KOLKATA, 27 JUNE: For the first time the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control has invited the member, mayor-in-council (health) and two civic officials to share their views at a two

Hygiene and sanitation will be the focus of the next round of sample survey across the country that will begin on July 1.

K.P. Unnikrishnan, Deputy Director-General, National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), South zone, said here on Monday that source and availability of drinking water and housing conditions too would be included in the survey. In the south of Karnataka, including Bangalore district, 76 villages and 116 urban blocks have been chosen for the survey.

Delhi has been named the most competitive city in India for its demonstrated ability to attract capital, business, talent and tourists by a new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report.

Bangalore: The Karnataka high court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, his two sons and son-inlaw in a kickbacks case related to the mining scam being pr

Tirupur farmers want pipeline to be laid along highways

Around 650 farmers and activists staged a demonstration here on Wednesday to protest against the Gas Authority of India Limited’s (GAIL) choice of farmland in the district to lay gas pipeline to take natural gas from Kochi to Bangalore. The gas pipeline project of GAIL passes through 22 villages in the district for a stretch of 42 km.

Tamilaga Vivasayigal Livelihood Protection Committee has urged the Chief Minister to save farmers in Western Tamil Nadu from an “impending danger” to their livelihood that has come in the form of pipeline project by Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) from Kochi to Bangalore.

The pipeline on entering Tamil Nadu at Walayar would pass through agricultural lands in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Namakkal, Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts.

Peri-urban agriculture has brought out two clear impacts on farmers and the rural economy. The fi rst is the long-term impact of rise in land prices associated with reduced size of holding for agriculture, and the second, the short-term impact of rise in agricultural wages. In peri-urban and rural agriculture, the contribution from wage income exceeds 50%. Nevertheless, the per capita incomes of farmers in these scenarios are 50% lower than the per capita income of an average Indian. Steps are suggested to improve the economic situation of peri-urban farmers.

The State Forest Department, in a bid to create assets and popularise the concept of sandalwood estates, will take up the exercise of planting around 10 lakh sandalwood saplings in around 10,000 acres of forest land across the State.

Addressing mediapersons here on Friday, Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara said that 10 places - Kolar, Ramanagara, Bangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Belgaum, Dharwad, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Tumkur and Bidar - had been identified for planting sandalwood saplings.

Rs one crore offered per acre of fertile land

Landowners in 11 villages on the outskirts of the City, whose properties have been acquired for the formation of the proposed Kempegowda Layout, can now claim compensation under three slabs. The three-slab offer comes in the wake of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) hiking the land value in the 11 villages.

With this, 6 million units of electricity will be added to the grid

State-run BHEL today said it has commissioned a 250 MW unit at Harduaganj thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh. "BHEL has commissioned a 250 MW unit at Harduaganj Thermal Power Station (TPS), in Uttar Pradesh. With this, six million units of electricity will be added to the grid of the power deficit state, every day," a company statement said.