The Union government has released a sum of Rs 868 crore to take up minor irrigation projects in the drought-affected taluks of the State.

The State government had submitted a proposal to take up about 493 different minor irrigation projects in 81 drought-affected taluks at a cost of Rs 685 crore. Of these, the Centre approved 404 projects to be taken up in five phases, Secretary to Minor Irrigation Department P N Srinivasachary said.

The facility will develop and test new hybrid seed varieties, says MD

Karnataka has sought Rs 2,605.99 cr

Citing that the drought situation in the State is indeed of a serious nature, the Central team which visited the State to assess the drought situation in December has opined that there is no exaggeration in Karnataka’s claims.

Commercial use of groundwater, especially in Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts, will soon become a costly affair.

Govt proposes fixing meters to pumps to check over extraction

Is diverting Yettinahole stream to bring water to dry districts the answer? At last, the State Government seems to be waking up to the hardship faced by the people of Chikkaballapur and Tumkur districts due to non-availability of drinking water.

Ryots face multiple problems, scoff at the agricultural budget as

The problem of lake encroachment is not restricted to Bangalore alone, but also extends to the neighbouring Chikkaballapur district, Minor Irrigation Minister Govind Karjol said here on Monday.

In reply to a query raised by JD(S) legislator K P Bache Gowda at the Assembly, Karjol said of the 35 lakes in Chikkaballapur Assembly constituency, 30 have been encroached upon.

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Workers in the construction industry are in a state of unemployment as a result of the ban on sand transport in the district.

Deadlock: The Ambedkar Bhavan in Chikkaballapur is still far from complete.

Rahul Belagali, Chikkaballapur, November 29, DH News Service :

Although several developmental works have been undertaken recently in the city, the residents