Mangalore, May 20 The Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB), which has financed over 12,000 solar light units under its area of operation, is now planning to make 80 villages solar villages.

This voluntary organisation in Dhar-wad has shown that it is possible to achieve progress without seeking any support from the government.
Kalghatagi is one of the most backward regions of Dharwad district. But its people don't seem to be distraught. They have taken up positive action to solve their problems.

Sarvodaya Maha Sangha (SAMAS), a registered society is an apex of 81 Sanghas in 22 villages belonging to Surashettykoppa cluster, Dharwad district, Karnataka. The inception of SAMAS dates back to 1997 when BAIF Development Research Foundation started a project titled Transfer of Technologies for Sustainable Development (TTSD) in these villages, funded by the European Union.

BANGALORE: A Green Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran will be hearing all writ petitions and appeals relating to grant of lease, licence of mines and minerals, whether minor or major, in, and or from the Government, forest or private lands.

Shanmukha M. Dyamakkanavar is a progressive chilli farmer following organic cultivation methods. His knowledge is based on experience inherited from his father and the technical support from various agencies promoting organic cultivation. Here is his experience of growing Byadagi Chillies, popular in his area using organic cultivation methods.

Gururaj Jamkhandi / Dharwad September 27, 2008, 0:07 IST

Some farmers in Singur might be vehemently opposed to the acquisition of land for Tata Motors

Surajeet Das Gupta / New Delhi/kolkata September 25, 2008, 0:19 IST

Critical components being moved out of Singur factory.

Karnataka is emerging as the front-runner in Tata Motors' search for an alternative site for its ambitious Nano small car project, which is facing problems in Singur, West Bengal, owing to protests by unwilling land losers.

Company must use land immediately: Minister 1,000 acres needed in a contiguous
parcel, says Ravi Kant

DH News Service, Hubli:

Former minister and senior Congress leader H K Patil will soon meet Primary Minister Manmohan Singh and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and appeal them to take up cloud seeding in different parts of the country to save farmers from continuous droughts. Speaking to media persons here on Monday, Mr Patil said there was an urgent need for exploring the modern technology to bail out farmers, especially living in drought-prone areas, who were suffering due to lack of rains.

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) will invite tenders in a few months for setting up of a 1450 MW capacity Pumped Storage power generating units across Sharavathi and Kali rivers.

The project, which involves pumping back of water used for generating power into reservoirs, aims at setting up a 800 MW unit at Varahi and 650 MW unit at Sharavathi hydro-stations. The technology will be obtained from Japan the total project cost is estimated to be around Rs 4500 crores.