Worms Aren’t Farmer’s Friends Anymore

Forty thousand hectares of Manvi taluk have maize and sorghum crops out of which  50 to 60 per cent of these farms have army worm’s problems. By Tejendra Parmar Bengaluru, April 20, 2019 Frightened and tired, dismayed and angry, farmers from Kavithal, a small village in Manvi taluk of Raichur district, have been toiling and […]

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OPV-a cause for increased counts of flaccid paralysis in rural India

Rural India still shows increasing counts of Acute flaccid paralysis One fine evening in the month of July when Mallikarjun was back from school, he had his evening snack and then went off to bed for a nap. When he woke up, he was unable to stand up, his right limb was trembling and he […]

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Monumental failure of MNREGA Scheme in Lingasugur Taluk

Farmers working at the agricultural land Sahana S A forty-five-year-old Chandrappa who arrived for village fair to celebrate along with his family members recalls his former days where he used to work in a coconut farm under the NAREGA scheme for three months.  He used to use the payment to look after his agricultural land […]

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Mismanaged Records of School Dropouts at Lingasugur

The government schools face several challenges with children who are irregular to the school. The dropout rate is different than the actual number. By Esther Esha Bangalore, April 4, 2019   Yellappa, a 60-year-old man, with a walking stick in his hand and a turban around his head, constantly worries about his only child Yellappa […]

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Extinction of Otters Could Lead to Extinction of Aquatic Life

Feature Image by Dr. Samad Kottur. The two types of otters dwelling in India around the region of River Tungabhadra: the smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), and the small-clawed otter are endangered species, and various measures have been brought in to protect them. By Praveena P. Bangalore, April 2019. If a person manages to spot an […]

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