The High Court has directed the State government to initiate appropriate action against those indulging in sand mining in the Tungabhadra river in the districts of Davangere, Haveri, Gadag and Bellary using mechanical devices.

Amidst the multidimensional problems and issues that dent the livelihoods of farmers in India, mixed cropping comes as a fresh breeze of hope. As the model plays as a risk reduction measure, farmers can rest assured that even in the face of an unforeseen event causing failure of a crop, they can still put a smile on their faces.

Siddaiah Hiremath and Sacchidananda Kurgund write about the hundreds of windmills used for power generation in Gadag and Chitradurga districts respectively.

The floristic composition of JFM managed forest and adjoining natural scrub forest in Guddada Budihal areas of Gadag Division was studied. The study has inferred the higher species diversity in the JFM managed forests compared to the natural forests.

The species diversity and richness indices in JFM managed and adjacent scrub forests of Doni indicates the success of JFM approach in Karnataka. The Importance Value Index, Shannon and Simpson's diversity indices were analyzed for both JFM managed and adjacent scrub forests.

BANGALORE: The Government has said it will go ahead with the execution of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala (tributaries of the Mahadayi river) diversion scheme to serve the drinking water requirements of the people in Hubli-Dharwad, Gadag, Bagalkot and parts of Belgaum districts.

In a reply to the former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's allegation that the Government would not be able to execute the project, Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa said the project was kept in abeyance by the Centre following the opposition to it by Goa.

In 2002-2004, Karnataka's S.M. Krishna government blamed farmers' suicides on alcoholism and gambling. This time around, the authorities cannot ignore the bitter harvest and its aftermath. In Bidar district alone, 48 farmers have killed themselves since July 2006. All of them were sugarcane cultivators. .News of suicides is trickling in from Gulbarga, Gadag, Mandya and Chamarajanagar.

The present study deals with the physico-chemical parameters of ground water quality in Mundargi taluk of Gadag district, Karnataka state, the study has been carried out during September 2003.

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