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Assembly approves Pilikula Development Authority Bill
Pilikula Development Authority to give autonomy to develop Pilikula as tourism hub
INTACH to document heritage structures
Coast has the best of architecture - mud, timber, lime from sea."
Country’s first 3D planetarium inaugurated at Pilikula in city
India's first 3D planetarium to start regular shows from March 4

Africa looks to India for Healthcare Development at IHTC Conference
One of the key highlights of the congress would be the collaboration of Mombasa and Mangalore in all aspects of health. Kenya Healthcare Delegation led By Mombasa State Health Minister to visit Mangalore for Long Term Collaboration right from training their healthcare professionals to advance treatment to their citizens. This strategic agreement would be the first international collaboration of Mangalore Hospitals with Mombasa.
Mangalore as Medical Tourism Region
Medical Tourism: Mangaluru Hospitals sign MoU with Kenya
Mombasa County signs MOU with three healthcare institutions
Africa looks at India for healthcare development with training of doctors and paramedics

Congo delegates visits MIO for cancer treatment collaboration

Over 1,000 foreigners tour city as two luxury cruise vessels call at NMPT

When will be 'Alupa Utsava'?

SJEC to organise day-long MDB on ‘Tourism and Hospitality’
MDP on Tourism and Hospitality at SJEC on Mar 24

Pilikula golf course set for major facelift on par with international standards
Opus Laguna - Proposed Golf Course and Beach Resort Project

Rare works preserved and handed over to Kollur temple administration

Surf photography: Splash with a flash
From Karwar to Kudla, he came in a kayak

Take to the boats: Visit top cruise ports in India
Explore India on water, plan a cruise holiday this summer

Top surfers will take up the monsoon challenge in Mangaluru
Mangalore to host inaugural monsoon surf challenge from June 2-7

'ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೀಚ್ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ'

Top 5 beaches in Mangalore to explore on your next visit!

Butterfly park raring to go after fresh sightings

Four more tree parks to come up in Dakshina Kannada
Three more tree parks by this financial year

CRZ map will be ready by March end: 3 coastal districts will be benefitted

Endangered species! Native 'fishlings' released into rivulet

A ride to the dark side
If you are not much of a sea, sun and sand person, Mangaluru offers a slice of darkness with a ride into the eerie silence of mangrove forests. The rides traversing the narrow passages of thickly interwoven roots offers a special thrill.
Maria from Boulogne province in France is a regular visitor to the Kali temple in Sadashivagadh, “I like it very much,” she says. “I like to ride through the mangroves. Whenever Jean, my companion and I come to Mysore, we make it a point to take a trip inside the mangroves on Kali River estuary and in Mangaluru.”
Enjoy nature at its best on a boathouse

Aqua sports on the cards at Talapady beach

Kayaking enthusiasts promote water sport in coastal city
NMPT to display paintings on the walls of cruise terminal

South Western Railway to identify tourist routes to introduce vistadome coaches

Manjusha Museum opened in Dharmasthala
Stone age idols to vintage cars, this museum has them all

Tourism sites app from Tourism department

Demand for Coastal Tourism Development Authority

Tourist information centre opened at NMPT cruise lounge

Birds create quite a flutter at biodiversity hotspot Kidoor, Kasargod, Kerala

KRIDL officials on notice over tardy pace of tourism projects

Ortolan bunting spotted in Mangaluru

Anglers revel in clear breakwater during country’s first-of-its-kind event
'Mangaluru has huge potential for angling-based tourism'

When will PETA start campaigning against angling?

'Ship Wreck Scuba Diving', unique attraction in coastal tourism

An exclusive river festival for DK district on cards
River fest may give tourism in Dakshina Kannada a fillip

Pilikula Biological Park receives four dholes from Visakhapatnam

MRPL to develop biodiversity park on 40 acres of marshy land

Hope a part of it would be mangrove forest.

Cruise restaurants, boat houses planned in Mangaluru
2 houseboats, 2 more cruise restaurants to dot Kudla soon

Pilikula Nisargadhama procures electric vehicles for use at facility

River Festival on Bangra Kuloor this month

Bahrain warms up to city’s medical tourism potential

Cruise terminals to dot South India
On the efforts being made by New Mangalore port to augment the cruise tourism facilities, the standing committee chairman said more must be done to fulfill the cruise tourism potential in Mangalore. With its beautiful coast and pristine beaches, Mangalore is considered ideal as a cruise destination.
Anticipating the growth in cruise traffic, the Mangalore Port has constructed modern cruise passenger lounge near the berth with an area of 2,150 sq meters.
Arctic's Ortolan Bunting spotted in coastal dists

This two-day event aims to reunite people with rivers of Mangaluru
Flowing heritage
There is a proposal to set up 13 permanent jetties along both the Nethravati and Phalguni river stretches. And based around these jetties, various river-based activities — like ferries, river restaurants, water sports — will be promoted.
Businessmen to be roped in to develop tourism in DK

District admn. proposes more riverside events
Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S. said that a majority of visitors came by ferries on which folk singers and other artistes performed. Mr. Senthil said that the administration is considering leasing out the 23-acre government land in Bangra Kuloor for holding such events. “We can make better use of this land. Ferry rides to this venue will add value to events held here,” he told The Hindu. The district administration has proposed the construction of 20 jetties on the Phalguni riverside. People flocked to the over 20 stalls at the flea market at Bangara Kuloor on Saturday and Sunday evening. A whole range of readymade dress material, fancy items, bamboo baskets and organic vegetables were sold. There were food stalls selling traditional fish delicacies and North Indian food. Performance by rock bands was well appreciated.
I think the administration should develop Dambel busstop as main access point. People can walk a distance of about 500 meters through the bridge on Dambel-Kodikal rivulet to the river festival event ground. It is easy to extend bus service upto Dambel-Kodikal rivulet bridge.

Improved facilities at NMP attract more international tourists
As many as 32 cruise vessels are expected to call NMP during the current season ending May 7. ... About 35,000 international tourists are expected to visit Mangaluru during the current season as against 24,258 tourists and 22 cruise vessels during the last season, according to NMPT officials.
Officials seek funds for developing roads, building jetties in Dakshina Kannada
Mr. Senthil said 13 jetties will be constructed between Kuloor bridge and the Nethravati that will help to promote tourism.

Mr. Khader asked officials to consider developing the riverfront in Harekala. The Minister said he will work to get necessary clearances to develop Sasihiltu beach as a surfing zone.
Mangaluru: Pilikula Nisargadhama goes greener with battery operated cars

Why it is greener? I would prefer to walk or move in wheel chair.

Tourist vehicles to be banned inside Pilikula Nisargadhama from today

US-based website survey lists Mangaluru as only safe city of India

River Bank Tourism - Feasibility study from Kundapur to Kasaragod : Minister Khader
River Festival will be held every year : Minister UT Khader

Horticulture show begins at Kadri Park

NMPT proposes to build swanky toilets at six places of tourism importance
The NMPT has identified Karkala (near Gomata Hills, Udupi district), and Moodbidri (near the Thousand Pillar Basadi), Kadri, Kudroli, Pilikula, and Panambur Beach, all in Dakshina Kannada, to build these state-of-the-art toilets at an estimated cost of ₹25 lakh each, said NMPT chairman M.T. Krishna Babu.
Hippopatamus in captivity gives birth at Pilikula Biological Park

Fear of unused grant of Swadeshi Darshana going back to the centre

Police delay issuing NoC to homestay owners

The rising aspirations of India’s first surfing hotspot

Is untreated sewage let into Pilikula park harming animals?

Kadri Park to undergo transformation
MANGALURU: The iconic Kadri Park in Mangaluru is all set to get a facelift at a cost of Rs 10 crore.
... the committee has considered blocking the road between the between the two parks – connecting the highway to House – and lease out this space for food stalls and other commercial activities.
“Besides, we have also been considering developing the Ganganapalya area near the park and setting up a water storage facility there. In addition, plans to beautify the skating rink and creating a subway leading to the rink are also under way,” he (H R Naik, deputy director, department of horticulture) said.
Phalguni River: Backwater Tourism opens feathers

Getting film shooting permission is easier now

Tourism, fisheries sectors to get major boost in DK, Udupi districts

Health tourism is thriving in Mangaluru
The reason for foreigners to come to Mangaluru for medical treatments is because, other than Chennai and Bengaluru, good treatment is also available in Mangaluru. Along with that, the hospitals are equipped with the latest, HiFi facilities and good care takers facility to which foreigners give preference to.
Why best?
- Cheaper medical expense
- Quick treatment once the patient gets admitted
- Attention from senior doctors
- Friendly doctors
“Since the last 3 years the number of patients from abroad has increased. To further increase this number, information regarding the quality treatment provided by the hospitals need to be displayed at the airport,” said Dr Padmanabha Kamath, Cardiac Specialist, KMC Hospital Mangaluru
Display even at the seaport cruise termial and all the places which are frequently visited by cruise tourists. Tell them also about cosmetic and dental facilities available in the city. The message should be conveyed in such a way that when these tourists return to their home they will feed the message to others. Also thank them for giving the safest city tag to the city.

City opens up to medical tourism
According to doctors, patients from foreign countries trust Mangaluru only next to Bengaluru and Chennai with getting getting quality treatment. While the city is yet to carve its niche in the West due to lack of publicity, affordability and hospitality is what is currently driving patients from the Gulf and Africa to this coastal city. Use of ultramodern technology is another reason, as the patients say they are satisfied with the quality of service and treatment.
Jeppinamogaru Jaya-Vijaya kambala from tomorrow

Coastal Tourism Circuit has not yet reached Karavali!
It is going to be year since the approval was provided for the development of Tannirbavi, Sasihitlu beaches in the city under the central government’s ‘Swadesh Darshan Coasta Tourism Circuit’, but the grant has not yet been released. Because of this, the plan to develop beach tourism lies in a ditch.
Development of river banks

The Swadesh Darshan plan includes the development of river banks at Tannirbavi and Sasihitlu at the cost of Rs 5 crore and Rs 51.14 crore respectively. This includes landscaping, pathway, pedestrian benches, water purification unit and temporary restaurant.
Renovated Museum & restored St. Alyosius Chapel paintings to be inaugurated tomorrow
The museum has a main hall with five side halls. It displays curios from around the world like a neolithic stone axe, pieces of the Berlin wall, a piece of a rock from the Arctic among others. Showcases have brass and bronze items, a collection of lamps of African artefacts, antique porcelain vases and dishes and a large collection of cameras. Smaller showcases have mineral specimens and fossils, rare stamps and currency notes of various countries.
'Kadri Rocks', new art gallery to open in city today
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IndiGo introduces seven additional ATR flights on domestic network
Further strengthening its journey into the tier-II, tier-III cities, IndiGo, India's largest and fastest growing carrier, on Wednesday launched seven additional flights on its domestic network. Effective, March 25, IndiGo will operate two direct daily flights on Hyderabad-Nagpur-Hyderabad sector, three direct daily flights on Hyderabad-Mangalore-Hyderabad sector and effective May 1, 2018 two direct daily flights on Chennai-Mangalore-Chennai sector.
Oman's air explores the feasibility of opening new route to Mangalore
As Congestion Soars At Airports, A Race Against Time For The Government - Ten airports including Mangalore are already operating beyond their capacity
Airports Authority of India prepares for higher capex; eyes Rs 15-bn loans
SITA to install baggage management technology at 13 more airports including Mangalore
Government's concept 'Digiyatra' could soon enable seamless biometric experience across all airports in India
AAI to allow app-based taxi services at city airport
MIA cleanest among B-category AAI airports in the countryy
Mangaluru airport records 34% growth in passenger traffic
He said the airport is likely to handle 3 million passengers during 2018-19 if the current growth in passenger traffic is any indication. The number of flight operations per day, which is 60 at present, is likely to reach 80 in the coming months, he said.

Stating that AAI has taken up major expansion of the terminal building, he said the area of the terminal building will be enhanced by 1.5 times of the existing area in the coming two years.
Spicejet to operate Hubballi-Mangaluru flight

Mangaluru Airport to get a touch of coastal culture
MIA is fastest growing airport in S India
MANGALURU: The Airports Authority of India’s Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) is emerging as one of the fastest growing airports in southern India. MIA has seen a 30% growth of passenger traffic since the last one year.

The number passengers handled in this airport has gone up to 23.4 lakh during 2017-18 as against 17.5 lakh in 2016-17. The current number of flight operations per day is more than 60 and is likely to cross 80 in the coming months.

Vasamsetti Venkateswara Rao, airport director, MIA told TOI that AAI has already taken up major expansion of terminal building to help cope with the projected increase in flight movements that will also see a resultant increase in passenger traffic. “We are enhancing area of terminal building by 1.5 times of its existing area in the coming years,” Rao said, adding these works are in advanced tender stage and will be awarded shortly with an estimated execution time of 18 months.

The parallel taxi track phase-I commissioning has increased runway handling capacity from 10 flights per hour to 14 flights per hour, Rao said, adding with the commissioning of parallel taxi track phase-II, the runway handling capacity will further increase to 17 flights per hour and this will add to the enhanced aircraft movement. AAI has also undertaken major safety enhancement projects by increasing the width of runway side basic strip from 75 metres to 150 metres.

While two passenger boarding bridges are being added in the coming months, two more passenger boarding bridges will be built along with the (terminal) expansion project, Rao said. MIA is going to further add three more parking bays for aircraft, which will aid the projected rise in traffic movement and passenger growth. New enhanced facilities like airport surveillance and monopulse secondary surveillance radars and DVOR have been installed and commissioned.

In the last year, many new passenger friendly facilities have been introduced in MIA such as tag-less baggage clearance, silent airport, sanitary napkin vending machines in women’s restroom, re-furnished child care room with baby cradle and prams, Rao said.

Besides, passengers are being welcomed in the terminal with the famous Mangaluru jasmine fragrance through automatic dispenser machines installed in various locations in the terminal, Rao said.
CentrumDirect will meet flyers' forex needs at MIA

MIA is the second fastest growing airport in the country with 30.8% increase in passanger traffic
The passenger traffic growth stood above 43% in Mangaluru

Budget airline SpiceJet will launch daily direct flights in the Chennai-Mangaluru sector from June

Reports about 'landslide' at MIA false, all operations normal, says airport director
Cracks in Airport Compound Wall
AAI begins work to repair damaged boundary wall of decommissioned runway

Free WiFI service at Mangaluru airport introduced on trial basis

4 more doppler weather radars for western coast including Mangaluru
Jet Airways to operate new flight

Proposal to upgrade Airport Road to 8-lane

Veggie flights to Gulf help airport hit record on cargo

Airport to get advanced air navigation aids
New state-of-the-art and advanced air navigation aids and advanced security system are being introduced in Mangaluru International Airport, according to S. Sreekumar, Regional Executive Director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Chennai.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, he said that the airport would have advanced instrument landing system (ILS), radar and Doppler VHF omni-directional radio range (DVOR) navigational aids. It would have threat containment vehicle to handle bombs and central air traffic flow management (CATFM) facility.

He said that the AAI has proposed to widen the safety basic strip of the runway and construct part parallel taxi track in the second phase at an estimated cost of Rs. 121 crore. It required about 36 acres of land from the State government. The AAI is yet to get land and negotiations for getting it were on.

When this project was completed, the runway flight handling capacity would be increased from 10 flights an hour to 20. Widening the basic strip of the runway would enhance the safety of air operation to international standard.

Mr. Sreekumar said that three more aircraft parking bays would be built in the airport at an estimated cost of Rs. 7 crore. It would help provide night parking facilities to airlines at the airport.

