BENGALURU: The High Court acquitted all four accused in the inhuman Hangarahalli bonded labour case registered by Srirangapatna police of Mandya district. The accused had allegedly kept labourers in shackles in a stone quarry.Five labourers Venakatachala, Nagaraju, Krishna, Venkatesha and Gopal were found chained at Chamundeshwari Stone Crushing Industry in Hangarahalli in Srirangapatna taluk and were freed by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha in June 2000.In relation to the case registered in June 22, 2000, the four accused were convicted by trial court in Mandya and they filed an appeal in the High Court. Justice Anand Byrareddy on January 3 allowed their appeals.
Bidar, which used to be the fourth largest sugarcane-growing district in the State, is all set to lose the tag, as the district’s farmers, hit by the long dry spell and unstable prices offered by sugar factories, seem to have reduced cane cultivation.Officials say this year’s harvest is just around 10 lakh tonnes, down from the average of 25 lakh tonnes over the past decade. This has hit sugar factories and the backyard jaggery-making units. Bidar has five sugar factories — three in the cooperative sector and two private units. Sugarcane is also bought by around 10 Khand Saris or mini factories that make diamond sugar and molasses.
Members of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) on Tuesday staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding complete implementation of the ban on breeding of African catfish in the district.As a mark of protest against authorities concerned, the functionaries took the African catfish to the protest venue.The African catfish is not eco-friendly, it causes ecological imbalance and not fit for human consumption, KRRS district convenerK. Srinivasa Gowda said.
ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ, ಜ.8: ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ವಿವಿಧ ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತಗೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕೆಲ ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರಹೊಮ್ಮುವ ಧೂಳು ಮತ್ತು ಹೊಲಸಿನಿಂದಾಗಿ ರೈತರು ಬೆಳೆದ ಬೆಳೆಗೆ ಹಾನಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಬೆಳೆ ಹಾನಿಗೊಳಗಾಗುವ ರೈತರಿಗೆ ಸೂಕ್ತ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿರುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘ ಮತ್ತು ಹಸಿರು ಸೇನೆಯ ಪದಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಯುವಕರು, ಜಿಲ್ಲಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸಿ ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳ ಮಾಲೀಕರು ರೈತ ಸಂಘದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಸಭೆ ಕರೆಯುವಂತೆ ಕೋರಿದ್ದಾರೆ.ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘದ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ದರೂರು ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮಗೌಡ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರರು ಇಂದು ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿಯ ಸುದ್ದಿ-ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳನ್ನು ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ವಿವಿಧ ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿರುವ ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಿಗೆ ಕರೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗಿ, ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸಿದರಲ್ಲದೇ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಖಾನೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಬೀಳುವ ಧೂಳು, ಹೊಲಸಿನಿಂದಾಗಿ ಉಂಟಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪರಿಸರ ಮಾಲಿನ್ಯ, ಕೃಷಿ ಹಾನಿ, ಬೆಳೆ ನಷ್ಟದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ, ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಆಡಳಿತವು ಸೂಕ್ತ ಕ್ರಮ ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿದರು.
The Supreme Court’s order to Karnataka on releasing 2,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till February 7 has triggered protests in Maddur of the district.On Thursday, many Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) members blocked the traffic on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway and urged the State government not to discharge water as the farmers here are reeling under severe drought.KRRS leader Konasale Narasaraju, who led the protest, said that the farmers in the Cauvery delta, for the last several years, have been losing crops continuously owing to drought and the Cauvery water crisis.
Shambhunahalli Suresh, president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Mandya district unit, said the KRRS would convene a meeting on Friday to decide the next course of action following the apex court’s direction.G. Made Gowda, president of the Mandya Zilla Raitha Hithrakshana Samiti and former MP, expressed his displeasure over the direction and urged the State government to “defy the apex court order”.
Activists of the Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha (KRRS) staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday opposing the ban on drilling borewells in the State for irrigation.In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, president of Dakshina Kannada unit of KRRS Ravikiran Punacha said that the water table in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have not depleted alarmingly and hence, both the districts should be excluded from the August 20, 2016 ban.
ರಾಯಚೂರು, ಜ. ೨- ರೈತರನ್ನು ರಾಜಕೀಯವಾಗಿ ಬಲಿಷ್ಟಗೊಳಿಸುವ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವರಾಜ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಪಕ್ಷವನ್ನು ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ತರಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ರೈತ ಸಂಘ ಹಾಗೂ ಹಸಿರು ಸೇನೆಯ ವರಿಷ್ಠರು ಹಾಗೂ ಶಾಸಕರಾದ ಕೆ.ಎಸ್.ಪುಟ್ಟಣ
“As per the report submitted by Agriculture Price Commission, the cost of cultivating red-gram in an acre is between Rs. 18,000 and Rs. 25,000. Considering the per-acre yield between three and four quintal, Rs. 6,500 is required to produce one quintal of red-gram. Based on these calculations, Karnataka government recommended an MSP of Rs. 6,500 a quintal of red-gram, but the Union government gave only Rs. 5,050,” Maruthi Manpade, president, KPRS, said. Karnataka government, he added, should increase its incentive from Rs. 450 a quintal to Rs. 1,500 a quintal so that its own recommendation to Union government would get fulfilled, he added.
At the meeting of the Irrigation Consultative Committee (ICC) of Bhadra Command Area Development Authority (CADA) held here on Monday, it was decided that water from the Tunga reservoir would be released for 50 days for the standing crops, including arecanut, coconut, banana and sugarcane, in the command area during summer.