User: ajnyani Topic: Agric
Category: Karnataka :: KAGECON
Last updated: Jul 21 2017 21:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Heavy rains bring respite to drought-hit Karnataka 21.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Revival of the south-west monsoon and heavy rains in many parts of Karnataka this week brought respite to the people, reeling under severe drought over the last two years, said an official on Friday.
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Opposition targets govt over lynchings, Congress attacks PM Modi 21.7.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Prime minister was doing nothing to restrain cow vigilantes: Kapil Sibal
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Cauvery inflow improves, but still not good enough 21.7.2017 Hindu: Home
There has been a significant increase in the inflow into the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) reservoir. With incessant showers lashing the catchment areas of the Cauvery in Kodagu for the past 72 hours, the q...
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In Mandya, rainfall 58% deficient in June, 60% in July 20.7.2017 Hindu: Home
However, most parts of district got above average rains between March and May
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In the land of Basavanna, communal efforts will not succeed: Siddaramaiah 20.7.2017 Hindu: National
“Karnataka is a land where the seeds of social justice were sown by social reformer Basavanna in the twelfth century. That is the reason why the efforts of communal forces will not succeed after a po...
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At Rs 90 a kg, tomato costlier than petrol in Bengaluru 19.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Tomato prices touched an all-time high of Rs 90 per kg in Bengaluru on Wednesday on account of poor rainfall in the major tomato-growing districts of southern Karnataka. Outlets of Horticultural Producers Co-operative Marketing and Processing Society Limited (Hopcoms) sold tomatoes at Rs 90 a kg, about the same price quoted by vendors in retail markets across the city. "On July 12, a kilogram of tomato was priced at Rs 88. The price was the same till Tuesday but shot up suddenly on Wednesday," a Hopcoms official said. A kilogram of tomatoes costs Rs 65 in the wholesale market. A kilogram of fig retails at almost the same as tomatoes at Rs 92, which is a rare phenomenon, he added. "Ironically, fuel is cheaper than tomatoes. Since tomatoes are used in almost every dish, the price rise will hit people hard," he said. On Wednesday, petrol cost Rs 65.38 a litre and diesel Rs 55.19 a litre. R V Gopi, the president of Vegetable and Fruit Wholesale Merchants' Association, said a kilogram of tomatoes cost just Rs ...
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Coffee exports may fall 15 to 20% this year 19.7.2017 ET: Agriculture
As per Coffee Board’s export data for the period from January 1 to July 17, 2017, the total export volumes were at 2,16,926 tonnes –– a marginal drop compared to same period last year.
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Tracking arboviruses 19.7.2017 FrontLine: Science & Technology
Bats and other small mammals that chronically harbour viruses act as disease reservoirs, though the exact pathways through which these are transmitted to humans are not always clear. It is an area that needs research if epidemics are to be prevented. By P.K. RAJAGOPALAN
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Lending a helping hand 19.7.2017 FrontLine: Social Issues
Since 1996, a unique microenterprise movement helmed by the Mann Deshi Foundation has transformed the lives of lakhs of rural women in a remote, drought-prone town in Maharashtra. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM
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‘Cauvery Tribunal order is like ordering god to send rain’ 19.7.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Karnataka lawyer questions directive
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Chorla Ghat route choked by landslides, fallen trees 19.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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Karnataka appoints Revenna as new DIG, prisons 18.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Karnataka government on Tuesday appointed IPS officer H.S. Revanna as the new Deputy Inspector General, Prisons, a day after transferring incumbent D. Roopa to be the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety here.
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IMD predicts heavy rainfall for central, northwest India 18.7.2017 TOI: India
As the Monsoon reached in active phase in most parts of the country, heavy to very heavy rainfall has increased the chances of floods even in central and northwest India over next 10 days.
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Weather plays spoiltsport, tomatoes still sell at Rs 80/kg 18.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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Rain plays truant: Storage in Cauvery basin less than half of last year 17.7.2017 Hindu: National
Karnataka staring at grimmer situation if monsoon does not pick up in the next couple of weeks
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Karnataka shunts out police officer Roopa for jail expose 17.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government on Monday transferred controversial Indian Police Service officer D. Roopa days after she exposed the rampant corruption and massive irregularities in the Bengaluru Central Jail, said an official order.
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LIVE: Markets open marginally higher, Nifty trades above 9,900 17.7.2017 Business Standard: Markets & Investing
Watch this space for all live market updates
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A whopping 42 lakh farmers opt for e-trading 16.7.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Online trading helps them get higher prices for their produce in APMCs and eliminates the role of middlemen
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EID Parry uses drip, micro irrigation to sustain sugarcane supply 16.7.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
With the sugarcane production has come down owing to the decline in monsoon in South India, the Murugappa Group company EID Parry is taking up a number of initiatives like cooperative farming, providing resources for drip and micro irrigation besides partnering with the farmers and others that it gets its raw material and sustain the business.More than 90 per cent of the company's revenue comes from the sugar business and the sugarcane availability and sugar prices play a predominant role in determining the profitability of the company.Improved sugarcane availability is important for sustaining and growing the profitability of the sugar business," said the company management in the company's annual report for 2016-17.It has launched a number of initiatives like cooperative farming and providing resources for drip and micro irrigation. Besides, the company is partnering with the farmers in various activities to offer seed, farming technology support, and facilitating training ...
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The journey from farm to fashion 15.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
When Mani Chinnaswamy, an MBA graduate from the US, took over his family business of cotton mills, little did he know that he would be instrumental in bridging the gap between cotton farming and the world of fashion. Being a third-generation inheritor of the family business in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, he could have just continued doing what his predecessors had done — buy cotton from suppliers for his mill. Period. But, that was not Mani. He wanted to popularise cotton, the fabric India is known for. His decision was ably supported by his wife Vijayalakshmi Nachiar, a textile expert. However, he was shocked to see that cotton farming had gone the genetically modified (GM) way, for reasons aplenty — poor quality of soil due to the overuse of fertilisers, subsequent low yield, debts, farmer suicides... "It was shocking to see that the organic farming culture was almost lost, in just 10 years. Farmers had to be led back to organic farming, and assured every kind of support possible," says Mani. In ...
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