He said that when the expansion of the terminal building is completed, the arrival hall would be on the basement at the car parking level. The elevated level would be reserved for passengers leaving the city.
Mangaluru International Airport to get massive facelift in two years

They guide sky traffic, on full alert

We will Make Mangaluru Airport Top 10 in the World - Sreekumar
Extend Mangaluru runway: Kanara Chamber to Govt
Hasten expansion, Chief secretary instructs M'luru Airport Officials

Six airports to be developed under PPP model including Mangaluru
Mangaluru airport to be developed on Public-Private-Partnership model
Centre okays leasing out Mangalore airport
'Move expected to enhance AAI revenue, increase economic development'
PPP will give much required boost to Mangaluru Airport
AAI to privatise management at 6 airports; floats proposal, eyes Feb-end for process completion
Airport privatisation to complete by February next year
India Airport Privatization Plan Draws Interest from Switzerland to Singapore
GMR inspect Mangaluru Airport
Airport modernisation: New model raises hopes of a take-off
10 players at pre-bid meet for Mangalore International Airport
The highest of 11 private players was for Thiruvananthapuram International Airport followed by 10 for the Mangaluru airport from among the six AAI-managed airports for which the Request For Proposal (RFP) had been floated to select the private player.
AAI gets 32 bids for 6 airports, highest interest for Jaipur, Ahmedabad
Mangalore and Trivandrum received three bids each. While GMR and Adani Enterprise submitted bids for both, CIAL showed interest in Mangalore and KSIDC submitted bids for Trivandrum.
KIA-like landscape to come up at three airports in state

MIA expected to hold fort amidst Kannur airport launch
New possibilities for Mangaluru International Airport
Important decisions on airport within a week at Delhi meeting

Oman Air seeks more seat entitlement from India, may look at Mangalore in its next phase of network in India

Airlines agree to launch flights to new destinations from Mangaluru airport
Suresh Prabhu directs AI to restart Mumbai-Mangaluru-Mumbai flights from Oct

Airports Authority of India sought 36 acres of land to develop Mangaluru International Airport

Mangalore International Airport says connect to official free Wi-Fi for better user experience

Kambala sculpture to be unveiled soon
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New Mangalore Port crosses handling of 1-lakh TEUs of containers for FY 17-18
NMPT crosses lac TEUs of containers
During the current year 2017-18, the port has handled 1,00,666 TEUs (15,00,572 tonnes) of containerized cargo and further 13 vessels are scheduled to call during the remaining period of the current financial year 2017-18.

The increased handling of coffee, raw cashew, gherkins, machinery, polypropline granules, chemicals, agri-products, coastal cargo, has contributed immensely in achieving a growth rate of 23% in terms of TEUs and 24% in terms of volume. The port is witnessing a steady growth in container traffic mainly due to pro-active business promotion initiatives made by the port coupled with the infrastructure and capacity addition, expansion of container yards, container handling equipments like reach stackers, increased number of reefer plug points, concretization of roads, simplified documentation, RFID system of admittance and ease of doing business initiatives etc.
NMPT registers 5.28% growth in cargo handling
Centre has agreed to expedite State’s fisheries projects: Minister

Major ports to form SPVs to develop 111 rivers as National Waterways: Nitin Gadkari

KCCI seeks immigration clearance at Old Mangalore Port

Government legislates to give more autonomy to Indian ports
Netravati, Sharavati water transportation this year itself

NMP delared most cleanest port

Adani Power arm gets more land at NMPT for project expansion

Will not give land: No need for Kulai-Hosabettu Fisheries Port
Rs 196.51 crore sanctioned for fishing harbour, says MP
Much-awaited all-weather port gets Centre's approval

Adani UPCL executes agreement with NMPT for project expansion
TCI Seaways starts feeder service to New Mangalore Port Trust

New Mangalore Port Trust mechanising two of its berths
NMPT to get mechansied bulk cargo berth by January

Tourist information centre opened at NMPT cruise lounge

New traffic plan proposed to avoid collisions off south-west coast
Stakeholder consultations are in progress for establishing the TSS in the south-west coast. The proposed TSS lanes are currently under consideration and will be located at a distance of about 90 nautical miles west of Mangalore in Karnataka, with the lanes leading in a south-easterly direction to the southernmost tip of India and ending about 40 nautical miles off south of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The average distance from the coast is about 50 nautical miles.
The implementation of a TSS is expected to result in more sea room for fishing vessels to operate safely and will, therefore, be beneficial to the fishing industry. (ANI)
DLDS to digitally track bulk cargo soon - Container tracking solution at New Mangalore Port launched

CONCOR to launch coastal shipping services from January
Waterways can cut logistics cost by 4%: Nitin Gadkari
Concor coastal shipping service via Mangaluru

Environment clearance sought for dredging commercial navigation channel from mouth bar to North Wharf, near the Old Mangalore Port

NMP adjudged cleanest major port in India for second year in succession
NMPT well on way to achieving 44MT cargo target for 2018-19
NMPT performance in cargo handling, earnings improve
NMPT to build new deep draft berth to handle bulk cargo at a cost of ₹200 crore
NMP to get mechanised bulk cargo berth

Kulai jetty will be taken up under Sagarmala project soon
Kulai breakwater works to start in February
Work on Kulai fishing habour expected to comence soon

M'luru old port busy hauling new cargo for Lakshadweep
Old port dock works under Smart city project

Port for hovercraft in two years
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Land Transportation - Rail

Rs. 21 crore for railway line doubling work in city
Plea to expedite Kaniyur railway link project
Mangaluru Central-Nagercoil Express is chosen for premium-style upgrade
Freight trains set to become revenue grossers on shorter Bengaluru-Mangaluru route

State signals sliver of hope for Kaniyooru rail project

Why Kerla government is not putting pressure and the cetral government to double Kaniyoor-Hassan railwayline? I think Kerala government should also bear 50% of Kaniyoor-Hassan track doubling cost if they want to have train throught this route.

Doubling between Nethravati bridge and Mangalore Central soon

Konkan Railway: Mangaluru track should also be doubled

Minimum two years needed for completing work on new platforms, line doubling

ಪ್ಲ್ಯಾಟ್ ಫಾರಂ ವಿಸ್ತರಣೆ, ಲಿಫ್ಟ್ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿಗೆ ಚಾಲನೆ - ಜಂಕ್ಷನ್ ರೈಲು ನಿಲ್ದಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಹೈಟೆಕ್ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶ

Mahakalipadpu level crossing to get railway underbridge

Railway Station in city walls to reflect local culture
Attractive paintings at rly. station

Proposed Kaniyoor-Kanhangad railway line fails to consider major bottleneck: Users

‘Track doubling from Padil to Jokatte will be completed in 4 months’
Without committing himself on creation of Mangaluru division, Mr. Kateel said there were many problems for creating the division.
M’lore Jn–Thokur track doubling by March
Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel later told reporters that since 2014, Mangaluru railway stations were benefited with developmental works worth Rs 1,500 crore.

“Additional Rs 500-crore worth projects are in different stages of completion. Nearly 60% of the demands of passengers from these parts had been realised,” he said.

“The demand for a Mangaluru division is not feasible due to many problems. But Konkan Railways had shifted the division from Karwar to Mangaluru,” he pointed out.
Mangaluru MP has given up hopes. Mostly due to his involvement in party works in Kerala. We need a fresh MP who will fight for the Mangaluru division with full enthusiasm. Mangaloreans go for it in 2019 General Election.

Mangaluru Central railway station to be upgraded to world class soon -MP Nalin

Partially completed double railway line to be opened for traffic in 2019

DK MP demands separate railway division
Goyal promised to look into the demands and said that a high-level officials meeting would be convened in New Delhi shortly to discuss on the separate railway division at Mangaluru.
CM wants rail link to Sringeri for devotees: Locals protest
‘Railways urged to realign Shivamogga-Sringeri-Mangaluru line’

An appeal to our MP Pratap Simha: Extend Mangaluru-Bengaluru trains to Mysuru

New night train between M’luru-B’luru
The South Western Railways (SWR) has decided start another night train between IT city Bengaluru and Karavali’s financial gateway Mangaluru.
New train for Tirupati!
New train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru

MP Nalin‘s demand that the daily train between Tirupati and Hassan be extended to Mangaluru to provide the opportunity for daily transport from here has been accepted by the railway department. If this train passes through Mangaluru, then it will be useful for people travelling towards Tirupati. Soon, a final decision is expected to be taken in connection to this.
Another inter-city train during the day

The railway department had come forward to start another inter-city day train. It has been aimed to start the train between Mangaluru-Bengaluru in the similar model to the Mangaluru-Madgaon and other trains. It will be in the model of a ‘Chair Car’.
Metro rail for Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad?

Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly to be flagged off on Feb. 21

RuB on NH 75 at Padil yet to be commissioned
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Land Transportation - Road

NHAI proposes to convert B C Road-Suratkal highway into six-lane at a cost of Rs 925 crore
The proposed width of the road is 60 metres as against the current 30 to 35 metres, and bridges too are proposed to be widened, and new underpasses have been proposed. The highway will also have two-lane service road on both sides. The length of the stretch proposed to be developed is 37 km.
Rai opens office of ARTO at Bantwal
Mangaluru to get commuter-friendly variable message system (VMS)
NHAI told to complete road development works soon

Raichur-Mangaluru economic corridor needs 60 hectares of forest land
Near Mudigere, there is a small temple named Bhireshwara and near Nelyadi, there is another shrine named Shishileshwara. These are the two points which connects Mudigere and Nellyadi and the DPR is being prepared for the same. This entire identified route between Bhaireshwara and Shishileshwara to lay new 6-lane road is almost 15 km. And 15 km in which some portion comes under western ghat, requires 60 hectares of forest land.

And for the rest of the portion that forms 15 km including Western Ghats, acquisition of estate owned by Kordes and other private owners is required. This stretch between Mudigere to Nellyadi will be six lane. From Nelyadi, the road has been updated to national highway standards via Bantwal to Mangaluru, he said. Once this DPR gets approval and gets forest clearance, then a new alignment from Mudigere to Hassan via Hanbal will be proposed.
Shelve Shishila-Bhairapura NH project: Environmentalists

Bengaluru-Mangaluru NH 75 in Shiradi Ghat likely to be completed earlier

Many coveniences if truck terminal is built

Chikkamagaluru and Hassan unite to save Bengaluru, W. Ghats

That is why we have to move back coastal people to coast from the parched region. That will reduce traffic both passenger & goods (goods because industrialization for export happens in coast itself) through westernghats and also reduce water requirement in the parched region.

Most dangerous than this is the way westernghats is getting destroyed for Yettinahole project.

Work on Talapady-Kundapur4-laning project still going on

Traffic Police's new measures to control traffic: Rider friendly road humps across city, 2

NH Gundya-BC Road fourlane works - Panemangaluru bridge under construction
Work on four-laning of Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway 75 is going on at a brisk pace in Dakshina Kannada

‘Financial problems delaying flyover work’

A dedicated WhatsApp number to raise traffic complaints

Four-laning of highway between B C Road and Gundya begins
Shiradi Ghat to open for traffic in July

‘Break bulk freight service between Mangaluru and Goa in a week’

189-km NH 66 four-laning work still incomplete
Navayuga asked to expedite work
One citizen turns up at first Janaspandana
Problems associated with 'Vanaha 4' 'Sarathi 4' online application for vehicle registration & getting permit will be rectified in stages

NH-75 will have tollgate in Bajattur instead of Brahmarakootlu

Internationl Airport Connectivity - Relife to fourlane road development, 2

Trenches on concrete roads in Mangaluru a nightmare for daily commuters

BC Road - Charmadi twolane works to start in September 2018, 2
Karnataka seeks Rs 250 crore for Charmadi Ghat road

KSRTC is thinking of becoming smart
GPS-based Next Stop Announcement System in 100 KSRTC buses soon

Rains bring fine sand to roads, pose danger to commuters

RTO staff yet to get used to new DL software: John Misquith
Officials blame NHAI for state of NH66
Charmadi landslides: Can a wall stop them?

To respond quickly to citizens' woes, RTO mulls setting up call centre soon
Police to get four towing vehicles

Expert view sought on time needed to complete pending NH 66 work

BC Road-Ujire Highway will be upgraded within 2 years

Summa: Mangaluru-Chennai Road is declared as sixlane road. Approval is got for BC Road-Mukka sixlane road. Proposal is also sent to centre for Kulashekara-Karkala & Madanthyaru-Ujire Highway development.

Medical booth in Mangaluru Central within a month

Rs. 37 crores new Gurupura bridge works to start after rainy season' 2

Bridge across Phalguni collapses

Feeding room to come up in Mangaluru KSRTC bus stand

Opening of Shiradi Ghat may not enhance travel comfort on NH 75

Bridge built across river Phalguni collapses
Conduct study on carrying capacity of all bridges in DK: MP 2018-06-27
Experts find Gurupura bridge safe

City bypass to run along existing Mulki-Thokkottu alignment (estimated cost is Rs. 2800 crores)
BC Road-Mukka Six-lane road approved
Ring road planned to reduce burden on highways – MP Nalin
De-congesting Mangaluru

Criminal case to be booked against Navayuga
NHAI asked to keep road motorable during upgrade work
Shobha Karandlaje threatens to get company blacklisted for slow pace of road work

'Open Shiradi Ghat for vehicular movement after July 1'

Moolarapatna to get new bridge

Many more pay and park locations to come up in city

Breastfeeding centres to be set up in KSRTC bus stands

10 meters wider road to link Mangaluru, Dharmasthala

Baikmpady truck terminal to be launched soon: Minister Ut Khader
Mangaluru: Kulur-Baikamapady - proposal for ten lane concrete road ready

₹ 37.84 crore for newbridge at Gurupura

Public nod for 4-laning of Nelyadi-Chitradurga Highway

Nitin Gadkari to discuss tomorrow highway work in Dakshina Kannada

Feasibility study for widening road between Sullia-Madikeri begins

Tender for bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi in three months: Minister

Call for favourable policy for public transport

Mahakalipadpu level crossingto get railway underbridge
Old Kuloor bridge to be closed soon

Youth builds hanging bridge for villagers
Revv to expand operations in Tier 2 cities

ರಾಜ್ಯ ಹೆದ್ಧಾರಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕಾಮಗಾರಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆರಂಭ
NH 169: Land acquisition notification in November

KSRTC told to operate buses from Mangaluru airport
Taxi aggregator to drive into Mangaluru airport

Mangaluru to see grade separator at KPT junction under Sagarmala project: MP

Truck terminal for Baikampady soon, says minister U T Khadert

Computerised driving test track project likely to be delayed further

PWD prepares action plan to restore river embankment

Gurupura bridge cries for attention

The Early Death of M-TRAC Traffic Signs in City? Sheer Waste of Taxpayers Money

Four-laning of Hassan–B.C. Road highway stretch comes to a halt
National Highway 75 four-laning project hits a roadblock

Pumpwell, Thokkottu flyovers to be ready in two months
Z. Samson Vijay Kumar, Project Director, NHAI, Mangaluru, said that an underpass for light motor vehicles and pedestrians would come up at Ujjodi near Mahakali temple. As pre-cast concrete boxes would be fixed at the underpass, the project at Pumpwell would not be delayed beyond February, he added.
DC orders MSCL to replan bus shelters

Officers told to instal signboards in city

B.C. Road–Addahole concrete road project unlikely to resume soon

DPR ready for Shiradi Ghat Tunnel Road work: Gadkari
‘Make Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway an express corridor’

Shiradi Ghat tunnel work to start in 6 months: minister

Integrated transport app for public soon, says DC
Integrated app soon for public transport system in Mangaluru

KSRTC waits for RTA nod to start services to MIA

MSCL moots design contest to build bus shelters under ‘smart city’ mission in city

A horrible example for bus shelter is in front of currently built St Agnes Junction bus stop. Three steps to claim! Why don't keep the longitudinal slope intact and level with footpath while designing bus stops? Get rid of lateral slope, retain longitudinal slope. Just create benches with varying leg heights on them, if slope is too much then put chairs with varying leg heights. Best way is to keep roads flat near bus stops & junctions. One way to provide rain protection in current design is to put retractable tranaparent shutters on three sides for protection during rainy season or even tarpaulin for current design. Another way may be to increase length and width of roof by constructing extended PVC roofs. (Shop keepers for protection from rain and sun put additional plastic roofs in front with all types of acrobatic ways to turn pedestrian into acrobats to dodge rain water falling from roofs). Ideal bus stop roof should even extend over halted buses so that people can move in and out without getting soaked in rain. Just do it with light plastic material & have suitable process to recycle plastic.

