Protest fall out: ASHA workers get Rs. 1,000

After the online protests by ASHA workers on Monday, May 24, 2021, Rs 1000 has been credited to their accounts. Mysuru: Manju, an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker from Bannur taluk in Mysuru was surprised to see that her account had been credited with Rs 1000 by the Karnataka state health department, following online […]

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Pushing vegetable carts through the pandemic

Mysuru district administration, to avoid crowding, has asked all vegetable and fruit vendors to get push carts if they have to sell at open marketplaces. Mysuru: Tayamma has wonderfully arranged brinjals, carrots, tomatoes and capsicums on a push-cart. However, her face, tattooed with wrinkles, does not reflect the emotion involved in doing so. “It has […]

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Online Property Tax: Navigating the ‘Unmapped’ Territory

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) introduced an online payment option In April this year to pay property tax, but it has been marred by technical glitches and uneven mapping so far.  Mysuru: When Shaila realised she need not stand in long queues at the tax collection office to pay property tax like every year, she […]

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Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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