113. KPSC Blog 6




The Karnataka Bio-diversity board was set up in 2003 for preservation and conservation of biological diversity. The Board monitors the activities of local bodies  set up at the Gram panchayat, taluk panchayat and Zilla panchayat for this purpose. Awareness and training programmes are conducted for Govt. employees, university students, NGO’s and the public. Several heritage sites have been identified.

The most prominent heritage site is the Nallur tamarind grove which stretches for 55acres and is home to several species of birds and animals.The Gandhi Krishi vidya Kendra is a host to 13 species of mammals,10 species of reptiles and 165 species of birds. The Netravati coral reef is inhabited by 27 species of fish and is a home for rare fauna and flora.

The Varada river basin near Banavasi is home to traditional varieties of paddy that are resistant to floods. At Kirugavalu near Mallavalli taluk , a mango orchard hosts 120 traditional varieties of mango. 150 traditional varieties of rice and different types of ragi.

The Lakshmiranganathaswamy medicinal ECO-PARK is famous for 118 species of medicinal plants and 500 species of trees.

Red rice locally known as rajamudi used by the Wodeyars is being cultivated.


1.What is the people’s bio-diversity register. Where is it maintained?

2.Where is the Nallur tamarind grove located?

3.Where is the Netravati coral reef located?

4.What is GKVK and where is it located?

5,What is Ambaragudda?

6.To whom is the mango orchard at Kirigavalu credited?

7.Where is red rice being cultivated at present?

8.Which State has received the best bio-diversity award?

9.Where is Shola vegetation found?

10.Where in Bangalore is the medicinal eco-park located?

Mr. B.A. Nagesh M.A. K.A.S. (Retd) is available at the Institute for consultation

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