My best suggestion is to generate about 20 MW electricity on top of bus shelters. For this what you need is solar canopy on busstops extending from compound wall to medians of roads further longitudinally on both sides canopy should extend by three to four meters. This makes it difficult for rain to enter to region where people are waiting for buses. People can enter/exit bus easily during rain without affected by it. (Shelters can be extended further to autorikshaw stands but at a smaller height and shelter/walkway of it stretchng below into main bus shelter). Busstops should be covered in between with transparent sheets so to provide natural light during day. Also provide natural ventilation may be using air turbines. Just see that no tree canopies will extend over busstop canopy so to affect solar power generation capacity. And design should be so that shelters can be dismounted and remounted easily during any road alteration works like expansion. All solar panels should be connected to main power grid. I think State Bank, Lady Goschen, Town Hall - AB Shetty Circle, Jyothi, Kankanady can all together can generate about 1 MW of solar power. There are also enough government lands in vicinity in these places to keep inverters. The canopies may look like petrol bunk canopies with same height. Height restriction barriers can be used at entrances. Rain water should directly flow into drains through pipes without getting on way of pedestrians. On national highways for even solar panels on service roads there could be height requirements. As we know NMPT is looking for space to generate solar power. Even KIOCL, MRPL may be requested/blackmailed for help.

Actually my design for bus stop requires lot of land acquistion for making it multimode with rikshaw & bicycle parking facilties & cycle tracks & I know MCC is never going to do it. And people representative will continue to put big banners with their photographs on footpaths encroached for autostands.

City infrastructure to focus more on pedestrians than vehicles: Senthil
Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Wednesday said the administration is keen on the holistic development of Mangaluru by ensuring health, safety, and cohesive environment to people under the Smart City project.

Interacting with mediapersons at Meet-the-Press organised at Mangaluru Press Club here, Mr. Senthil said the focus of new infrastructure creation under Smart City project would be more on people rather than vehicles. Roads would have more space to walk while limiting vehicular space.

The entire central business district, including Hampanakatte area, would get a fresh look with wider walkways and bicycle paths after the Smart City project is completed, he said. The administration is keen on developing more public spaces like parks.

Dialogues are initiated among all stakeholders in ensuring pedestrian-friendly infrastructure rather than vehicle-friendly infrastructure. A policy decision would be taken to prevent using public spaces for private vehicles [parking]. Automation of services and utilities would also address many problems the city is facing at present, Mr. Senthil said.
Public transport

Admitting that a robust public transport system would address traffic woes to a considerable extent, Mr. Senthil said attempts are being made to introduce an organised city bus operation system. As a first step, administration has initiated colour-coding of buses and development of an app to get feedback from commuters. The concept would be taken forward to have a PPP for city bus operations.

People have almost forgotten the vast river front abutting the city, Mr. Senthil said, noting that all roads would henceforth lead to the river front.

The very idea behind organising the River Festival on January 12 and 13 was to attract people to the river and tap the tourism potential too.

As people stopped going to river fronts, rivers got polluted with trash and waste water. The administration has urged the government to construct at least 20 floating concrete jetties between Kuloor Bridge and Netravathi Bridge on Phalguni (Gurupura) and Netravathi rivers. Many people are waiting to introduce house boats, floating restaurants and ferry services if boat landing facilities are provided by the government, he said.
Cops for shifting of bus stands to city outskirts

While other cities planning to encourage more buses in CBD and discourage personal vehicles we have these type of strange planners! Isn't just shifting service bus stand sufficient? Make State Bank just another bus stop not a terminal point with increased frequency of city buses.

Pumpwell will be last option for bus terminal, MCC clarifies

What news trying to mean is there is a plan for centralization and decentralization at the same time. Centralizaton is done by having bus terminal near railway station so two modes are integrated. Decentralization by having separate bus terminal for Moodbidri, Karkal, BC Road buses. This means there will be partial integration of buses with trains.

Mangaluru does not need decentralization of service/moffusil buses at this point as population is less. As per MCC plans also population will not cross 20 lakhs till another 30 years or so (my plan is 20 laks for Mangalore, 10 lakhs in between Mangaluru & Udupi, 10 lakhs Udupi around 2050 - a corridor type metro city Mangaluru being a part of this metro city - a metro city with three terminals - Mangaluru, Udupi and one more inbetween integrated with airport terminal). For a huge city with population more than a crore like the parched city decentralization was fine to accommodate more buses running in road of less capacity. To accommodate more buses that city had to either increase capacity of roads by building 10-20 lane roads or decentralization. (Ideally I was given a chance then would have preferred to decentralize:lol: this city itself by dividing it into three or four pieces, that is three or four cities separated by at least 150 km. By doing this I would have stuck to my principle of 'one city - one integrated terminal' may be by having 8 lane roads for population of 40 lakhs). But in Mangaluru having six lane roads are enough to accommodate buses. At the same time we have to discourage personal vehicles so that roads are free for buses. If integrated transportation hub is built for accommodating both buses and railways then outsiders travelling through this hub can exchange buses or trains easily without need to travel in small vehicles from one terminal to another terminal. Ideal plan for a city of 20 lakh population is to have integrated city bus, service bus and train services by discouraging personal vehicles.

Integrated transport hub on the anvil
Three bus terminals
Dist admin mulls over integrated transportation hub
“We are exploring the possibility of setting up an integrated transportation hub in Padil and developing satellite bus shelters in Kuloor and Pumpwell. The satellite bus stands will be a reality in the future,” Deputy Commissioner said.
I don't know what is this satellite bus stops business. If Padil Transportation Hub provide connection to every place with good frequency in both modes I will be happy to have satellite bus stops as supplementary bus stops. If they stop buses from Udupi at Kuloor without allowing them to proceed further to Padil & Pumpwell then I oppose this. Ideal case could be buses from Udupi being split into two groups one going to Padil directly via Kuloor-Nanthoor and one going via Kuloor to Pumpwell in different routes some may travel via Jyothi (say with frequency of one bus in 20 minutes at least) to Pumpwell and viceversa. In future this can be split further in to two to take Kuloor-Carstreet-StateBank-Jyothi-Pumpwell route also with good frequency in addition to Kuloor-BuntsHostel-Kadri-Pumpwell route when Carstreet-StateBank route is widened. Simliarly to Puttur at least 30 minutes frequency could be provided via Jyothi. In this way you are reducing traffic density at Hampankatta & Jyothi area of service/mofussil buses but without effecting direct connectivity to Udupi & Puttur much. At the same time you can stop any long distance bus to cross pumpwell and enter CBD. I don't have objection if the government stops all long distance buses at Pumpwell or Padil itself.

City infrastructure to focus more on pedestrians than vehicles: Senthil
Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Wednesday said the administration is keen on the holistic development of Mangaluru by ensuring health, safety, and cohesive environment to people under the Smart City project.

Interacting with mediapersons at Meet-the-Press organised at Mangaluru Press Club here, Mr. Senthil said the focus of new infrastructure creation under Smart City project would be more on people rather than vehicles. Roads would have more space to walk while limiting vehicular space.

The entire central business district, including Hampanakatte area, would get a fresh look with wider walkways and bicycle paths after the Smart City project is completed, he said. The administration is keen on developing more public spaces like parks.

Dialogues are initiated among all stakeholders in ensuring pedestrian-friendly infrastructure rather than vehicle-friendly infrastructure. A policy decision would be taken to prevent using public spaces for private vehicles [parking]. Automation of services and utilities would also address many problems the city is facing at present, Mr. Senthil said.
Public transport

Admitting that a robust public transport system would address traffic woes to a considerable extent, Mr. Senthil said attempts are being made to introduce an organised city bus operation system. As a first step, administration has initiated colour-coding of buses and development of an app to get feedback from commuters. The concept would be taken forward to have a PPP for city bus operations.

People have almost forgotten the vast river front abutting the city, Mr. Senthil said, noting that all roads would henceforth lead to the river front.

The very idea behind organising the River Festival on January 12 and 13 was to attract people to the river and tap the tourism potential too.

As people stopped going to river fronts, rivers got polluted with trash and waste water. The administration has urged the government to construct at least 20 floating concrete jetties between Kuloor Bridge and Netravathi Bridge on Phalguni (Gurupura) and Netravathi rivers. Many people are waiting to introduce house boats, floating restaurants and ferry services if boat landing facilities are provided by the government, he said.
e-tickets in private city buses soon

NH works in DK: Gadkari to hold meeting on Jan 7
Speed up road works in Dakshin Kannada, says Nitin Gadkari

Four-laning work to start shortly between K.S. Hegde Hospital in Deralakatte and Kuthar Junction with ₹ 3 crore

Kadri temple road free of overhead power cables

When are Kadri hospitals going to stop parking on footpath by clearing their basements for parking? If they do that that would be the greatest donation to society from them.

Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate 4-lane Thokkottu-Kundapur road project by February end: MP Nalin Kumar Kateel
Gadkari will also lay foundation stone for the Kulshekar-Karkala, 4-lane project, on this occasion. The government finally started the land acquisition process, nearly after four years when the project was conceived and DPR was approved and also agreed to 40-metre road width against their earlier insistence that it be limited to 35-metre, Nalin said.
Shishila-Byrapura Road project: NHAI seeks clearance
Regardless of the growing dissent against the destruction of forests in the Western Ghats, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has submitted a detailed application seeking approval for a controversial road project from Shishila (Dakshina Kannada) to Byrapura (Chikkamagaluru). Spanning 278 km, it is part of the ambitious NH-173 road project from Chitradurga to Mangaluru, linking the port with the golden quadrilateral to improve the efficiency of freight movement in the country.
Though the forest area is only a state forest, it has evergreen forests. Several rivulets originate from these forests. All of them will be damaged. Also, the non-forest area also has considerable vegetation like Shola forest, Male kaadu and Devara kaadu, which has the same vegetation. All of this has not been taken into consideration. Collectively, the project will lead to a loss of more than 20 lakh trees along the stretch.
Move to build four additional flyovers under NH-75 four-lane project dropped
However, the sources in the NHAI did not make it clear whether wildlife mitigation measures such as creating underpass for the movement of wild animals near Gundia will be implemented. It had estimated that Rs. 108 crore was additionally required for taking them up.
Chitradurga-Mangaluru National Highway link plan ready

Leveling works begin for new Gurupura bridge

Officials seek funds for developing roads, building jetties in Dakshina Kannada

Idea of Deralakatte-Manipal Health/Medical, Knowledge/Education, Tourism Corridor is mooted: Khader

If not fund is arranged in the budget then apply for ADB or World Bank loan. Convince these banks about how Karnataka is going to suffer environmentally & economically if alternative city for the parched city is not developed. Get expert help to prepare excellent law points on these arguments including the need for inclusive growth of all five zones across Karnataka.

We need to file a PIL against wastage of money on peripheral ring road & steel bridge projects of the parched city in a court and convince it for need of inclusive, sustainable growth across Karnataka. We need to convince court on how this city is going to spoil westerghats the lifeline of Karnataka. We need to create as much hurdle as possible against every government expenditure on the parched city for achieving a economically prosperous inclusive sustainable Karnataka. We have to save Karnataka! (Don't be surprised if the real estate mafia of the parched city files more PIL against projects in the other zones).

DK to get 92 bridges under 'Shala Samparka Sethu' scheme
Karnataka islanders build their own bridge connecting Pavoor-Uliya

Mangaluru may soon have dedicated cycle lanes
Deepthi Sanjiv, Bangalore Mirror Bureau Updated: Jan 29, 2019

Architect starts mapping lanes to make intra-city traffic safe, eco-friendly

The increasing traffic-density even in two-tier cities and the absence of dedicated tracks has made cycling for regular commute next to impossible. Parents, too, don’t feel safe to send their children on a cycle to school.

Taking all these factors into consideration, wildlife conservationist and architect Niren Jain has decided to make an intra-city motor vehicle-free safe bicycle lane map within Mangaluru City.

Niren Jain told BM, "About six months ago, I launched an experiment of mapping non-motorised lanes. I have realised that there are quite a few lanes that can be used as a dedicated cycling lane. There could be some crossovers along the main road, bridges or nalas. Some interventions might be needed from civic authorities.Cycling clubs often dedicate themselves to reaching milestones or means to stay fit and exercise during a holiday or early morning or late evenings. I want to use cycling for regular commute and have been wondering how to do it as road are totally unsafe in the absence of dedicated tracks. There is hardly anyone who uses cycle for regular commute.”

"I want to use cycling for regular commute and have been wondering how to do it as road are totally unsafe in the absence of dedicated tracks"
- Niren Jain, wildlife conservationist

For Niren, the exercise looks really promising. “The initiative is still at its preliminary stage and we need to take it forward with the support from Mangaluru City Corporation. Launched six months ago, I have mapped lanes on and off whenever time allowed. Certain issues such as gradient slopes have to be examined as Mangaluru basically has a hilly terrain. We could probably cut off from one point where we need to go. The focus would be on high-density areas connecting work or education institutes to residential areas.

The moment parents feel that the routes are safe for cyclists, we would probably see a rise in the use of cycles for daily commute. Whenever, I have gone on this exercise, I have realised that it is a totally different Mangaluru that I am exploring even though I have lived in Mangaluru for several years,” he said. Niren is already in discussion with Smart City officials to take this up as a full-fledged project for as part of smart city. If that happens, can come up with a comprehensive report at the earliest. “There is a need to look at several alternative routes to make it a permanent aspect of the city,“ he said.
Kumaradhara-Kashikatte fourlane works to be launched on Jan 30

Work on 2nd truck terminal in M’luru delayed
The existing Truck Parking Terminal (TPT) near New Customs House in Panambur is already crammed with trucks. The terminal, inaugurated in 2001 by then New Mangalore Port Trust's Chairman Captain R Ramkumar, has a capacity to park over 300 trucks. But due to uneven surface the terminal is able to accommodate only around 150 trucks.

With statistics revealing that NH 66 witnesses two truck movement per minute and 80 truck movements per hour, the government has decided to build another truck terminal.

Second terminal


Sources in DUTT (Devaraj Urs Truck Terminus Limited) told that land for the second terminal was identified in Mukka near Surathkal. Parliamentary Secretary to Chief Minister and MLC Ivan D'Souza had recently questioned the delay in setting up the second terminal near Mangaluru during the Legislative Council sessions held in Belagavi.

As the district administration had not handed over the land to DUTT, the work on second truck terminal had been delayed, sources added.
'Transit-oriented urban development needed'
20-yr plan

MUDA Commissioner Srikanth Rao said: “We have to plan development of Mangaluru City keeping in mind the next 20 years. We need to have a traffic control mechanism to avoid jams,” he noted.

“Though the ring road concept was visualised two decades ago for Mangaluru, it has not materialised so far. The Mangala Corniche ring road in Mangaluru has not materialised. Easing traffic will make the city smart in its correct sense,” he observed.
What was the view on Kundapur-Kasaragod Metro network? Whether interstate-metro, interstate-ring roads are allowed now? What we want is people using transit-oriented system should stay near stations & stops on mass transportation network. Those who want to use personal vehicles should stay away in suburbs or rural areas or wherever transit-oriented system is not available. Whether Konkan railway will run trains from Kasaragod to Kundapur once it completes doubling works?

