Sandalwood cultivators wait for access to open markets

Sandalwood farmers want to sell their crop as agricultural produce and do not want to deal with the forest department. Private sandalwood cultivators in Karnataka demand permission to sell the wood in open markets  to realize better profits. Farmer Shivappa Matturu has more than 1300 Sandalwood trees at his farm in Haveri district. “Selling it […]

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Odisha, West Bengal gear up for Cyclone Yaas

Around 20,000 people have already been evacuated in Odisha and the government is hiking payments for restoration work post the cyclone. Cuttack, Kolkata: A storm is coming. Within a year of the cyclone Amphan, another cyclone called Cyclone Yaas will make landfall on Odisha and West Bengal within the next 12 hours. While the state […]

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BBMP fails to follow guidelines, expenses skyrocket

A CAG report says that BBMP could have saved Rs. 8.2 million by adding waste plastic mix to road construction. Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had to shell out more than Rs. 8.2 million since the municipal body failed to follow through on compulsory guidelines laid down for road construction.  A Comptroller and […]

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