Festival of Ground Nuts at Malleshwaram

A four-day groundnut festival was held at the Kandu  Malleshwar Temple in Malleshwaram. By Sharathkumar Nair Bengaluru, Nov. 23, 2018. Kadalekai Parishe organized the annual groundnut fair today at Malleshwaram. The event was inaugurated by Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun in presence of local MLA of Malleshwaram Dr. Ashwath Narayanan. The fair attracts ground nut lovers from […]

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BJP Protest Against Karnataka Chief Minister

Chief Ministers’ comment against farmers fuel protest at SBM Circle. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members took to the streets on Wednesday in protest of the Chief Minister’s comments on farmers. Over 2000 BJP members in Bangalore participated in the protest on Wednesday. The protest was held at Mysore Bank circle on K.G Road. Chief Minister […]

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Activism in Bangalore

The scenario in Bangalore when it comes to different genres of activism. Bangalore, Sept. 18, 2018: Bangalore’s stage in activism being evolving in various ways, there are different forms of activism that take place depending on the issue that it revolves around. Protests taking place on different issues like the fundamental rights, agriculture, women empowerment, […]

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GST compounds farmers’ woes as cost of machinery rises

Bangalore, Oct 12, 2017: The 12 per cent GST on farm machinery has hit manufacturers and farmers in Bangalore. Before the GST, almost all farm equipment’s including threshers, drip irrigation systems, laser levelers, harrow, and cultivator power sprayer were taxed under Value Added Tax system at the rate of 5 per cent. Drip and sprinkler irrigation […]

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No soil health cards, farmers get no support

With one year left in the Soil Health Card scheme, the scheme is far from its cumulative target. Bangalore, 24 January 2018: The inadequacy of soil testing facilities in the country is the main reason for a slow progress in the distribution of Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Lok Sabha Standing Committee Report showed. The […]

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For sugarcane farmers, fixing FRP is not enough

Sugar factory owners do not pay us our dues, farmers allege Bangalore, January 24, 2017: This sankaranti consumers went home with large quantities of sugarcane, with prices sugar cane sticks (jholley) dropping by half. Sugarcane farmers, on the other hand, are still waiting to be paid by sugar factory owners. “The factory owners charge according […]

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