Work on two city flyovers may still breach fresh deadline

New bridge across River Phalguni in Gurupura
The bridge, being built at a cost of Rs 39.42 crore, will be 175 metres long and will have seven piers of 25-metre each. The width of the bridge is 16 metres and the road will be 10-metre wide. The pedestrian path on either sides of the road will be 3-metre wide.
Under Bharathmala, four-laning of Mulki-Kateel-Kaikamba-B C Road stretch and Melkar-Konaje-K C Road will be taken up. The central government has released over Rs 2,000 crore for the development of national highways in Dakshina Kannada district. The work on four-laning of Addahole-B C Road was stopped for sometime. Now, the work has commenced, said Kateel. The work on a new bridge on NH 66 at Kuloor across River Phalguni will be taken up shortly, he added.
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Nethravathi river basin under severe stress: Report
Mangaluru, February 23

Unplanned developmental path adopted by the decision-makers is threatening the Nethravathi river basin in the ecologically sensitive Western Ghat region, according to a technical report by a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The river has a catchment area of 4409 sq km covering the districts of Chikmagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka.

Grave threats

The report titled ‘Carrying capacity of Nethravathi river basin based on ecological sensitiveness’ is prepared by Ramachandra TV, Bharath Setturu, and Vinay S of the Energy and Wetlands Research Group, under the Centre for Ecological Sciences of IISc.

It said that river diversions, hydro electric projects, coastal reservoirs, commercial plantations and unscientific tourism would cause irreplaceable loss of rich biodiversity in the river basin.

(This report assumes significance as the Karnataka government has initiated a project to divert water from the west-flowing water sources, including Yettinaholey stream, in Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district to several districts in south eastern parts of the state. Yettinaholey is one of the tributaries of west-flowing Nethravathi River -- the lifeline of Dakshina Kannada district.)

The report said that rivers and streams in the ecologically-sensitive regions should not be diverted or manipulated as it would affect the water retention capability of the catchment and ground recharge potential.

“This would affect the sustenance of water in the streams. This would also affect the downstream users’ right for adequate freshwater,” it said, adding that the salinity ingression in freshwater as a result of diversion would deprive the downstream dwellers of freshwater and livelihood.

Forests with innumerable streams in the Western Ghats offer tremendous potential for carbon stocking per unit area while also bettering the hydrology of these mountains that form the main watershed for the entire Indian peninsula.

Loss of forest cover

The report said the area under forest cover stood at 51.67 per cent in the Nethravathi river basin after losing a significant patch of forests for mini-hydroelectric and infrastructure projects.

The plantations constitute 26.42 per cent of the river basin. Large tracts of forests were replaced with exotic species of mono-culture plantations, it said, adding that the market interventions in agriculture, through commercial plantations, have resulted in the encroachment of forests.

Nethravathi river basin has 433 villages in Chikmagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu. Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. These villages are classified under four ecologically sensitive regions (ESR). The report said that ESR 1 represented the zone of highest conservation where no further degradation is allowed. ESR 2 is a zone of higher conservation, and this zone forms a transition for highest conservation.

As many as 111 villages come under ESR 1 and 69 villages under ESR 2. The report said that these villages are to be strictly no-go area with respect to developments.

The report was released by Ramachandra TV at a conference on ‘Sustainable management of global water resources: Need and challenges’ at Alva’s Education Foundation in Moodbidri of Dakshina Kannada on Friday.

Published on February 23, 2018
‘Unplanned development paththreatening Netravathi basin’
IISc scientist says there is actually no water crisis in Bengaluru

I told it is just the parched city Real Estate Mafia's plan to subotage emerging Kudla!

चल चल मुम्बई तक चल कहेता नदियों का जल - 8 tmcft of water for Mumbai
Sea water desalination plants not viable, says Ramachandra
‘Overexploitation of water alters perennial streams’
Swamp ecosystem in Netravathi basin under threat, says report

Overexploitation of water for monoculture has altered some of the perennial streams in the ghats of the Netravathi river basin to intermittent streams coming in the way of perennial nature of the Netravathi, according to a study report by a team of researchers of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.

The swamp ecosystem in the basin, spread over 4,409 sq km in 11 taluks in Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, is under higher threat due to horticulture expansion and land conversion for other development activities, it said.

The report “Carrying capacity of Netravathi river basin based on the ecological sensitiveness” has said that soil depth and texture decided the water holding capacity in the catchment. The Netravathi catchment is dominated by clayey soils which have fewer pores due to which infiltration capability is very low but have higher water holding capacity which supports larger vegetation and keeps the rivers perennial in natural condition. Soils are moderately deep to very deep in nature. Ghats and transition zones of the Netravathi is dominated by deep soils with sparse moderate deep soils.

“The presence of deeper soils with clayey content in the ghats have higher retention capacity during post monsoons and summer keeping the Netravathi perennial. But over exploitation of water for monoculture has altered some of the perennial streams to intermittent streams,” the report said. The 203-page report by the Energy and Wetlands Research Group (EWRG), the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), IISc, released on Friday has been prepared by T.V. Ramachandra, co-ordinator, EWRG-CES, Bharath Setturu and Vinay S., researchers.

Referring to the forest cover of 2016 in the basin, it said that the area under forests stood at 51.67 % after losing significant green patch for mini-hydroelectric, infrastructure projects and monoculture plantations. The plantations constituted 26.42 % of the basin.

Large tracts of forests have been replaced with monoculture plantations such as acacia, eucalyptus, rubber, teak, coffee, cocoa, and arecnaut plantations.

The report remarked that the existing exotics should be replaced with endemic species. Community-based conservation approach in ecologically sensitive regions (ESR) of II and ESR III would help in the conservation of biological diversity, the report said.
Incisions into Western Ghats leave environmental activists worried
Corporation approves water project for city
Mangaluru will face no water crisis this summer: Mayor
Thumbe vented dam: State releases Rs 10 crore towards compensation
Bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi gets clearance

Kumaraswamy takes U-turn on Yettinahole
Kumaraswamy said that a scientific decision needs to taken in the case of the Yettinahole project as there is drinking water shortage in Kolar and Chikkaballapur. "But that does not mean that the project will be implemented in a way that it affects Karavali people. It will be done in an environment-friendly manner.
So stand is diluted in favour of the parched region now.

Environmental activists not to field own candidates

Paschima Vahini: Rs. 1,394 crore detailed report ready
DPR for vented dams at Rs. 1,394 crore

'Destruction of Western Ghats will pose danger in future'
In principle approval for Rs. 806 crores Desalination Plant
Karnataka approves techno-economical feasibility report for a desalination plant in Mangaluru

Volunteers to rejuvenate Kavoor lake
More microplastics on Maharashtra, Karnataka beaches than Goa: study
Green activists organise Jalapayana to highlight poor state of rivers
Grim truths behind slow death of Gurupura river

The union government is considering Netravati-Hemavati, Bedti-Varada, Aghanashini-Varada joining projects

Why people of Coastal Karnataka vote for these political parties?

If sea water is utilized properly then there will not be shortage of water

How can people think such things without having any idea on wastage of energy for transportation, harm to marine life!

CRZ - New draft is under process
CRZ notification for 3 coastal districts being revised, new plan expected

Gangolli - Increased Temperature: Deficient fishery from March first week
Ullal: The barge remains will be lifted after the rainy season
Plastic waste is dumped into Phaluguni's lap during night

Phalguni's health hasn't improved since last year
When The Hindu visited the dam site on Thursday, the water downstream the dam appeared blackish even as a dredger deployed by the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat was seen pumping out soil of the coffer dam. The coffer dam, built about 200m below the vented dam to facilitate its construction, was not removed and said to have created a slush pool.
Western Ghats abuse is a poll issue

Rs 56 core project delayed: Foul water joins Netravati
Industrial effluent to Gurupura River: Water turns into black colour

Whether cleaning of floating solid waste can be done through MNREGA at least in rural region?

New Tumbe dam quenches water drought of the district

Greens want HDK to order probe into Yettinahole
After Karnataka government formation, will JD(S)'s HD Kumaraswamy change track on Yettinahole project?
Will implement Yettinahole project without damaging natural wealth - HDK in Dharmasthala

Yettinahole water availability testing after half completion of works

MRPL discharging chemical into water body, say activists; company says steps taken to extract oil
MRPL Chemical Company Dishcarged Effluents Into Rain Water

Small hydropower projects reduce fish species: Study
Activists clean Netravathi

Sea erosion on the rise in DK
Bathymetry survey to be conducted to assess sand availability in CRZ areas
Geotextile sacks, used to prevent sea-erosion, pose a new problem

Why did floods rattle Mangaluru? Neglect of wetlands was a decisive factor

Waterspout makes an uncharacteristic appearance at Panambur beach
Weather centre to move to Shaktinagar

Dakshina Kannada district gets 30% excess rainfall in June; last year there was 8% deficit

Karnataka: Sparkle in the seas
‘Dredging in Bangra Kulur will help prevent flooding in Kottara Chowki’

Rs 400 crores wall for Netravati & Phalguni
Riverfront development planned for coast

CRZ Clearance for Ullal Coastal Erosion and Inlet Improvement Project at village Ullal, District Mangalore, Karnataka
Drinking water woes for the city next summer?

Tender for bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi in three months: Minister
Rs. 198-crore drinking water project cleared for Ullal

These fishermen seek livelihood in coastal city's watercourses

Corpn. plans to replace water meters under Jalasiri and Smart City mission
Lukewarm response for non-CRZ sand in DK

Bottled water unsafe in Mangaluru? Daijiworld sting operation exposes mafia

Groundwater depletion in DK raises concern
DK stares at water scarcity; alarming groundwater depletion in 5 years

ಮಳವೂರು: ಕೆರೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೂಳು, ತೋಡುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಶ್ಮಲ ನೀರು

₹37 crore to be spent on restoring rain-affected infrastructure

ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ವಾಹಿನಿ ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿ 10 ಕಾಮಗಾರಿಗಳಿಗೆ 91.25 ಕೋ.ರೂ.
ನದಿ ಅಭಿಮುಖದಲ್ಲಿ 235 ಕೋ.ರೂ. ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಯೋಜನೆ: ಖಾದರ್
ಮಹಾನಗರ : ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ಸಿಟಿ ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿ ಜೆಪ್ಪುವಿನಿಂದ ಸುಜೀರ್ಕಾರ್ ಟೈಲ್ಸ್ ಫ್ಯಾಕ್ಟರಿ ಸಮೀಪದವರೆಗೆ ನದಿ ಅಭಿಮುಖ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ 235 ಕೋ.ರೂ. ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಉಸ್ತುವಾರಿ ಸಚಿವ ಯು.ಟಿ. ಖಾದರ್ ಹೇಳಿದರು.
Petrol contaminates wells - leaves people struggling for drinking water

Dredging work to be undertaken at Thumbay vented dam

Drinking water in 92 villages of Dakshina Kannada to be tested for endosulfan

Centre sanctions Rs 546 cr for flood relief

ADB to lend $75 million for 24-hour water supply in four Karnataka towns
India on Tuesday signed a $75-million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide round-the-clock water supply to Karnataka's four coastal towns of Kundapura, Mangalore Puttur and Udupi, and to improve sanitation infrastructure in Mangalore town.
Mangaluru ‘Tunnel man’ selected for Press Club Award

Residents of Kavoor now fighting to revive sprawling 15-acre lake
Kavoor area councillor Deepak Poojary said that the Mangalore Urban Development Authority has come forward to develop the lake if the Minor Irrigation Department raises no objections. The three leaking manholes will be repaired with funds from the Asian Development Bank, he said.

An official from the Minor Irrigation Department said that the department was in favour of granting one-time permission to the urban development authority to develop the lake.
Water scheme cost touches Rs 460 crore

200 lakes across state to be developed

How many in Tulunadu?

Phase II sea erosion work gets Rs 21cr ADB funding: Khader

Sea is predicted to raise by about 2 cm every year. Will this be effective against raising sea also?

Water storage in Thumbe, Shambhoor will last 150 days, says Mayor Bhaskar

French company SUEZ Wins Contract to Supply Water in Udupi and Puttur

‘Kattas’ making a comeback in villages near Madantyar

Increased salinity in river Phalguni increases jelly fish population
Rich sewage nutrients in the Phalguni attract large number of jellyfish

And following five links are only for educational purposes.

Could jellyfish fuel fish feed revolution?
However, the GoJelly project, which has attracted €6 million of EU-funding and is coordinated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany, would like to change this perception and use jellyfish to produce fish feeds, fertilizers, or act as microplastic filters.
"Studies have shown that mucus of jellyfish can bind microplastic. Therefore, we want to test whether biofilters can be produced from jellyfish. These biofilters could then be used in sewage treatment plants or in factories where microplastic is produced," explain the researchers.
Finally yet importantly, jellyfish contain collagen, a substance very much sought after in the cosmetics industry.
SINTEF Ocean is leading the work on the socio-ecological system and games, where they will explore the potentials of an emerging international management regime for a global effort to mitigate the negative effects of microplastics in the oceans.
This Man Has Invented a Genius Way to Filter Tiny Bits of Plastic Out of the Ocean (VIDEO)
How to filter and remove microplastics from tap water
LifeStraw Filters Remove 99.999% Of Microplastics From Drinking Water In Independent Lab Testing

Green wall in Udupi acts as coastal guard between the land and sea - Need is of a votunteer group & find out where all mangroves can be regrown in Mangaluru & Udupi. Let mangroves consume nutrients in sewage water (hoping no other chemical hazards are present in sewage water). Mangroves can also be harvested in a controlled way as I posted earlier for pharmaceutical & other industrial applications.

Va Tech Wabag secures Rs 467 crore worth order 30 MLD Sea Water Desalination plant expandable upto 70 MLD in Mangaluru

DK to get 11 vented dams at a cost of Rs. 265.25 crores

Karnataka is losing its coasts to erosion, finds study

To counter the erosion that threatens the vast number of houses in coastal areas, the State government is executing a seawall project — at a cost upwards of ₹200 crore — that will break monsoon waves.

However, these walls will either be washed away to the sea or shift the problem elsewhere, said Dr. Jayappa. “Instead of these walls, what should be set up is biowalls. The focus should be on strengthening of beaches with plantations at the fringes. These are known to be more efficient than seawalls, which cost more than the damage they are supposed to prevent,” he said.
ಗುಜ್ಜರಕೆರೆಯ ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚುತ್ತಿದೆ ಬ್ಯಾಕ್ಟೀರಿಯ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ!

Under ground water level is falling in Mangaluru

No money for Pashchima Vahini in Karnataka Budget 2019

MRPL's seawater desalination plant gets CRZ clearance

'Jalasiri' project DPR revised to Rs 460 cr
The revised DPR envisages construction of 20 new water storage tanks, eight boosting pumphouses, construction of a new filtration unit with 18 MGD capacity at Ramalkatte, change in the pipelines to connect to the new overhead tanks, laying new pipelines, laying additional 1383-km long High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) distribution lines.

It also includes repair of roads damaged during the pipeline work and shifting of utility lines. After the project is complete, every household will be connected with Class-B multijet water meter.

The DPR also proposes changes to the design of 81.7 MLD filter house and sludge management system. It also proposes to use SCADA technology for computerising Thumbe purification unit to all the water storage units.

Salient features

All the residents in 60 wards of the MCC will get 24X7 water once the Jalasiri project is implemented. The responsibility, operation and maintenance of the water supply system will be handed over to a contractor for eight yearsafter the implementation. New pipelines and parallel pipelines to the existing ones will be laid.

A pressure relief valve will be installed for the distribution lines. The height of overhead tanks will be increased to 15 metre from 12 metre, 18 metre from 15 metre, 20 metre and 22.5 metre from 18 metre.

