In Hospet-Sandur-Bellary (BHS) sector, there is unaccounted mushrooming of registered and unregistered iron ore traders.

About 1,000 farmers from across the State will be trained as 'plant doctors' at a three-day training beginning Thursday, in Chitradurga.

The programme, funded by the Agriculture Department and the Bio-control Research Laboratories (BCRL) and supported by the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI), aims to create a pool of plant health workers to run 72 independent, community-b