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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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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