The design of the overhead tank will be changed to shaft type from column type.

The design of the drinking water line will be changed and 900 mm MS pipes will be laid from Daddalkadu to Kulooru Bridge covering a distance of 2-km, officials said.

While ADB is releasing Rs 218.5 crore, the balance will be raised through Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC).

Mangaluru’s population which is 5,54,183 now, is expected to touch 10,33,778 in 2046. At present, 160 MLD water is pumped from Thumbe daily and will increase to 236.60 MLD water per day by 2046.
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Moral Police

Caution: Content posted here may not be suitable for all people. This post is purely for enjoyment of vicarious politicians who blame moral police for all their failures. If you don't like moral policing then don't read this post.

‘Moral policing’ prevents companies from opening units, says Farooq
DK moral policing a serious hurdle for IT companies base

Focus on development to foster ‘Brand Mangaluru’, media told

Whether this is the case of 'moral policing' on media itself not to report 'moral policing'?

Though the mainstream media has of late been giving less priority to negative publicity ...
I think the mainstream media gave less publicity because there were not many moral policing cases by 'communal forces'. Anyone is welcome to prove it wrong by adequate data.

‘Exaggeration in communally sensitive tag for coast’

It is interesting to find out what are the moral policing cases reported by media in year 2018.

The year 2018 itself started with a bad case of 'Immoral Governance' by the state government itself.

Siddaramaiah Seeks to Withdraw Communal Violence Cases, BJP Calls It 'Muslim Appeasement' 2018-01-26

There was also 'Immoral Deal' to win 2018 assembly election.

Congress’ ‘Deal’ With PFI Allows BJP To Polarise Karnataka Polls 2018-05-08

Here are few 'moral police' cases reported by media in the district.

Karnataka: Muslim boys attack girl for going out with Hindu friend 2017-12-25
Student complaints of moral policing at Belthangady 2018-03-02
How 26 Men Seen Attacking Women In Mangaluru Pub Got Away: 10 Points 2018-03-13
3 held for moral policing on Mangaluru beach 2018-03-26
Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore
Gang attacks fish trader for talking to woman in Mangaluru 2018-07-30
Immoral rowdism in Mangaluru, couple assaulted by gang, one critical 2018-12-23

Sometimes 'secular forces' and sometimes 'communal forces' are having upper hand in moral policing war zone. What we should see is overall by adding up all previous years it is balanced fight. Don't dig deep into history to know who started moral policing? Every tribe in history has tried to protect itself from outsiders influence including still existent Jarawa of Andaman. Religious behaviour are just offshoot of tribal behaviour to prove that they are supreme & their God is supreme! For that matter even liberal tribes, rationlist tribes and every other kind of modern tribes exhibit same behaviour but means may be different as they have plenty of resources (you can call these tribes by Karl Marx terminology as bourgeoisie class because they have better means). Those who don't have any other means to exhibit their anger use manual force. There is also intellectuals tribe to earn their living classifying moral police as 'criminals' or 'religious' depending upon whether 'communal forces' or 'secular forces' carried out moral policing strikes! What all types of tribes we have!

There was all three communities with their political leaders fighting to name a road after their community icons. A community wanted the road to be named after a bank's founder. And then there was protest for the same bank merger with a bigger bank. All for a bank which ditched Tulunadu & shifted its head office to the parched city a long back along with training & ITES jobs. While nationalizing these banks the politicians told us it is to help poor but in reality the politicians helped business men like Vijaya Mallya, Nirav Modi & Mehul Choksi. No scheme was formed to help poor through banks. I doubt whether even recently introduced Mudra scheme is helping poor like pakodawals or chaiwalas.

2018 year ended with a slightly better news.

Dakshina Kannada: Communal strife dips (by a 34 per cent) but for how long? 2019-01-09

By the way, was there also an international level moral policing act to bring Christian Michel of AugustaWestland VVIP chopper scam to India?

And year 2019 also has opened account.

Christian couple, Muslim woman traveling in a car in Mangaluru attacked 2019-01-30
10 years later, pub attack still haunts Valentine's Day in Mangaluru
Valentine Day attack: Flower shop vandalised

Programme of keeping the things religiously polarized continued through budget also as a preparation for General Election 2019.

HDK govt allots Rs 200 cr for formation of Christian Development Corporation

Real Estate Mafia of the parched city wants things to be kept polarized so that Mangaluru will remain drowned in communal struggles & not emerge as challenger to their business & threat to their property reserve in & around the purched city. The politicians helping the real estate mafia. That is it!

We can agree with quote below that criminal activities and economic development of a city always go together. Remember those days of Indira Brigade, Kotwal Ramachandra, MP Jayaraj, Oil Kumar, Bekkina Kannu Rajendra, Srirampura Kitty, Tanveer, Koli Faiyaz 1 2 3 4.
The underworld in Bangalore kept pace with the economic development of the city, focusing on different lucrative verticals.

They found the pasture green as several businesses employed them to protect their personal as well as financial interests.
There used to be a murder every month on the ways to IT/BT offices of the parched city. But the union government forced people from all over the state and the country to move to this city by opening research institutes one after another ignoring criminal activities in this city. It was these criminals standing behind real estate mafia along with criminal politicians who had hoarded enough benami properties in this city ensured only this city is developed in Karnataka. You know who encroached Byrasandra lake & parched the parched city further? The real estate mafia even forced banks of Tulunadu to move their headoffices, training & ITES facilties to this city.

Why didn't linguistic chauvanism stop them from opening IT/BT units in the parched city? IT/BT developments didn't stop because of Cauvery riots. When any matiny star died crazy fans used to throw stones on IT/BT units forcing them to close but they ignored it because the state government was providing them almost 24x7 electricity to the parched at the cost of rest of Karnataka. Inks, cowdungs were smeared on faces of businessmen but they did not have alternative city to go were government was ready to provide facilties. How many cases of linguistic moral police entering an office & beating people we have heard in Mangaluru?

Coming to moral police, anyone seen movie Sairat or Manasu Malligey? A movie of honour killing. A ditto love story. If I remember correctly lovers were from Shivajinagar area. Both lovers were killed leaving lone child orphan. Those were fledgling days of IT/BT industry in the parched city. But the IT/BT units in the parched city didn't cry we are afraid of honour killings. They didn't stop coming to the parched city. When all research facilities are centred in one city why should they go to anywhere else?

Linguistic moral police (should they be called just linguistic police?) hurt feelings of Hindus by defoiling sign boards with Devanagari script, the script which Hindus consider as sacred. Nobody cried the parched city is infected by linguistic moral police and IT/BT will flee. Why? They knew that the state & the central governments is least interested in developing infrastructure & eco system in other cities of Karnataka. Okay, the state government has now started drama of opening innovation hubs and is saying that is enough for creating eco system. And we still vote for these politicians who force us to shift to the parched city for jobs. We shift and purchase homes sold by real estate mafia at an extrodinary price. No doubt number of voters in Dakshina Kannada is falling - Slight dip in number of voters in Dakshina Kannada for Lok Sabha polls.

There is one more silicon valley in South India. Coming to that there was a big protest against a movie named Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. In many theatres of the city including one in Abids show was stopped. You know if the people are moral policing against a story of a movie (not even historical one) you can imagine what kind of moral policing going on in the darkness of reality.

Moral Policing is just an excuse uttered again and again by politicians aligned with real estate mafia of the parched city. It is just the number of research institutes the central government built in the parched city which is driving the IT/BT units to open offices there. The nexus of 70 years between political parties and the real estate mafia of the parched city which created this mammoth city. That is all!

We have to wait & see what will happen as all kinds of 'secular forces' are trying to join hands together for 2019 General Election.

It is just wastage of time to discuss on Moral Policing. We have to discuss more on relevant research & training facilties to be shifted to Tulunadu from the parched city for boosting the IT/BT growth here. Unless we do this Westernghats going to be burdened with projects to feed water to the parched city. Remember when Westernghat goes down it will not go down alone without taking Karnataka with it!
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HPCL R&D Facility & RGIPT

Look here at the statement of a candidate for Lokasabha Election 2019 who was defeated in Vidhanasabha Election 2018.

Veerappa Moily transfered MRPL CSR funds for Lady Goshen Hospital construction
“We all know that newly built Lady Goshen Hospital which is coming up. MRPL will share the cost from their CSR funds. When Veerappa Moily was the petroleum minister, he was in the forefront to transfer the CSR funds of MRPL for the construction of Lady Goshen Hospital. ...
What he got in return for the praise?

ಲೋಕಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಕೈ ಸಂಭಾವ್ಯರ ಪಟ್ಟಿ ನೋಡಿ ಸಿಟ್ಟಾದ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗಾಂಧಿ
ವಿಧಾನಸಭೆ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೋತವರು, ವರ್ಚಸ್ವಿಗಳಲ್ಲದವರು ಹಾಗೂ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಪಂಚಾಯಿತಿ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗೆಲ್ಲುವ ಯೋಗ್ಯತೆ ಇಲ್ಲದವರ ಹೆಸರನ್ನೂ ಪಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂತೆ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗರಂ ಆಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎನ್ನಲಾಗಿದೆ.
ಕೈ ಸಂಭಾವ್ಯರ ಪಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗರಂ

Why this person became angry? Who put words in his mouth? Which father & son combination tried/trying for Mangaluru & Udupi seats?

Who will replace Janardhan Poojary, Jayaprakash Hegde in DK, Udupi?
Names of senior Congress leader, BK Hariprasad, former MP and Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake and former Chief Minister, Veerappa Moily are doing the rounds for the Udupi-Chikkamagalur ticket. Sources say if there is seat sharing between the Congress and JD(S), it may have to give up the Chikkaballapur seat to its coalition partner, leaving Mr Moily, the sitting MP, searching for a new constituency. Udupi could be the ideal choice for him as he belongs to the district and has the support of the rank and file of the party here, say sources.
Udupi: JD(S) to field Jayaprakash Hegde?

What trick he is trying to retain Chikkaballapur? Kumaraswamy-Rahul meeting leaves Karnataka Congress leaders sulking, Rahul, HDK will sort out coalition problems: Gowda - who brokered this direct contact? Whether for this favour Udupi-Chikkamagaluru seat is getting exchanged with Chikkaballapur. (read earlier news to know which party was eyeing for Chikkaballapur - Congress MPs worry over pact with JD(S) for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, fear giving up their seats).

This person was in charge of manifesto preparation team of his party for Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. Why was 'Petroleum University' for Mangaluru missing in his party's manifesto? Was it intentional? Why does not he want Petroleum University in Mangaluru? Whether he wants Mangaluru to be filled with just chemical industries and all benefits of it like high end jobs to go to the parched region? Earlier he stated that petrochemical complex will create 6 lakh jobs (Indian Express 30th December 2013). Why did he take away these jobs to the parched city in the form of HPCL R&D facility & RGIPT and just dumped useless chemical industries on us?

His party manifesto included - Create Mangalore next Silicon Valley of Indian and BPO hub of Karnataka, We will shift base of CRZ headquarters to Mangalore from Bangalore, Have air connectivity between Mangalore and Hubbali, Take up expansion of Mangalore airport runway from 2450 to 3050 meters, We will strengthen the New Mangalore port, Double the railway tracks from Mangalore to Mumbai and Mangalore to Bengaluru, We will take up upgradation of Mangalore Railway Stations to International level, Setup a port development authority for development of Mangalore ports, for focusing on small and medium ports, We will set up a dedicated SEZ with an area of 3,985 acres of which 1,800 acres is under possession at Mangalore, Encourage for Religious and Health tourism in Mangalore, Setup Beach Tourism in Mangalore Udupi and Karwar districts. Coastal Beach Tourism Authority, We will initiate the Formation of BITA (Baikampady Industrial Township Authority) in Mangalore, Create an Educational Hub- Mangalore –Konaje- and Udupi. (Current Chief Minister's party manifesto had only two things for Mangaluru - Specific corridors of industrial development Goa-Karwar-Mangalore, SEZ at Mangalore (God knows what is this SEZ)).

"Mangalore next Silicon Valley of Indian and BPO hub of Karnataka" does not this sound ridiculous after taking all research facilities supposed to come to Mangaluru to the parched region? If this person was so much involved in Mangaluru's developments then he would have known that MSEZ phase-II expansion area is now notified for MRPL's expansion. From where does he get (3,985-1,800) acres for MSEZ as stated in manifesto? And he still talks about Mitsui LNG Terminal while MoU with it is cancelled and new entrant is H-Energy. Why not he keeps himself updated if he is so much interested in Mangaluru?

Coming back to Lady Goschen hospital you yourself find out who first issued statement to news papers about MRPL CSR funds.

MRPL gives ` 21 crore to upgrade Lady Goschen hospital (7th Aug 2012)
The ONGC-MRPL administrative board has decided to provide Rs 21 crore to the district administration to reconstruct Lady Goschen hospital. The six-floor (basement + ground + 4 floors) state-of-the art ultra modern building would come up at 1.5 lakh square foot area. The building would be constructed after demolishing (already partially demolished) about 30,000 squre foot area (of the 90,000 square foot) of the 164-year-old Lady Goschen Hospital. When completed, the hospital would also have a state-of-the art burns centre, according to a press release issued by MLA and Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat.
Whether the Chikkaballapur migrated politician had made any statement on this before the former Mangaluru South MLA's statement on 7th Aug 2012? Whether a person who bragged so much on unmaterialized projects like LNG Terminal, School of Finance & Analytics and blah blah for days together can keep quiet on this project? Do you believe he arranged for MRPL CSR funds?

What had happened is former MLA had learnt a lesson after denial of funds from the Andhra donor. He kept everything secret till funds were sanctioned by MRPL authorities which the former minister was not even aware of. If the former minister had known it who knows he would have diverted this fund also to the parched region.

If you have read earlier news papers no where there was mention of any mobilephone park in Chikkaballapur. It was included recently - Mobile phone components industry in Chikkaballapur. Why politicians are suddenly showing so much interest in Chikkaballapur? If we make an enquiry on all recent benami transactions we may know the reason.

And the other politician of same calibre is on running marathon. Wherever he smells a scent of defeat escapes from there.

BJP may deny ticket to some sitting MPs; Shobha keen on state politics
Gowda is considering contesting from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru as he is unsure of his victory from Bengaluru North, which he represents.
This politician was born & built his political career in Tulunadu is now Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister but no word on sanctioning of 'Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute' or 'Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology' to Mangaluru. Karnataka's only fertilizer factory is in Mangaluru and many chemical industries are also here. Can you expect him to sanction a Regional Fertilizer Control Laboratory at the minimum? There is no hope that he will not follow the other one and say "Mangaluru has fertilizer plant so the parched city should have Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute". He played some saviour drama on KIDU - CPCRI CPCRI Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia. But don't be surprised if he says "Okay, I will also shift 'Indian Statistical Institute' from the parched city to Udupi"!
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General Election 2019 Manifesto for Tulunadu

DK got only ice candy in state budget: MLA Matandoor

After the central government gave ice candy, the state government also gave ice candy. (The central government allotted funds only for the parched city and called it allocation for Karnataka!). DK got ice candies from all three major parties of Karnataka so will vote for all of them.

That is joke if you have recovered from budgetary disappointments.

Tulunadu is covered by four MP seats namely - Kasaragod, Mangaluru, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, Baindur-Shivamogga. Let us discuss here what should be Tulunadu's demand for this election on technological front. We will try to list such demands for Shivamogga & Chikkamagaluru also.

'70% of pollution in Mangaluru due to industries'

Mangaluru is getting polluted with chemical industries but high end jobs generated by these industries are going to the parched city through institutes like HPCL R&D facility and RGIPT and startup & IT industries built ancilliary for/through researches in these facilities thanks to a politician of this region who ditched Tulunadu.

