Bangalore: Rain woes continued on Friday also, with several parts of the State receiving heavy rainfall. Four persons lost their lives - two in Belgaum and one each in Udupi and Kodagu districts. As many as 13 houses have partially collapsed in Haveri district, while several roads are inundated in Belgaum district.
Rapid urbanisation sees dip in numbers since the last headcount
Of the 6.11 crore population in Karnataka, 61.43 per cent live in rural areas, but their number has drastically declined since the last Census, giving an indication of the increased preference of the people to shift to cities.
4 deaths in the State this year; low figure seen as increase in immunity
Deaths reported in the State due to H1N1 have declined steadily over the last three years.
From registering 94 deaths in 2009 and 42 in 2010 in Bangalore urban district (including BBMP area) alone, the numbers have drastically come down to one death till May this year.
Late last year, Karnataka state government called for initial bids for three gas-based power projects with a size of 700 megawatts each. As many as eight companies qualified in the bids, but the projects are held up due to questions over fuel supply.
Earlier, the three projects at Gadag, Belgaum and Davanagere, were supposed to be fired by domestic gas from the Dabhol Bidadi pipeline.