Engineering graduates among 1,858 land surveyors recruited

Revenue Minister V Sreenivas Prasad on Wednesday announced that a re-survey of revenue lands in the State will be taken up under the National Land Records Modernisation Programme (NLRMP).

More than two weeks after the Belgaum District Pollution Control Board ordered the immediate closure of stone crushing units in the district, many are still functioning.

Karnataka is setting up a Natural Calamities Relief Fund with a corpus of Rs 125 crore to reduce hardships of the people hit by such disasters besides meeting the demands of the affected district

The district administration is gearing up to crack the whip on illegal sand mining, in the light of reports that the menace had led to the Malaprabha river changing its course.

The task force to curb illegal mining had found it difficult to rein in those extracting sand illegally as they had the tacit support of local politicians and the police. There have been instances of officials trying to put an end to the illegality being issued death threats.

BEGALUM: Stating that the ban on mining activities in Goa has opened up wider opportunities for imports and exports at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), the MPT Chairman P Mara Pandiyan has said effor

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil has said that the government would release Rs 38 crore to solve the drinking water problem in rural areas.

Draft EIA report of 4.30 MTPA limestone mining at Belgaum, Karnataka of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

The sweltering summer heat has aggravated the problem of drinking water supply in most parts of the State, prompting the State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RD&PR) to seek the permission of Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (OCEO), Karnataka, to implement approved action plans related to drinking water at the panchayat-level.

Besides, the Revenue department has recently issued a circular stating that water in major reservoirs should be used only for drinking purpose.

Is the PPP model going to work in the field of drinking water services?

The State government has issued an order banning drilling of borewells in 35 taluks of the State, following over-exploitation of the water table in these places.

The Karnataka Groundwater Development: Control and Management Act, 2010, came into effect last month and sinking borewells has been banned in the following taluks:

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