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Subsidy to farmers: Applications invited
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Subsidy to farmers: Applications invited

January 28, 2020

Mysuru: The Office of Joint Director of Agriculture Department, Mysuru taluk, has invited applications from the farming community belonging to SC and ST community of Mysuru taluk for granting subsidy.  Under the PMKSY Micro-irrigation project, 90% subsidy will be granted to farming community for their sprinkler irrigation units (all crops) and drip irrigation units (for…

Growing Grain
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Growing Grain

January 4, 2020

You may be familiar with the picturesque image of rice paddies — lush, green fields, perhaps stacked in terraces — but do you know how rice gets from the paddy to your plate? The process is seriously labour-intensive, requiring more steps than you might think would be necessary for such tiny, little grains. A staple…

Farmers invited to buy water tankers
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Farmers invited to buy water tankers

October 28, 2019

Mysuru: To tackle shortage of water for crops, Department of Horticulture has invited applications  from farmers to avail financial assistance (50% for general category and 90% for SC/ST) to purchase water tankers of 4,000 litre and 5,000 litre capacity. The eligible farmers possessing one hectare of land (0.4 hectare for SC/ST) should submit the application…

Increasing debts: Farmers commit suicide in Maddur
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Increasing debts: Farmers commit suicide in Maddur

July 22, 2019

Maddur: In separate incidents, two farmers, unable to repay the loans they had taken to grow crops, committed suicide by consuming poison at Tubinakere and Rajegowdanadoddi in the taluk. In the first incident, Krishnegowda, who owns 3.5 acre land, had taken a loan of Rs.2 lakh from a Co-operative Society, Rs.1.5 lakh from a Bank…

Increasing debts: Four persons commit suicide
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Increasing debts: Four persons commit suicide

July 19, 2019

Mysuru: In separate incidents, a couple and two farmers have committed suicide following increasing debts. In the first case, a couple, unable to repay the loans they had taken, committed suicide by hanging self at K. Shettalli, Maddur taluk in Mandya district. The deceased are Manjunath (55) and his wife Indramma (45), both native of…

Industrialists, farmers demand reduction in power tariff
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Industrialists, farmers demand reduction in power tariff

July 17, 2019

Mysuru:  Maintaining that they were major consumer of power, industrialists and farmers (IP sets) demanded a reduction in power tariff for them at the interaction meet with consumers organised by CESC (Chamundeshwari Electric Supply Company) at Rani Bahadur auditorium on Hunsur Road here this morning. The power consumers, most of whom were industrialists, entrepreneurs and…

Farmers lay siege to KRS
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Farmers lay siege to KRS

June 28, 2019

Entry to tourists only after 5 pm Mandya / Srirangapatna: With the indefinite stir launched by the farmers at Mandya seeking immediate release of water to KRS and Hemavathi Canals entering the eighth day and the deadline set to the Government for releasing water also having ended today at 11 am, hundreds of farmers thronged…

Farmers to stage indefinite stir for closure of distillery from tomorrow
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Farmers to stage indefinite stir for closure of distillery from tomorrow

June 25, 2019

Mysuru: Opposing the functioning of a distillery in the village, farmers under the banner of T. Ramegowda and Raghupati Nayaka Vedike, will be staging an indefinite stir in front of Bannari Distillery at Alaganchipura from tomorrow. Disclosing this at a press conference at Pathrakartara Bhavan here yesterday, Vedike’s Mysuru District General Secretary Immavu Raghu said…

Fake documents submitted for farm loan waiver
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Fake documents submitted for farm loan waiver

June 19, 2019

Bengaluru: Even as Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced his flagship initiative of farm loan waiver soon after coming to power last year, the State Government is said to have been saved a whopping Rs.5,000 crore with the detection of fake records such as Aadhaar Card and Bank Passbook, which were submitted under the guise of…

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