An expert committee of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), formed in 2010 to find long - and short - term solutions to the growing water demand in the City, has put forward the v

The eco groups launch signature campaign against implementation of the scheme

Terming the Yettinahole drinking water project as “ill conceived and skewed,” environment groups have launched a signature campaign, demanding that the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) take a re-look at the same.

The government is likely to seek financial aid from the Centre to tackle drought and floods in the State.

Official sources said the government had prepared a memorandum seeking about Rs 475 crore to take up relief works in flood-affected areas, and Rs 744 crore in drought-hit areas.

MGNREGS wages paid to non-beneficiaries, before their names were deleted

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report that was tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday hinted at large-scale irregularities while implementing projects taken up under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) between 2007 and 2012.

The High Court on Friday disposed of a petition for CBI inquiry into illegal granite mining in Bagepalli town of Chikkaballapur district after the government agreed for a probe by the district’s Su

Karnataka will soon take up the Yettinahole project to provide drinking water to Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Tumkur and Chikkaballapur districts shortly.

An innovation in dryland farming has brought in much-needed relief to Karnataka’s sagging agriculture sector.

The river is now one big sewerage line; its catchment area once fed 1,775 lakes

The Arkavathy River was once the lifeline of the region. But all that is left of it today are just fond memories. The river basin that used to boast of 1,775 lakes along its pathway, now has only a few hundreds surviving.
Even during the rainy season, some of the lakes are not filled with water from the basin. The industries along the river stretch and sand mining activity have practically destroyed the river bed, residents claim.

Hard hit by consecutive droughts, in the last two years, taluks in Malnad region, have not been able to meet the drinking water shortage.

Such has been the distress situation that MLAs of the Malnad and eternally drought-hit Chikballapur district, dread facing the people in the constituency during the coming elections for fear of incuring their wrath. Janata Dal (Secular) MLA Sunil V Hegde of Haliyal constituency, Uttara Kannada district, N Sampangi of Bagepalli constitutency, Chikballapur district, and Congress MLA Kimmane Rathnakar of Thirthahalli raised the issue in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday participating in the discussion on drought and drinking water shortage.

Farmers in Kannamangala village of Chikkaballapur district, 63 km from Bangalore, used to mainly grow ragi, tamarind and other traditional crops in the laterite soil that yielded very little.

But of late, the income of farmers from this arid area has soared. For, the farmers are experimenting with various new crops and techniques of farming under a new project by the National Bank for Rural and Agricultural Development (NABARD).