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KRRS urges State to announce farmer welfare schemes in Budget
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KRRS urges State to announce farmer welfare schemes in Budget

February 11, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) has urged the State Government to announce schemes aimed at farmer welfare in the forthcoming Budget. Addressing a press meet here recently, KRRS President Badagalapura Nagendra said that the farmers of the State were distressed by loss of crops due to floods and drought, unremunerative prices for crops…

National Farmers’ Day: Farmers groomed on agricultural implements
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National Farmers’ Day: Farmers groomed on agricultural implements

December 23, 2019

Mysuru: Marking National Farmers’ Day commemorating birth anniversary of former PM late Chaudhary Charan Singh, Zilla Panchayat, Department of Agriculture and other organisations had organised a workshop on ‘Quality of agricultural implements’ at Curzon Park this morning. About 100 farmers participated in the workshop who were groomed on agricultural implements and marketing of these implements….

Farmer ends life in Mandya taluk
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Farmer ends life in Mandya taluk

November 2, 2019

Mandya: A farmer Manjunath (40), son of Srinivas of Hulivana village in the taluk allegedly committed suicide this morning by hanging from a tree at the agricultural land he owned. Manjunath was said to had grown sugarcane in his 3-acre land. He was reportedly waiting for the clearance permit for the 14-month-old crop to be…

Farmer commits suicide at Hunsur
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Farmer commits suicide at Hunsur

July 2, 2019

Hunsur:  A debt-ridden farmer, who had attempted suicide by consuming pesticide and was admitted to a private hospital in Mysuru, breathed his last yesterday. The deceased farmer is Rajashekar (45), a resident of Hegganduru village in Hunsur taluk. Rajashekar had taken a loan of Rs.7.5 lakh from a bank in Hunsur and had also taken…

Risky Business
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Risky Business

June 18, 2019

Agriculture is a profession of patience and it is important to take risks at times. Apart from the time, labour and financial investment, passion is an important attribute to be successful. This is the season of Jamun (Indian Blackberry) fruit and tonnes of fruits are brought into the city daily from various places including Bengaluru,…

Farmer killed as power line snaps and falls on him
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Farmer killed as power line snaps and falls on him

April 16, 2019

Mysuru: A farmer, who was working in a sugarcane field, was killed after a live power line snapped and fell on him at Yelegowdanahundi village in the taluk yesterday morning. The deceased farmer is Gavisiddegowda (50), son of late Yelegowda of the village. Yesterday morning, Gavisiddegowda was working in the sugarcane field of one Mustaj…

Farmer commits suicide
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Farmer commits suicide

July 9, 2018

Mysuru: A farmer, who was suffering from illness, allegedly committed suicide by hanging self to a tree in his farm at Yandalli village in the taluk. The deceased has been identified as Karigowda (37), a resident of Yandalli. Karigowda, who was suffering from illness, who left his house on Saturday morning saying that he was…

Journey of a natural farmer through the eyes of a Historian
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Journey of a natural farmer through the eyes of a Historian

December 27, 2017

Renowned Historian and former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore and Goa Universities Prof. B. Sheik Ali, an avid reader of Star of Mysore, is penning an article for this newspaper for the first time. The nonagenarian, in his lucid hand, writes about the importance of natural farming and highlights how M.K. Kailash Murthy, a natural farmer, cultivates…

Release of water to Tamil Nadu: Farmers stage protest
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Release of water to Tamil Nadu: Farmers stage protest

July 16, 2017

Mysuru: Strongly condemning the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu (TN), over a hundred farmers under the banner of Karnataka Sugarcane Growers Association staged a demonstration in front of the Cauvery CADA (Command Area Development Authority) office on Sayyaji Rao Road here  on Friday. Alleging that the State Government was releasing water to TN…

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