The argument from bureaucrats is that the parched city is at the centre so distance to these cities is less. But one can easily verify that Mangaluru is at least average distance from Kochi, Mangalore and Vizag refineries.

Bengaluru - Mangaluru 352 km
Bengaluru - Kochi 524 km
Bengaluru - Vizag 999.3 km

Mangaluru - Mangaluru 0 km
Mangaluru - Kochi 436.1 km
Mangaluru - Vizag 1,335.2 km

Kochi - Vizag 1,481.5 km

Here is averaqge distance of four cities from three petrochemical hubs.

Mangaluru Average 590.4 km
Bengaluru Average 625.1 km
Kochi Average 639.2 km
Vizag Average 938.9 km

Isn't the argument that a city at centre is suitable for a research centre serving these refinneries false? Isn't collaboration between industries and research centre more important? If Mangaluru have this research facility then it will be near all kinds of plants (Refinery, Petro chemicals, Gas, Cavern, Mooring etc) leading to better collaboration. Although direct flight between Vizag & Mangaluru is not available now, within another two years we can expect to have direct flight connection.

Demands for 'General Election 2019' are listed here.
  • Shift HPCL R&D Facility & RGIPT from the parched region to Mangaluru
  • Shift back all Syndicate Bank headoffice, ITES/BPO and training facilities to Manipal, Udupi
  • Shift all Corporation Bank ITES/BPO and training facilities to Mangaluru
  • Strengthening of CPCRI Kasaragod for research on jackfruit, oil palms, rubber etc
  • 'School of Sports' & 'School of Public Health' in Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod
  • Shift Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Center for Ecological Sciences to Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru
If Uttar Pradesh wants a public sector bank then let it take Canara Bank as it has ditched coastal Karnataka a long back. As Vijaya Bank is getting merged and losing its identity let us not bother about it. Even this bank ditched Tulunadu a long back. (Unneccesarily people are creating noise on its losing identity after merger). All of these banks used Tulunadu as a stepping stone.

I hope North Karnataka will also make similar demand. For example, Dharwad can demand for shifting of any research institute which is more relevant to Mumbai Karnataka region and which does not fall under Defence and Aerospace domain. Or if Dharwad people are shy of asking for shifting then they can at least demand for opening of new central institutes like 'National Institute of Nano Technology' or 'Central Institute of Quantum Computing'. But I am giving no such concessions for Tulunadu because somebody has to bear the burden of reducing the population of the parched city.

Do you know that you will be solving the many of the problems of the parched city by making such shiting demands? If you have concern for a healthy Karnataka and a healthy India then demand for it. Otherwise like others rush to the parched city, stay there permanently paying hefty price to real estate mafia and then ruin Karnataka & India further.

Okay, here is a deal. Tuluvas will make shifting of research institutes from the parched city to Tulunadu/Malenadu as main voter demand for 2019 general election. If this is done I will start a new blog on 'a city designed for recyclability' and 'a country designed for recyclability'. I will discuss many more aspects of recyclability in that blog than covered in 'terrace/indoor garden & subsidy' post. Remember that I don't pay to somebody else to write these blogs or posts unlike those politicians publishing books, poems & novels in their names by paying others. So, I require a deal. A strong deal like the one politicians having with real estate mafia!
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That is all for celebrating one year of ban.

Goodbye till I may get the mood may be just before next assembly election.

But I will be available in internet through other blogs like berakeattilu.
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Swachh Survekshan 2019: Kudla slips from 52nd to 165th place

Bio-digester makes its debut in Dakshina Kannada district

Vehicles transporting fish have to install waste tanks by July 31

ಸುವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಿತ ತ್ಯಾಜ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆಗೆ ಬರಲಿ ಆ್ಯಪ್, ಮಾರ್ಷಲ್ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ

MCC to provide wet waste collection points for caterers

₹12.56 cr. proposal for SWM plant upgrade cleared
In addition to upgrading the plant at Pachchanady, the project has proposed installing incinerators to burn sanitary napkins at eight public toilets in the city. The napkins collected by SWM workers from doorsteps will be burnt. Sanitary napkin users can also voluntarily use the incinerators.

The project has proposed to open a ‘material recovery facility’ or dry waste collection centres at four places in the city. Dry waste which can be recycled will be collected at these centres.
Now, Pachchanady receives between 350 and 400 tonnes of garbage per day. A pre-sorting machine can handle only 200 to 225 tonnes of garbage a day. With two machines all the garbage can be pre-sorted out on the same day, Mr. Manohar said.

He said the project has also proposed to have two manual segregation units and installing two hydraulic machines to press wet waste for extracting leachate which will be in turn treated at a 50,000 litre-capacity leachate treatment plant.

The plant upgrade also covers installation of six trommels (rotating cylindrical sieves). They will sieve the final compost made from the garbage.
“ಸ್ಯಾನಿಟರಿ ನ್ಯಾಪ್ಕಿನ್ಸ್’ ಸಂಸ್ಕರಣೆಗೆ ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಯಂತ್ರ

ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ಸಿಟಿ ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿ ತ್ಯಾಜ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ: ಮಹೇಶ್

Pachanady garbage heap collapse: District administration decides to relocate victims 9/8

DC mulls new waste management system

[Mangaluru to go zero-waste in six months

Waste water pollutes wells, borewells within Mandara limits
Frothing lake in Mandara village leaves residents perturbed

State experts to analyse handling of waste in city 12/9
On an average, Pacchanady dumping yard gets 350 tonnes of garbage daily. Two more machines will be procured at the dumping yard to process the garbage before it reaches the landfill site.
E-waste to be collected from apartments in Mangaluru

MCC not to accept waste from nearby towns

Fertilizer Association of India to educate farmers and, fertiliser dealers on recycling packing materials
Dakshina Kannada Milk Union to collect plastic sachets from October 2
http://DKMUL to collect sachets, CPP... for recycling

Bulk waste generators get 15 days to set up processing units

Ramakrishna Mission’s move to make residents take ownership of their waste is sociologically transformative

Five tonnes of expired drugs to be shipped to Mangaluru for safe disposal
“The initiative was based on World Health Organization’s (WHO) study report, which suggests that water bodies are fast becoming polluted by antibiotic seepage due to dumping of unused drugs. As part of the PROUD project, medicine drop boxes were provided at around 200 medical shops across the district,’’ said state drugs controller Ravi S Menon.
Thiruvananthapuram should be role model for Mangaluru on this!

Increasing jellyfish: A Threat To The Ocean Fish Populations 2 3 4 5

Summa: Jellyfish population is increasing due to decreasing population of predators like sea turtle, tuna. Plastic waste ending up in sea is also providing good breeding environment for jellyfish. Fish population in Karnataka coast may also go down like in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurga, East Europe, Japan, Namibia.

Plans afoot to promote biodegradable media for outdoor advertising and publicity in the city

MRPL to increase use of treated sewage water
ಎಂಆರ್ಪಿಎಲ್: ಸಂಸ್ಕರಿತ ಒಳಚರಂಡಿ ನೀರಿನ ಬಳಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಲು ಯೋಜನೆ

Large scale waste generators should set up processing units by October 31: Mangaluru City Corporation
Bulk waste generators must fix waste problem

Bamboo straws to eliminate plastic

What a type of waste bodies are Tuluvas! They cann't even raise voice for shifting bank headquarters or relevant training & research institutes to coastal region from the parched regions. Just good for making Tulunadu waste dumping yard of the parched city. They are creating a Tulunadu not even fit for having Waste Informatics & Management training. Can a smart command and control centre enough waste management capability to manage these waste bodies?

By the way has any college of Tulunadu signed MoU with smart city company for training students at command and control centre on waste, water, traffic management?
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Defence (mainly aerospace sector) Manufacturing Industrial Cluster in Mangaluru: CM
ಶೀಘ್ರದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಕ್ಷಣಾ ವಲಯದ ಉತ್ಪನ್ನಗಳ ತಯಾರಿಕಾ ಕ್ಲಸ್ಟರ್ ... ತಲೆ ಎತ್ತಲಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಎಚ್.ಡಿ. ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
Thi is going on for a quite time - Defence Manufacturing Cluster at Mangaluru (Nov 15 2017. What is not understandable is why Karawar MLA cum minister proposed Mangaluru for defense cluster instead of Karwar a Naval Base which so close to Goa). Don't be surprised if this becomes another plastic park or speciality plastic park/cluster of defense industries - 1 2 3.

DKMUL to modernise its milk chilling plant in Puttur at an estimated cost of ₹12 crore

Defence Sector Manufacturing Cluster: New expectation from Mangaluru

IT Park at Konaje is approved by the central government
ಐಟಿ ಪಾರ್ಕ್, ಎಸ್ಎಝಡ್, ಮಂಗಳೂರು ರೈಲ್ವೇ ವಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ: ನಳಿನ್
ಐಟಿ ಪಾರ್ಕ್, ಎಸ್ಎಝಡ್, ಮಂಗಳೂರು ರೈಲ್ವೇ ವಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ: ನಳಿನ್
ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಜನರ ಬಹುವರ್ಷಗಳ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಯಂತೆ ಮುಡಿಪಿನ ಕೊಣಾಜೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಐಟಿ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಯಾಗಲಿದೆ. ಸುಳ್ಯ, ಪುತ್ತೂರು ಹಾಗೂ ಬೆಳ್ತಂಗಡಿಯನ್ನು ಕೇಂದ್ರೀಕರಿಸಿ ಇಸ್ರೇಲ್ ಮಾದರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶೇಷ ಕೃಷಿ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ವಲಯ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಗೊಳ್ಳಲಿದೆ ಎಂದರು.
ಶೀಘ್ರ ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ

ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್, ಬಂಟ್ವಾಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋಕನಟ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಸುರತ್ಕಲ್ ಎನ್ಐಟಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರೀಯ ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಗೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರ ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ಸೂಚಿಸಿದೆ. ಗಂಜಿಮಠದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಐಎಡಿಬಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿದ 180 ಎಕರೆ ಜಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸ ಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಸುಮಾರು 48 ಕಂಪೆನಿಗಳು ನೋಂದಣಿ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿವೆ. ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರದ ರಫ್ತು ವಲಯ ನೀತಿಯಡಿ ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ ಶೀಘ್ರ ಆಗಲಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.

ಕೃಷಿ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ವಲಯ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ ವಿಳಂಬವಾಗುವ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋಕನಟ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಲು ಆದ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು. ಎನ್ಐಟಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರೀಯ ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಗೆ ಮೂಲಸೌಕರ್ಯ ಹೊಂದಿಸುವ ಕೆಲಸ ಆರಂಭವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದರು.
KIOCL sets pellet production target at 2.6 mt for 2019-20
It has earmarked around ₹200 crore for modernising the pellet plant in Mangaluru.
Growth of industries in coastal region has been neglected: FKCCI
Chamber seeks land bank in coastal Karnataka
The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) has stressed the need to create a land bank of around 1,000 acres for industrial development in Dakshina Kannada and other coastal districts.
No land bank in DK: FKCCI prez

SECI Issues Extension For 50 MW Solar Plant in Kasargod

‘Prashanti’ variety of jackfruit appears to be promising
Mr. Balthillaya from Atrady told The Hindu that in addition to ‘Prashanthi’ and ‘Singapore’ varieties other varieties such as ‘Ananya’ and ‘Prakashchandra’ are best suited to the coastal belt.
Second edition of NICO’s Chocolate Street begins
KIOCL to modernise pellet plant in Mangaluru

GAIL’s Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline hits roadblock again

KCCI Appeals the Govt to Start New Industrial Areas/Estates in DK
He (Sudhakar S. Shetty, President of Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry) also had addressed the Press in the evening on the same day wherein he had expressed that existing Industrial Areas / Estates in this area are fully occupied and in order to accommodate new Investors additional Industrial Areas / Estates have to be established and for this at least 1000 (one thousand) acres of Land, Govt. / Public or Private nearer to the Airport, Seaport, Railway and National Highways must be acquired and had assured us that he would take up this matter with the State Government on priority basis to avoid migration of Investors to other States.
Infosys turns barren campus land into rain forest in Karnataka
Mangaluru's iconic Nayaks Clock Factory shuts
KIOCL to supply iron ore pellet to Emirates Steel

Improve connectivity to New M'lore port: Exporters
Kanara Small Industries Association (KSIA) President Gaurav Hegde said the poor road connectivity forces the investors to prefer other areas over Ganjimutt, though the Export Promotion Investment Park (EPIP) has been set up at Ganjimutt.

“Small industrialists are facing infrastructure problems at Baikampady. The KSIA has come out with a proposal to set up an export facilitation centre and exhibition centre at Baikampady at an estimated cost of Rs 11 crore. The Centre has promised to provide 50% of the cost. The state government should share 50 % of the cost,” he demanded.

An exporter, representing the cashew industry, said there is a shortage of availability of raw materials for the industry and contract farming to expand the area under cultivation should be given priority. An export cell should be set up to address up to address the small grievances of the exporters, he urged.

District Industries Centre Joint Director Gokuldas Nayak said the land has been identified at Karnire in Bantwal taluk for the setting up of industries in Dakshina Kannada. Special land acquisition officer is working on the identified land. When the land is made available, the industries will come up in the district, he felt.
Karnire, Athikaribettu Industrial Area (200 acres proposed by KIADB) near Mulki should not be confused with Canara Industrial Area in Bantwal.

Work on Netravathi crossing for RLNG pipeline under way

Action plan approved for five ‘critically polluted’ industrial clusters in Karnataka

MRPL profit down 41% in Q4 on lower refinery margins

MRPL partially shutters units at Mangalore refining complex
MCF units shutdown may act as drag
Production in industries hampered by water crisis
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GAIL Gas launches ‘Haccha Haridra DK’
GAIL Gas invites dealerships to set up CNG stations in city
GAIL Gas Limited, a subsidiary of GAIL (India) Ltd., which has won authorisation for the City Gas Distribution project for Dakshina Kannada, on Wednesday invited CNG dealership across the city on 15 road stretches.

Motivating land owners and individuals to collaborate in developing Green Mangaluru by setting up Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations on Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO) model, GAIL said that land would be developed as CNG stations and for allied commercial activities on the lines of petrol stations.

A release here quoted GAIL Gas CEO A.K. Jana as saying, “People in Mangaluru will have a better quality of life by creating CNG infrastructure to promote cheaper and cleaner fuel CNG. Partnering with the company will also be an opportunity for those in possession of land to join hands with GAIL Gas in their endeavour, ‘Haccha Haridra Dakshin Kannada’ to provide clean fuel for the transport sector.”

The entire plot owned by a private owner would be developed exclusively for setting up of CNG stations as per the selection process of the company. After selection of the site, the plot owner applicant would enter into a long-term agreement for 10 or more years on lease basis.

While GAIL Gas would install and commission CNG equipment (compressor/ cascade/ dispenser, etc.,), the dealer would arrange for all requisite permission from statutory authorities at his cost. The dealer would have to conduct the day-to-day operations of the CNG station, including general maintenance for commission to be paid by GAIL Gas as per the guidelines.

There would be five charge areas: Bantwal, Belthangady, Mangaluru, Puttur and Sullia, 100 CNG stations, and a coverage of about 3.5 lakh households. The total capital investment for the project is ₹ 1,972 crore for 25 years benefiting 20 lakh population. The main supply of CNG for GAIL Gas would be from GAIL’s Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru-Bengaluru pipeline.
CNG outlets: GAIL woos Dakshina Kannada landlords with DODO offer

A fight to save lands: How K’taka residents are resisting an oil refinery’s expansion

At 2.24 mt, KIOCL pellets output down a tad in FY19

MRPL cautions against bogus job offers

No doubt this company established itself in Mangaluru giving bogus job promises! And then job generating institutes like RGIPT was taken somewhere else.

