Ghazipur borders blocked, traffic distress worsens

Citizens, especially daily travelers are facing worse traffic situations due to the highways being occupied in the on-going protests.  Inter-city travelers, especially employees, are facing problems in order to reach and return from their workplaces due to a surge in city traffic since the onset of the farmers’ protest. Chaotic traffic was already an unsolved […]

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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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Warangal farmers face crisis due to lack of funds

Since 2016, no farmer in the Warangal district has received crop loss funds from the Telangana government.  Warangal: Farmers across Warangal district have not received crop loss funds from the Telangana government for the last four years. Around 17 lakh acres of crops were drastically damaged in 2020 due to recent rains in Telangana.  However, […]

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Farmers blissful in ignorance about cattle feed

The farmers of Maski Taluk are either unaware about the prescribed feed for cattle from the Karnataka Milk Federation or refuse to buy stating high prices. By Yamini Chincholi Four in ten farmers in Maski Taluk are unaware about the cattle feed prescribed by the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) and many of them can’t afford […]

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Fake Flowers Steal The Show, Farmers’ Profits

Floriculture farmers face losses, as cheaper alternatives are gradually replacing natural flowers. By Jagriti Parakh Plastic products have dramatically altered commercial floriculture. Large scale use of plastic flowers, especially for decorative purposes in occasions like weddings, has lowered the demand for natural ones, forcing farmers to give up flower farming. Imports of artificial flowers from […]

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E-initiative to Boost Farmers’ Trade

The state of Karnataka has brought in an e-initiative system to make agricultural trade more transparent. By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The state of Karnataka has introduced an E-initiate system known as the unified market platform (UMP) which is aimed at bringing a fair system of agricultural trading for the farmers. To use […]

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State Wakes up to Water Scarcity

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy inaugurated ‘Jalamrutha'(Water Forever, for Everyone), a new programme today at Ambedkar Bhavan in Bangalore. Mahesh, the joint director of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), exclusively in an interview with Softcopy, said, “The project is up to the Gram Panchayat level which will be implemented for two years. […]

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Karnataka Health Scheme not Really Affordable

The Arogya Bhagya Yojane Health Scheme not a very helpful tool for the people of Karnataka State. By Surbhi Jain Bengaluru, Jan. 31, 2019. Arogya Bhagya Yojane, the state level health scheme for Karnataka is not totally free for the people. The health insurance program follows the ideology of ‘Treatment first and payment next’. But […]

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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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