Scheme aims at increasing paddy, maize production by 20 pc
Madikeri, As many as 58 villages and 19,000 hectare land will reap the benefits under

Proportion of child population falls below nine per cent in four dists
Bangalore, The percentage of children in the age group 0-6 has declined to 11.21 per cent in 2011 from 13.59 per cent in 2001, according to census figures.

The decrease is 2.36 percen

Maddur (Mandya dist): Fire has destroyed nearly 60 acres of forest at Maradevanahlli Social forests in Kesthur range of the taluk, recently.

The social forest near Maradevanahalli destroyed in fire in Maddur taluk recently. Dh photo It is said that the fire was noticed around 1 pm. The fire has destroyed forests as well as claimed the lives of more than 10 peacocks and a python.

A team of officers led by Tahsildar arrested two persons and seized a tractor used for illegal stone quarry works at Gajarajagiri hills near Kapanahalli Gavimutt in the taluk on Thursday.

Tahsildar Dr H L Nagaraj and others paid a surprise visit to the Gajarajagiri hills following complaints of illegal stone quarrying.

Interestingly, quarrying has been going on unabated near Siddalingeshwara

The neo-natal clinic at the government hospital in Mandya, 90 km from Bangalore, is surprisingly clean as ophthalmologist Anand Vinekar, 35, wheels in a Retcam, a cutting-edge diagnostic device the size of a television set. Vinekar then pulls out what looks like a hair dryer from the device.

Samples of water, sediments, Shrimps (Caridina sp.,Litopenaeus ,Macrobrachium, Neocaridina ) and fish Species( Etroplus suratensis, Murrels (Channa marulius) ,silver carp and Catfishes (Heteropneustes fossilis) ) were analysed for organochlorine (OCP

The quality of water in four streams of Cauvery River in Mandya
District, where many small scale sugar and brewery distilleries are located, was analysed. Sampling was carried out from four streams designated as station 1 (upstream of effluent discharge point), station 2 (effluent discharge point) and station 3 (downstream of effluent discharge) station 4 (fresh water

Mulberry sericulture is a labour-intensive industry in all its phases, namely, cultivation of silkworm food plants, silkworm rearing, silk reeling and other post cocoon processes. In the global context, silk accounts for about 0.2 per cent of total textile fiber production. However, in value terms, silk stands for high value export oriented items in the world trade. Oct-Dec 2007

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.