Karnataka's fish production dips by 18% 31/5

Sanitary napkin unit at SDM College

CEPI Action Plan for Baikamapady Industrial Cluster - 2019

Tumbe Neera Unit: Crores worth of property lying idle

Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Business becomes Refinitiv in India

Coastal city's homemakers turn successful entrepreneurs

CAMPCO to install solar unit at chocolate factory

CAMPCO building warehouse at Kavu to store farm produce

Now, ice cream from arecanut, bird’s eye chili

Hope they are going to release herbal chocolates, herbal cream biscuits etc also. Has anyone heard of kokum chocolates/eclairs or ice creams or cream biscuits? 1 2 3. Has anyone tried dried kokum concentrate in powdered form say like cocoa powder or in powdered drink mix like horlicks/bournvita?

Legislation to be amended to establish industrial township authorities
He noted that various industry bodies had been demanding a separate authority to govern industrial areas/townships/ estates as their needs were not catered to by local urban administrations. During his recent visit to Baikampady Industrial Estate in Mangaluru, a similar demand was made by the Kanara Small Industries’ Association to which he had responded positively.
‘People should be trained in preparing value-added products of jackfruit’
Mr. Padre said business incubation centres promoting value-added products of jackfruit would boost the fruit to go global as the country produces jackfruit in large quantities. There is a need to set up centres to train people in how to prepare value-added products of jackfruit, he said.
Game for chocolate, biscuit made with jackfruit seed powder?
‘Trial on making jackfruit chocolate 90% successful’ - Campco

DKMUL sends Suvasitha milk consignment to IRCTC

GAIL project finally getting ready; Kochi-Koottanad stretch opened
Tony Mathew, general manager (construction), GAIL, which is executing the project, said only four km out of the 444-km pipeline from Kochi to Mangalore remains to be completed. “The four-km pipeline through water bodies viz., Kuttiyadi, Eravazhinjipuzha, Chaliyar in Kozhikode, Chandragiri in Kasaragod and Netravati in Mangalore is taking time. We hope to lay the pipeline and supply gas to Mangalore by July 31 or August,” he told Express.
MLA suggests seaweed cultivation to help fishermen in distress

MRPL mulling over deploying portable desalination plant next summer

MRPL to open 50 retail outlets in State in this financial year
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Phase four: MRPL may focus on petrochemical products
Considering the Union government’s push for electric vehicles and those run by natural gas, the State’s oil refining major, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), is mulling over focussing more on petrochemicals than fuel when its phase-four expansion becomes a reality.
It will take time for transport vehicles, namely buses and trucks, to switch over to alternative fuel and they will continue to require high-speed diesel.

Polypropylene is the only petrochemical being manufactured by MRPL at its existing facility.

A feasibility — technical as well as economical — study of producing polypropylene in phase four is being undertaken before the company takes a concrete decision on polypropylene production and recommends to its Board, MRPL officials said. About 3 million tonnes of crude is planned to be processed per annum in phase four. MRPL has sought about 960 acres of land for the expansion from the State government and the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board has been entrusted with land acquisition. The government has already issued a final notification under the KIADB Act to acquire lands identified in Permude, Kuthethur, Thenka Yekkar, Mulur, and Kandavara villages surrounding the existing MRPL plant in Mangaluru taluk.

The acquisition process however has not been smooth as landowner farmers have strongly been opposing the acquisition.

Polypropylene is used in a variety of applications, including consumder product packaging, electrical and equipment manufacturing, automobile, household appliances, construction material and other industries. MRPL had produced about 3.88 lakh tonnes of polypropylene in 2018-19 as against 2.94 lakh tonnes in 2017-18.
Campco's areca nut farmers turn to chocolate
CAMPCO's jackfruit chocolate to enter market soon

Campco Coconut Factory preparatory works are going on

Summa: Coconut Factory, for which ground works are going on, will produce coconut chocolates, coconut milk, coconut powder. Proposal for jackfruit chocolate production is with company's R&D division.

Concerns raised over arecanut being carcinogenic still prevail, says Centre
The use of tobacco and nicotine as ingredients in any food product is prohibited under Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations.
Scanty rainfall likely to hit marine fish production this year, say scientists

ಕೇರಳ ಮಾದರಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ಮೀನುಗಾರಿಕೆ ಕಾಯ್ದೆಗೆ ತಿದ್ದುಪಡಿ: ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ
Fisheries Act to be amended to ensure sustainable fishing

MRPL posts loss of Rs. 500 crore in first quarter

Good. Let us use Electrical Vehicles and get rid of this useless company which has not generated high end jobs in IT or reserach but polluted our city for the sake of the parched city.

MRPL Phase III shutdown due to landslide

DKMUL to release peda and cashew burfi in small packets

ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Issues Tender for 2 MW of Floating Solar Projects

Electric bus plant likely to come up in Mangaluru
Hungarian company to boost e-mobility in Karnataka
The Hungarian company (Csepel Holding) has identified 250 acres of land close to the airport in Mangaluru to set up its first manufacturing unit. “We thought they will seek land, but they are ready to purchase a plot on their own,” Savadi said.
Earlier we had a startup called 'Kaniyoor Projects' proposing to set up electrical cars manufacturing unit in DK. Karnataka was also supposed to get Goldstone-BYD (Goldstone pumps in Rs 500 crore for electric bus facility in Karnataka) electric bus plant.

Note that Csepel Holding is also looking for land in Maharashtra near Jawaharlal Nehru Port and the upcoming Navi Mumbai international airport for creating Rs 3,000 crores manufacturing facility. Csepel is also considering other countries in the region to export buses to India - 1. Hence chances of Mangaluru are less as Karnataka government is not aggressive in promoting non-parched regions for industries & research.

High quality PUF products - Now manufactured in Mangaluru

Kole Roga returns to arecanut plantations
According to the department, about 40,000 hectares in the district are under arecanut cultivation.
MRPL resumes phase-3 operations

Cash-strapped labour caught in cashew industry blues

Yediyurappa invites IT firms to invest in smaller cities such as Mangaluru 19/9

‘Give compensation before taking upwork on phase II of Padur project’ 20/9

KIOCL: Work on setting up Ductile Iron Spun Pipe and Coke Oven Plants in full swing in Mangaluru
Work is on for setting up 2 lakh tonne per annum Ductile Iron Spun Pipe Plant, 1.8 LTPA Coke Oven Plant and a 10 MW co-generation Captive Power Plant in Mangaluru.

DISP plant should be a success since Karnataka has no such plant and ductile pipes are in great demand for various water supply projects.
HPCL-MRPL merger plan yet to reach board level: HPCL chief

Why nobody asked HPCL Chief when they are going to shift their R&D facility from the parched city to Mangaluru? Local journalist should at least open their mouth & ask questions relevant to Mangaluru's interest. If journalists don't ask bureaucrats and politicians tough questions then what is the use of journalism?

KIOCL records a YoY growth of 114%
The CMD (Subba Rao) further said that under the ‘Make In India’ programme, the company had utilised the spare capacity of its pellet plant for tolling purpose to optimise the production capacity and converted the imported ore into pellets. KIOCL also had entered the high-grade new pellet market where the premium is high and is used for making quality steel.
KIOCL to focus on mineral exploration as a separate vertical
Work is on for setting up 2 lakh tonne per annum Ductile Iron Spun Pipe Plant, 1.8 LTPA Coke Oven Plant and a 10 MW co-generation Captive Power Plant in Mangaluru.
What does quality steel mean? Does it mean marine-grade, medical-grade, automotive-grade steel? Why not they start mining in the sea as mineral exploration is already done by GSI?

MRPL begins production of BS-VI diesel, petrol
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Vegan potluck hosted in Namma Kudla

Jackfruit, in fact superfood, is emerging as main ingradient for vegan food as raw jackfruit chunks can be substituted for meat in various western meat-based recipes. I am going to list other local vegan substitutes in 'berake attilu' (बॆरकॆ अट्टिल्). I may make 'berake attilu' 100% vegan compliant later (though currently dairy ingradients like ghee is used which can be easily substituted with vegan ghee like coconut ghee). Also going to discuss 'make in kudla' potentials of various local plant products for vegan export markets. Vegan food is gaining popularity in western & other developed countries due to environmental 2 3, ethical and health 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 reasons. Demand for coconut (powder/ flour 2/ milk/ cream/ butter/ ghee/ honey/syrup 2 3 4/ jelly/ pudding/ cereal 2 3 4/ snacks/cookies/crisps/ sweets/confections/ drinks/beverages/ yogurt 2), jackfruit (peeling 2, cutting, cooking & canning/packing, jackfruit in water jackfruit in brine 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14, packed jackfruit 1 2 - 'pottu gujje'/पॊट्ट् गुज्जॆ seems to be more suitable for all meat-substitute recipes, drying/dehydration 1 2 - dehydrated rags/cores/rinds can also be used in meat-substitute recipes after soaking, The Jackfruit Company 2 3 4 5 6, cereal, nutspread), seaweed (agar-agar instead of gelatin 2, mannitol, jam, crisps, salad etc 1) food products is growing mainly due to vegans, paleo/keto dieters 1 2. My request to vegan food festival organizers is to identify such market potentials also & provide exhibition place for substitute vegan products with domestic or export potentials. It is important to know about various diets like vegan, paleo, keto (& mark it so on product manufactured) & their market potentials (better to train foodproceesing/nutrition/dietitian students on them including ayurvedic diet, siridhanya diet etc; is there ayurvedic food processing & ayurvedic complaint ready made foods as per dosha? many ayurvedic doctors forget to list all diet items hence we need apps for ayurvedic, siridhanya etc; anyway patanjali noodles are quite popular; and processed food are strictly against siridhanya diet except may be stuffs like pappada/sandige; yes, there are foodie, nutrition & diet apps telling you which food is suitable before ordering or cooking as per recipe & tracking nutrition value of what you ate so far & what is missing and of course there are wearables 2 to track your diet though their usefulness is unknown). Domestic & export potentials have to be explored not only for food products but also plant-based other organic products (सावयव उत्पन्न).

Has any Tuluva tried 'Gujje Kori Sukka' or 'Gujje Kori Gasi' or 'Gujje Kori Saaru'? If not visit 'berake attilu' after year 2022 for the recipe. (hint: fry raw jackfruit pieces in oil or vegan ghee before adding to gravy; or if you don't like fried items then bake in oven after applying a small coat of coconut oil). I will write stuffs focusing on 'pottu gujje' and 'tuluva pelakai'. By that time I hopefully be promoting colocasia/taro 1 2 3 4 5 6 (kundapura maddi, colocasia esculenta) & giant taro (recchevu/marsan/mundi kande, alocasia macrorrhiza) tubers as superfood there! Alas, we don't even use taro tubers for sandige-pappada! Still I have hopes for 'thevu mela'/तेवुमेल before 2022!

So far Karnataka government has totally failed to encourage neera (coconut nectar) based honey/syrup/sugar/jaggery supporting units however a fresh hope is created recently - Rs 1 crore assistance for Neera Drinks Unit. Definitely neera has a great export market! Many of health conscious people are moving away from cane-sugar to alternatives like palm-sugar. How about producing 'neera jelly chocolate' by freezing neera with agar-agar from seaweed grown in Kundapur sea and applying a coat of palm-sugar or 'neera jam' 1 by mixing neera with coconut milk/cream or jackfruit seed/fruit pulp? As such coconut, jackfruit, jamoon (syzygium cumini), kuntala (syzygium caryophyllatum), kokum, star apple etc can be used for jelly mixtures, jelly chocolates/candies, other fruit preserves, stuffed cookies (stuffed with jams, jellies, creams etc; jackfruit pieces can even be used like tutti frutti in cookies). Various alternative flours like jackfruit flour, jackfruit seed flour, coconut flour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (veganization by flaxseed/chia+kalanamak+chickpea/mung for egg), breadfruit flour, eendu (caryota urens, added in a very small amount for its medicinal value) flour, kundapura maddi tuber flour can be used for cookies/crisps, chapathis/tortillas, breads/nuns/rotis, cakes/pancakes, pizza bases, pasta, noodles etc (can think of healthy edible gums for binding). We can think of mixing herbal leaves juices/pastes like kuntala leaves juice for preparation of herbal jellies & other food products with medicinal values as per ayurvedic/allopathic recommended guidelines on daily dosage.

We should also find a way to exploit molasses & oilcakes for 'Nutritional Yeast' 2 3 once Brahmavar Sugar Factory is revived. So many edible oil manufacturing companies in Mangaluru produce oilcakes including coconut oilcakes as byproduct.

We can cultivate other popular vegan vegetables like 'heart of palm' 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 (<- vagan cheese/mayonnaise/cream). This has nothing to do with the palm culitivation project for edible oil production - Oil palm growers likely to get nursery, Farmers urged to grow oil palm in clusters. But heart of palm processing waste can be used for producing palm flour - Study shows king palm flour is high in dietary fibres and minerals (once upon a time we were used to use 'caryota urens' eendu/ईंद् leaves for decoration instead of plastic stuffs). Palm cultivation can be under agroforestry - 1 2.

I have already talked about exploring possibilities of lotus cultivation for foxnut/makhana 2 3 and other lotus based vegetables along with pashchima vahini supported backwaters.

Who knows one day Tulunadu may have foxnut, heart of palm, seaweed, mushroom 2, jackfruit, coconut, colocasia/taro processing units just like cashewnut processing units (including bakeries; whether there is any integrated cashewnut processing unit in Tulunadu producing bakery products starting from raw cashewnuts?) as vegan/keto/paleo food habits are steadily growing throught the developed world. I have neither tasted chashewnut chocolate 2 nor foxnut chocolate so far (infact I have stopped eating chocolates a long back). But before that I wish to taste 'puffed jack seed chocolate' (not chocolate coated fried jackfruit/seed sticks) at least once in lifetime. At the rate at which people are coating food items with chocolates I think we may soon have chocolate coated banana chips, coconut chips/flakes and even kurlari/poddolu (puffed rice) etc.

I think there is scope to make 'jackfruit peeling machine' popular like this - Coconut dehusking machine becoming popular in Mangaluru.

Locals oppose KIOCL's proposal for new plants
Proposed KIOCL projects will help create 511 direct jobs, 1,500 indirect employment avenues, says MECON Ltd
KIOCL to invest Rs 836.6 crore in Mangaluru
Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL) will be investing Rs 836.6 crore for installing a 1.8 (lac) tonne capacity coke oven plant, a captive power plant of ten mw capacity and ductile iron spun pipe plant with annual production capacity of two lac tonnes at Baikmapady Industrial Area here.
The company currently holds 166.16 acres of land out of which the new unit will be set up in 11-acre plot. 54.8 acres of land has been set aside for green belt. 511 people will get direct employment while 1,500 will get indirect employment, the officials explained.
So, KIOCL has enough vacant land for putting up mini steel plants for production of various auto grade, marine/medical grade steels in total amounting 3 to 4 LTPA! Steel & plastic are major components of most of the products in these sectors. If we want such type of industries we have to make these resources available at affordable price.

Feasibility of establshing industrial clusters

Emami Agrotech's Mangalore edible-oil refinery to be completed by mid-2021 2 3

Emami Agrotech's Rs 250 crores 43 acres edible-oil refinery (palm & sunflower) is coming up at MSEZ. No further news on proposed Orient Source HK Limited (Commodity Trading & Logistics) 121 acres project. Probably Campco also be putting up Coconut Factory in MSEZ land only. Looks like MSEZ is becoming a 'Food Processing Park' or a 'Special Agriculture Zone'. Don't be surprised if DK MP takes credit for establishing 'Special Agriculture Zone' as per his manifesto during next general election campaign!

