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More number of Food Parks will be set up in State: Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil
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More number of Food Parks will be set up in State: Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil

July 4, 2020

Bengaluru: Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil informed yesterday that State Government is committed to develop more number of Food Parks and provide all necessary infrastructure for them in the State. After formally taking charge as the President of Food Karnataka Limited at a function organised in Vikasa Soudha yesterday, Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil conducted progress review…

Farmers stage protest against amendment to Land Reforms Act
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Farmers stage protest against amendment to Land Reforms Act

June 30, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Strongly condemning the amendments to Karnataka Land Reforms Act, farmers under the banner of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Virodhi Kaide Horata Samithi, staged a demonstration in front of the Regional Commissioner’s office here on Monday. Maintaining that the amendments to the Land Reforms Act will sound a death knell to the farming community, the farmers…

Floriculturists asked to submit applications for relief
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Floriculturists asked to submit applications for relief

May 31, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: With  many farmers who cultivated flowers suffering huge losses due to COVID-19 induced lockdown, vagaries of nature and lack of buyers, the Horticulture Department has asked farmers (Floriculturists) to submit compensation applications directly to the Office of the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture (SADH) at their respective taluks  in order to avoid middlemen. For…

Blame it on virus: Future tense for farmers in distress
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Blame it on virus: Future tense for farmers in distress

May 29, 2020

Progressive farmer from Mysuru loses hope on getting back his money invested in Cavendish and Zarbera cultivation By Y.D. Shekar With the nationwide lockdown for over two months, farmers who cultivated vegetables, flowers and fruits are facing massive distress due to disruptions in supply chains of the agriculture sector. Higher costs of harvesting and transportation,…

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…

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