Agriculture

Jackfruit In Coorg

“Our Ancestors had survived by consuming Jackfruit, when paddy was not sufficient for consumption” expressed a farmer at ‘Jackfruit Mela’.
True to the words, Jackfruit was once upon a time a form of staple food in Kodagu. These trees were retained to provide shade to the Cardamom. Then the traditional cardamom growing areas were converted to coffee plantations. Read More

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Govt sets guidelines for availing relief under loan waiver package

The package is applicable for small planters who’s holdings are less than 25 acre and have
taken the special coffee term loan before 2002.
The Union Govt has approved the coffee loan waiver package for Rs 241.33 crore. Under the guidelines
the small planters who are eligible will now only have to pay 25 per cent of the loan amount to the banks. Read More

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Central Government introduces 363 crore coffee package for Planters

The special package shall offer  growers relief of up to 75 per cent of their total outstanding loans existing prior to 2002. Includes a 20 per cent waiver on crop loan liabilities, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh. For loans taken after 2002, one-tenth of the liability will be waived, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh.
The package only applies growers with holdings of up to 25 acres. Read More

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As Indian Rupee appreciates, Coffee exporters stay away.

At Thursday’s Coffee Association of India’s auction at bangalore,exporters stayed away from bidding due to weak domestic and export demand for coffee.
One of the other reasons being the upward swing of rupee against the dollar, which reduces the earnings of exporter as the international coffee trade is dominated by dollar.
Only 39 tonnes out of the 238.12 on auction got sold. Read More

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The Jamma Land Issue and Insights

As the Jamma Land issue and rights over it is being raked up again, Journalist P T Bopanna throws some insights about the whole Jamma Land issue in Coorg [1. Whose land is it anyway? P.T.Bopanna, Deccan Herald 2011.] . Includes  history, sucessive rulers stand and the current government and land holders tussle. Read More

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Bane Land Issue: Coorg gears up for protest again

Revenue Secretary G.S.Narayanan circular stating that the rights over the bane lands rests with the government and not the land holders in Coorg has met with unified rejection in Coorg.
The Land holders have questioned the government’s repeated U-turn’s on the issue. The government had previously withdrawn a similar notification. Read More

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Agriculture Minister assures no shortage of fertilizers

Speaking to press persons at the College of Forestry yesterday the  Agriculture minister S.A. Ravindranath assured that the Government would ensure that there was adequate stock of fertilizers for farmers, and necessary steps have been taken to meet the demand.
He said the Government has spent Rs 400 crore to buy a stockpile of 3 lakh ton of fertilizers. Read More

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Orange Scam hits Coorg

MLC M.C.Nanaiah and former MLC A.K.Subbaiah have pointed out that the governor would be updated shortly with the issue of Nagpur variety of Oranges samplings being
distributed in the district. The issue has already snowballed into a controversy cum possible scam. Read More

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COORG IN IMMINENT ECOLOGICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC DANGER

StaryofMysore.com –
“Kodagu(Coorg) is our motherland and it should be protected now before it is too late.” This was the resolve of the Kodavas for the conservation of Kodagu, the source of Cauvery river. Read More

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Fake greens create land mafia in Kodagu: Cauvery Sena

Madikeri, May 16 (Star of Mysore)- Few fake environmentalists on the pretext of conserving the ground water reserve in Kodagu are trying to establish a land mafia, alleged Ravi Chengappa, District Convenor of Cauvery Sena.
Addressing press persons at the Press Club here, Chengappa warned the land owners not to fall prey to the fake environmentalists. Read More

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