While North Karnataka has been hit hard by the dry spell and is facing a severe drinking water shortage, it is the districts of south-interior Karnataka which are digging deeper into the ground and

Units ordered to close many times, but reopened soon after

It is now the seventh year of protest. But, for the residents of Kenchanakuppe, Dasappana Doddi, Kallagopahalli and Thammanadoddi coming under Kenchanakuppe Gram Panchayat, next to Bidadi, the struggle to get the stone quarrying and crushing units closed continues. About 70 stone crushing units dot these areas and licences for these were cancelled in 2007 and 2009, but the activities in some units continue relentlessly.

‘Replace multiple food items with single recipe for better consumption’ A committee set up by the High Court has suggested that the menu for children in anganwadis comprise fewer but tastier and more nutritional items to check malnutrition.

The committee, set up to look into deaths of children due to malnutrition in Raichur, has recommended that multiple food items provided under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) should be replaced with fewer items to ensure better consumption among pregnant women, lactating mothers and children.

Women in anganwadis ended up selling food supplied to them as cattle fodder

The Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) was spending more than Rs 600 crore annually to provide nutritious food to children, pregnant and lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But the Department failed to act when consistent reports from anganwadi centres streamed in about rejection of the food by children and mothers, which they sold as cattle feed in the market.

It seems the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) cannot wait to get its hands on the prized piece of land at Karnataka Rehabilitation Centre, commonly known as Beggars’ Colony.

Move restricts potential to 80 MW, say private players

Not revealing info can lead to temporary suspension of services
Bangalore: Privacy concerns abound about each citizen of this country being issued an identity number, but the State government is firmly going ahead with its plans to include every citizen in the Unique Identification plan.

Recently, the State government issued an order making it mandatory for people availing of benefits from sev