T.V. Sivanandan

T.V. Sivanandan

KIRADALLI TANDA (GULBARGA DISTRICT): Kiradalli Tanda, a small hamlet in a remote corner in Surpur taluk in Gulbarga district, is shunned by people from neighbouring villages owing to the outbreak of a rare form of skin cancer linked to suspected arsenic poisoning.

The state health department will gear up to tackle any outbreak of rain-related diseases in the State, Health Minister B Sriramulu said on Wednesday.

Karnataka ranks second, next only to Rajstahan in India, in terms of total geographical area prone to drought. Among its 27 districts, 18 are drought prone. During the years, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 it faced consecutive droughts. A study was conducted in 2004 to assess the consequences of 2002-03 drought in Karnataka with special emphasis on livestock and fodder components.

A team led by Mohammed Anees from Bangalore, launched the hunt on Tuesday night and after a nearly seven-hour search, they sighted the crocodile in the wee hours, at about 3.15 am on Wednesday

People of Gulbarga can now heave a sigh of relief, following the successful catching of a live crocodile in Sharanabasaveshwara tank, popularly known as the Appana Kere, in the heart of the City.

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.

From Srinivas Sirnoorkar, DH News Service, Gulbarga:

The current study was taken up to investigate the utility of remote sensing and GIS tools for evaluation of Integrated Wasteland Development Programme (IWDP) implemented during 1997-2001 in Katangidda Nala watershed, Chincholi taluk, Gulbarga district, Karnataka.

The study area is a part of Kagna river basin in the Gulburga district of Karnataka, India. Remote sensing and GIS techniques have proved to be efficient tools in drainage delineation and their updation. These updated drainages have been used for the morphometric analysis. The morphometric analysis was carried out through measurement of linear, areal and relief aspects of basins.

After the Green Revolution and the large scale use of hybrid seeds, most traditional varieties of seeds and crops have disappeared. While it is true that hybrid seeds give more yields in the beginning, the use of chemical fertilizers results in reduced crops after a few years and leaves the farmers in crisis situations.