BENGALURU: Groundwater in 29 out of 30 districts in the state is contaminated by one pollutant or the other but don't trust a quality testing laboratory to give you the accurate picture.

The Karnataka government on Monday said it had asked state officials to utilize the nearly Rs 800 crore available for drinking water schemes to initiate measures and ensure that no village in the s

The Karnataka government has banned Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco) from selling two popular Bt cotton seed varieties in the forthcoming 2014-15 crop year (July-June), following reports of

This report by the Fact Finding Mission of GM Free Karnataka coalition relates to the failure of Bt.Cotton Crop in nearly 18 thousand hectares in Haveri and Davanageri districts of Karnataka during Khariff 2013 season starting from 1st week of May 2013 to 2nd week of July 2013.

An innovation in dryland farming has brought in much-needed relief to Karnataka’s sagging agriculture sector.

Study states that 20,000 MW can be generated by using a minimum 5 pc of wind-rich land

Wastelands in Karnataka can generate at least 50,000 MW of wind energy with turbines fitted at a height of 80 metres, according to a study by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP). The study report released on Wednesday also identified Haveri, Chikkaballapur, Hassan, Bijapur and Kolar districts, apart from Bellary, Chamarajnagar and Chitradurga, for having the potential for generation of wind energy.

The Karnataka government is implementing a unique irrigation project in the district combining the advantages of lift irrigation and drip irrigation technologies, to prevent wastage of water.

The project will irrigate 9,900 hectares in 30 villages in the taluks of Shiggaon, Hanagal and Savanur of the district, besides feeding five big tanks in the command area. A total of 1.5 tmc feet of water will be utilised under the project (1.35 tmc feet for irrigation and the rest to fill the tanks).

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Tuesday submitted in the High Court of Karnataka that all stone crushing units had been closed on June 30, 2012, following a Supreme Court order.

During the hearing of a petition by Vasanth Devadiga and others, challenging the permission for stone crushing units near residential zones, the KSPCB authorities including chairman A S Sadashivaiah, who were present in the court, said none of the leases had been renewed.

Bangalore2-day GIM targets investment of R6L cr in key sectors like energy & infrastructure

Tata Steel on Thursday announced plans to set up a R30,000 crore steel plant in Karnataka at the government-sponsored Global Investors’ Meet (GIM) 2012. The six million tonne per annum capacity plant would come up up Haveri district, Tata steel vice-chairman B Muthuraman said at the inaugural GIM function. Earlier, the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2012, aimed at attracting investors to the state,

Tension prevailed at some places in Haveri district on Tuesday, due to protests and stampede during distribution of Bt cotton seeds.

Farmers break barricades in a bid to collect seeds from an outlet of Bt cotton seeds company in Haveri district on Tuesday. The increase in demand for the ‘Kanaka’ variety of seeds and shortage of supply led to the rush. In Haveri city, police resorted to mild lathicharge as around 12,000 farmers fell over each other to collect the seeds.

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