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UN’s agri body to help farmers hit by drought

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation is funding a pilot project to enable the state’s farmers to reverse the environmental degradation and rural poverty in the state by applying scien

Water levels face ‘exploitation’ risk

Groundwater levels in the state are receding at an alarming rate. While groundwater in many areas was already in the ‘critical’ category earlier, village after village in the state is now nose-diving

Farmers forced to sell cattle at half price

For 48-eight year old Anand Chahwan the last few weeks have provided good business. Buying cattle from farmers he sells them for a profit in one of the biggest cattle markets in Dharwad. While the las

Rs 5 to quench your thirst

In the baking hotlands of Bellary, residents pay for that most basic necessity — water. In Mincheri, a small village in the district, each pot of water — about 10 litres — costs a whopping Rs 5.


Parched land forces migration to Goa

Absence of drought prevention measures by the government and pathetic implementation of NREGS has forced people from affected areas of north-Karnataka to migrate to Goa in search of employment.


Rs 339 cr released for drought work: DVS

Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said here on Sunday that the government had already released Rs. 339 crore for the drought relief works in the state. Speaking to reporters, Mr Gowda noted that alo

Drought funds not used properly, says Siddu

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah, on Wednesday charged that the state government was boasting about the Rs 1 lakh crore budget without allocating a single rupee for scarc

Bommai, Katti rush to Maharashtra for water

A three member team of ministers from Karnataka led by water resources minister Basavaraj Bommai will ask Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to release water from the reservoirs in that stat

Reservoirs to run out of drinking water by May

Brace up for a relatively parched summer, as drinking water supply is likely to take a nosedive with both Osmansagar and Himayatsagar fast drying up. According to officials, water available in the tw

CM to BSY: Don’t politicise drought


Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda let off some more barbs at his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa, saying his administration would accord priority to drought relief programmes than pay heed to advice an

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