Shifting from Jowar to cash crops

Low profits earned from jowar or sorghum cultivation leads to farmers shifting to commercial crops. By Archita Chakraborty February 25, 2020 | Shahapur Jowar production in Shahapur has dropped by 50 percent over a decade as farmers are shifting towards commercial crops and paddy. Commercial crops (or cash crops) are crops grown mainly for profit. […]

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HUNTING FOR A TEACHING SPACE

 Education of student’s is jeopardized, as students continue to study without classrooms. Pradnya Desai Due to delay in the provision of flood relief funds for the renovation of school buildings in Athani Taluk, classes are being conducted in the open. An instructor of the   the Government Primary School Kategari said, “The government personnel had surveyed […]

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No compensation come drought or flood

The state government is yet to give  compensations to farmers for crop damage during drought seasons. Yamini Chincholi | Bengaluru Farmers in Maski taluk are yet to get compensation for crop damages caused due to floods and drought from the state government, according to the Right to Fair Compensation Act, 2013. Abdul Aziz, working journalist, […]

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Teachers in RMSA schools go without salary

Teachers in high schools of Mudhol Taluk under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikshya Abhiyaan (RMSA) scheme don’t get paid for months on end. Savyata Mishra “The situation is so that we don’t feel like government employees anymore,” said Mr Dombar, who teaches English to students in Soragaon village government high school that is under the (RMSA) […]

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Dream of a pucca house-still a dream?

In Shahpur taluk, the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna- Grahmin (PMAY-G) cannot be accessed by everyone By Archita Chakraborty People in the villages of Shahpur are unable to avail the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) as they are not getting the allotted money to build their houses. Shahpur taluk has a […]

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BS-III buses still running on rural roads

NWKRTC fails to replace BS-III compliant buses in Northern Karnataka, passengers travel in poorly maintained buses. By Shivani Verma The North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) buses which run in Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur district are Bharat Stage III (BS-III) compliant which cause more pollution and are in bad condition. “We have to travel everyday […]

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Childhood dreams being baked at brick kilns

Children working in extreme conditions in brick kiln in Kushtagi, while their health and well-being is threatened Riddhiman Roy  “We use the field when we have to use the bathroom, there used to be a groundwater pump here, but that stopped working, and for food, we get our meals packed from home”, said Vikas, an […]

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Mudhol Taluk drowning in drainage water

Due to poor drainage system in Mudhol taluk, people there struggle to avoid getting stuck in drainage water.  Even the municipal office is not spared during heavy rains. Vivek Madhu The drainage system of Mudhol becomes useless when the monsoon arrives.  The drainage water directly enters school and office premises once it starts raining. The […]

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