The State government has released a sum of Rs 30 lakh for solving drinking water problem in Kodagu district. The two assembly constituencies will get Rs 15 lakh each.

The State government has given the direction to take measure to solve drinking water woes in the district and dig borewells only in case of emergency.

Only when farming is based upon "natural principles" can it be truly sustainable. Ecological farming is based on nurturing and nourishing the soils. Emphasizing soil conservation and building up organic matter are key to maintain these natural ecological balances in crop ecosystems. Mojo plantation is one such attempt.

Kodagu district produces 2% of the world’s coffee, in complex, multistoried agroforestry systems. The forests of the district harbour a large population of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). The combined effects of high elephant density and major landscape changes due to the expansion of coffee cultivation are the cause of human–elephant conflicts (HEC).

Karnataka has banned cultivation of eucalyptus in malnad (hill area) and semi-malnad areas.

The government has released an additional sum of Rs 3.35 crore for the ambitious Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). With this, a sum of Rs 22 crore was available for the district during 2010-11.

The State government has released the funds to Gram Panchayats online. Of the available funds, a sum of Rs 12 crore has been utilised so far.

The State government will seek the Centre

In a drinking water catastrophe, two people have been dead and 17 are ill due to drinking the polluted water in Valagunda Scheduled Tribes Haadi.

Aftermath of the situation has brought a mourning atmosphere in the Haadi with 22 houses in the region having a deserted look.

The Kodagu Zilla Panchayat has submitted a proposal to the government seeking Rs five crore additional sanction for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), despite the fact that the district is lagging behind in its implementation.

A total of Rs 9.04 crore was sanctioned for the district for the implementation of MGNREGS in 2010-11.

The implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is going on at snail

Urging the government to contain wild elephant menace and to announce compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of those who were killed in wild elephant attack, estate labourers under the aegis of United Plantation Workers Union staged a protest in Fort premises on Tuesday.

The plantation workers took out a protest rally in the main streets of the town.