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Modelling pro-environmental behaviour

MODELLING PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOUR AT SCHOOL, will be conducted at all schools of Gokarna and Kumta. Teachers are going to lead the way for raising awareness on this topic.   MODELLING PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOUR FROM/AT SCHOOL   Input –  printed and audio-video material, training of the students Output –  Gokarna and Kumta students will become waste aware…