In & around Baikampady we have now edible oil refiners like Ruchi Soya, Adani Wilmar, Anagha (Sun Premium), Rajashree packagers and Emami. And few others like MK Agrotech have storage facilities. There is lot of potential in Tulunadu for other type of food processing industries also. I am waiting for the day we will have 'Udupi Shrikrishna brand' just like Patanjali brand!

Work launched to improving infrastructure at Yeyyadi

Karnataka urged to allow corporates to take up cashew cultivation on leased land
The cashew industry cannot acquire agricultural land in Karnataka under the law of the state, Vas said.
Declare cashew a plantation crop, says Kanara Chamber
KCCI urges govt to give thrust to cashew industry
With policies not favouring the cashew industry, many manufacturers are planning to shift their industries to neighbouring states, said Isaac Vas, the new president of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
“The collective processing capacity of cashew industry in the hinterland is about 2.5 lakh MT of raw cashew per annum. But the state grows only 50 to 60 thousand MT of raw cashew nuts per annum. The industry is, therefore, forced to import over two lakh MT of raw cashew from East and West Africa,” he explained.
Isaac Vas, sharing his plans, said, “The KCCI will set up a startup cell to hand-hold and fund entrepreneurs from the district and collaborate with academia. ...".
KCCI announces action plan for next year
“The plans of KCCI for the next one year will be developing KCCI as a recognized alternate dispute redressal center. Ensure that our gets a commercial court. Work towards development of infrastructure for information technology and connected industry in our district. Promoting native start-ups and industry, academia collaboration. Giving push to the cashew industry for high trajectory growth in the district and development of tourism.

“The Government of India is making an endeavour to implement various legislative measures having economic implications keeping in mind the ease of doing business. In view of the new policy of Government of India to encourage Alternative Dispute Resolution in respect of commercial disputes, the KCCI has taken the initiative to setup a full-fledged Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] centre in Mangaluru. This centre will be run by a team of professionals to ensure speedy and inexpensive dispute resolution mechanism within the purview of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 as amended from time to time.

“In Karnataka, there are three courts of district and sessions judges that have been designated as commercial courts for the entire state, two are in Bengaluru and one is in Ballari. The court with jurisdiction of D.K and Mangaluru is based in Bengaluru. Given the size of Karnataka, it is important that a commercial court with jurisdiction for DK and surroundings districts is established in Mangaluru not Bangalore. KCCI has already taken up the issue with Department of Law and will focus all our energies toward this. This would ensure a more equitable access to justice, while strengthening the ease of doing business, he added.

“KCCI will also work with the district administration to set up adequate leisure infrastructure in the city to support the growing needs of Human Resources in the IT field. KCCI is working on setting up a Native Start-up cell to motivate, hand hold and fund entrepreneurs from our District to solve problems facing our district and build them into gainful businesses and industries. A dedicated team is already formed to spearhead this initiative.

“Cashew entrepreneurship of the state has played a leadership for the entire country. Every process innovation and marketing initiatives have evolved in our region. The growth in the industry is held back due to a few bottlenecks that need to be cleared by the government which KCCI will be aggressively following up with the government.
Kanara Chamber to focus on six core issues concerning trade and industry
Those include developing KCCI as the recognised alternative dispute redressal forum, ensuring that Dakshina Kannada gets a commercial court, working towards development of information technology-related industries in the region, promoting native start-ups and industry, giving a push to the cashew industry for a high-trajectory growth and development of tourism.
The monetary value has been reduced to ₹ 3 lakh by the 2017 amendment, he said and added the State has three courts of District and Sessions judges that are designated commercial courts — two in Bengaluru and one in Ballari. KCCI is also concerned about infrastructure for IT and ITeS companies and would work closely with the district administration to establish leisure infrastructure in the region to support their needs. Native start-up cell is aimed at motivating, hand-holding and funding entrepreneurs from the district under the guidance of a dedicated team, he said.
It is disgusting that one city of the state forcing litigants from other parts of the state to visit (for 'litigation tourism') that city by having two commercial courts despite of its over population problems just to help its real estate mafia.

KCCI to setup alternative dispute redressal centre
The new president said the KCCI will also work towards shifting of CRZ office to Mangaluru, establishment of maritime board for the state.
Also work for shifting of "Central Institute of Coastal Engineering for Fishery". It was a big mistake of 1968 to set up this institute in the parched city. Even if this institute's coverage is all over India it should be located in a coastal city for best results. So Mangaloreans have to strive to shift it to here. A maritime board can effectively promote port based industries & address issues faced by them only if it is located in a coastal city. But don't be surprised if the cunning politicans set up a namesake maritime board in the parched city itself to please unsmart voters here and render it ineffective.

KCCI President Isaac Vas briefs Media on the vision of the KCCI for the Betterment of DK District

It is noteworthy that there are more than 100 IT and ITES companies operating in the City. There is a need to build an IT Park with affordable rentals where all these companies can operate and expand and have enough space for their natural growth in the city. This IT Park would also help larger IT and ITES to set up their Units in Mangaluru. Our effort will be to ensure that our talent pool will be retained here. 3.25 Acres of Land for this IT infrastructure is already earmarked by KEONICS at Blueberry Hills, Kuntikana, Derabail besides the ST
Row over MRPL not giving preference to local people in recruitment

I here in this virtual world fell into feet of these waste bodies (no doubt MRPL/HPCL treat these people as kacchdaa) and requested them to demand for 'Petroleum University'. Told them to get requisite training first. But they want jobs without educational qualification. Who cares, give up your land for these companies' expansions, learn only IT/BT and go to 'thirsting monstrous city' for jobs & rot there! Where is Tulu Development Authority?

This company for name sake has put Mangalore in front of its name but its sincerity is with the parched city hence built headoffice there.

And these waste bodies were fighting against merger of a traitor bank which did not even think its birth place Mangaluru was worth of its memorial - Vijaya Bank Museum inaugurated. Good, traitors should not have memorials here. Am I the only person enjoying the demise of this traitor?

Engineers India bags PMC services contract from HPCL LPG cavern Project

This company need to be chased away to the parched city itself unless they shift ther R&D facility to Mangaluru.

Paddy harvest affected in DK, Udupi

India tells Ghana to put in place clear export policy on raw cashews
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Karnataka Bank signs MoU with Karvy DigiKonnect for contact centre ops

ICICI Bank’s digital tax collection hub in Mangaluru

Awareness on lighting precaution app

'Rs 3 cr set aside to install NMR device in boats'

ಪ್ರಾಪರ್ಟಿ ಕಾರ್ಡ್: ಆಸ್ತಿ ನೋಂದಣಿ ಸರ್ವರ್ಗೆ ಜೋಡಿಸಲು ಕ್ರಮ

E-voice system to be introduced for filing GST

Now, an app to connect students, teachers, parents
The new app helps parents get timely updates on their children and of college activities.

They can receive information about attendance, performance in the examinations, and receive other communication from the college.

The app helps parents fix appointment with lecturers and college principals.

For lecturers, the app helps to digitally record attendance and immediately send alerts to parents if any student is absent. It also helps lecturers to organise their classes, send assignments and assessments and also share information with students. It also helps lecturers classify students on their behaviour and focus on those who need attention.
Why is app only for PU students?

Efforts underway to relax UPOR for registration
Land records officials prommise to speed up UPOR process
'SMS Module and online processing of UPOR soon'

User-friendly app 'SABKUCH' launched

Digitization of Yakshagana Prasangas 2

Mobile App to be used for Economic Census 2

University data information system to come up at MU 2

Now, people can buy sand online through dksandbazaar.com

MCC's online water bill payment facility far from reality

After one more dengue death, DC sets up command centre

Mangaluru prison gets visitor management system

App to facilitate cattle transportation

Officials are also looking at installing ADTC in Dakshina Kannada

Soon, a mobile app will track fishing vessels
Fishermen to get biometric cards

No mobile network for Beladi village

E-Hundi system in temples for transparency: Kota Srinivas Poojary

Digitised documents accepted

Now modify Voter ID through Mobile App

'Single authority needed to deliver 18 services'

Block-level officers dump voter app

Tab to help hasten passport verification by city police
“The Mangaluru police commissionerate has also requested that the service be launched from the coastal city and it is being considered, he said.
Fishing boats will have transponders

Campco dumps digital payment after growers shun it

Police to launch Pink WhatsApp group: Top cop

Legal Dispute Resolution Cell set up in M'luru

Soon, M'luru residents can pay their water bills online
The city corporation also has plans to introduce online payment facility for payment of property tax and other payments.
“Once the process is complete, a link will be added to our website http://mangalorecity.mrc.gov.in.
Currently, the website of MCC has options to apply for trade licence, building licence, register birth and deaths, submit grievance and other facilities.
BSNL likely to launch 4G services by month-end

Cardiology helpline to give free guidance

New Tululipi font is ready for usage

What is happeing with Health Informatics? No news! Why? (Only news I read is not from Tulunadu but Karnataka - Software will put an end to mix-up in medicines and we know what Karnataka means; wait there is one from Tulunadu - App to report adverse drug reactions launched in MAHE). Lot to discuss depending upon the progress made. Hurry up Tulunadu IT Healthcare startups!
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Pilikula welcomes gaurs from Vandalur Zoo

Kadri Rocks art gallery opened

32 species of birds sighted from St Aloysius college campus

A Sistine Chapel for Karnataka
The pull of the paintings

Children’s play area, open gym among facilities inaugurated at Kadri Park
Underground bazar proposed at Kadri Park
Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath said, “The funds required for the maintenance of various parks in Mangaluru was way higher than the income generated from these parks. For instance, Rs 35,000 per session is required to run a laser show in the Musical Fountain of Kadri Park (the earlier Deer Park)”.

He, further, stated that a project to construct underground market, which connects the National Highway 66 to Kadri Park, will be proposed and the revenue generated from the rents of the shops, could be utilised for the maintenance of the park. The idea is drawn from Palika Bazar in Delhi. A meeting has been conducted with the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.
Kadri North ward Corporator Roopa D Bangera said that Kadri Park was developed at a cost of Rs 1.16 crore to include walking track, mud track, open gym, play park for special children and protective railings around Ganganapalla lake.
What is the full idea behind underground market? Does it mean using skating arena for parking vehicles and then walking through underground bazar to park? Whether fast food outlets & shops complex proposed earlier along either side of Kadri Park road is canceled & shifted underground? If so it is good as these shops would have spoiled beauty of the park. Where would be new skating arena be built? Inside park or along park road? While digging for underground market be careful not to touch 'Pandavara Guhe'.

Mulki: Home to India's First Surf School

'Cool initiatives' help animals beat heat in Pilikula

Rare king quail sighted near MIA

Agri-tourism projects of farmers to get KVG funds

Sea erosion affects int’l surfing spot

Colourful orchids enthral visitors at Kadri Park

Surfers disappointed after govt says no to int'l event

Expansive sand bed on Netravathi bank beckons visitors

'Bringing Quality Healthcare Within Reach' AJ Hospital hosts Workshop on Medical Tourism

Inscription belonging to Vijayanagar empire found

International patient undergoes kidney transplant in city
'Mangaluru should be promoted as prime healthcare destination'

In a bid to boost tourism, DK to launch small projects
Two corridors to develop riverfront areas, says DC
Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S said that the district administration is focusing on the riverfront areas by developing corridors from Bengre to Kuloor bridge and from Bunder-Tile factory-Nethravathi bridge for promoting tourism.
He said developing a few jetties, landing point and seating arrangements along with the riverfront areas from Bengre to Kuloor bridge will be wonders from the point of view of tourism development. From Bengre to Kuloor bridge, there is a river and pristine beach which will make a good corridor as far as tourism is concerned. The tourism potential will be developed in sync with the culture of the city to make the city a liveable city, he said.
To a question on the jinxed hanging bridge across the Phalguni (popularly called the Gurupur) river (connecting Tannirbavi with Sulthan Bathery), Senthil said the project is being pushed under Smart City Mission. “We want to make it an iconic hanging bridge where people can visit as a destination,” he stated.
Tannirbhavi corridor to boost tourism in district
Rs. 5 crores Marine Museum planned at Tannirbhavi Tree Park

Green iguana is new attraction at Pilikula Biological Park

MRPL sanctions Rs. 3.4 crore for Pilikula Biological Park maintenance

ಕದ್ರಿಪಾರ್ಕ್: ಆಟಿಕೆಗಳೆಲ್ಲ ತುಂಡು ತುಂಡು; ಮಳೆಗಾಲದ ಬಳಿಕ ಹೊಸ ಆಟಿಕೆ?

Museum to come up at Customs building

Setback to river tourism development 2
Mangaluru: The various plans to develop tourism along the river banks have faced a setback with no funds being released for this purpose.

The proposal submitted to the state government for the creation of 13 jetties on the banks of Netravati and Phalguni Rivers in the city are still remaining stuck in the files. Along with this, two years have passed since approval was received for various developmental works to be undertaken at Tannirbavi and Sasihitlu beaches in Mangaluru under the union governments ‘Swadesh Darshan Coastal Tourism Circuit’. However, the funds for the same have not yet been released.

The proposal for the construction of 13 jetties at the cost of Rs 26 crore had been submitted to the State Tourism Department. The locations for the jetties included near Kuloor bridge along Phalguni river, this bank of Bangrakuloor river, Sultan Battery, near Tannirbavi at Kuloor north sandy area, old port, Kasba Bengre, old port near the ferry service, near Bengre sand feet, near old ferry at Jeppinamogaru on Netravati river bank, near Ullal old ferry and at Sasihitlu estuary.

The river festival which was organised in January at Kuloor along the Phalguni River successfully attracted scores of tourists. After this, two institutions were also given the permission to conduct water adventure sports at Phalguni River. But since there is no functional jetty here, it is getting really tedious to conduct water sports properly here.

Swadesh Darshan remains unimplemented

The central government had created ‘Swadesh Darshan Coastal Tourism Circuit’ in 2015-16 with the aim to provide encouragement to tourism along the coast. To take profit of this scheme, the state tourism department selected Tannirbavi and Sasihitlu beaches from DK district and submitted a project report to the union government concerning the various developmental works at the cost of Rs 25,35,79,000.

Under the scheme, many development works at the two beaches including the provision of facilities were proposed at the cost of Rs 25.35 crore. Almost a year has passed by since the approval was given for the proposal, but not a dime has yet been released. Since no funds have come for the same, the plans for the development of the beaches have remained stuck in a file.

The proposal

The proposal including the a Tourist Facilitation Centre and a lifeguard training school at the cost of Rs 4.23 crore, 49 benches at various locations for the tourists to seat at the cost of Rs 11.09 lakh, 4 lifeguard watch tower at the cost of Rs 19.45 lakh, solid waste management unit at the cost of Rs 4.01 lakh, public service facilities at the cost of Rs 31.13 crore, installation of solar street lights at the cost of Rs 20 lakh, installation of CCTV cameras at the cost of Rs 40 lakh, beach cleaning equipment at the cost of Rs 75 lakh, water sports equipment at the coast of Rs 1 crore, walkie-talkie, hand mic, control system and beach maintenance unit at the coast of Rs 20 lakh, beach marshal vehicle at the coast of Rs 10 lakh, lifebuoy, safety tube, safety bed at the cost of Rs 15 lakh, cubical shower block at the cost of Rs 20 lakh and construction of floating jetties near Kuloor bridge, sultan battery and Bangra Kuloor at the coast of Rs 4.80 crore.

Waiting for approval

A proposal has already been sent to the state tourism department with the aim to encourage tourism at Phalguni and Netravati rivers by constructing floating jetties and providing basic facilities. We are waiting for the approval. There is an expectation that water tourism will gain traction in the coming days with the development of basic facilities along the river banks – Sasikanth Senthil, Deputy Commissioner, DK
Tuluva museum to come up on MRPL premises at a cost of Rs 83 lakh
Tulunadu museum to come up on MRPL premises soon

Who are the vistors to this museum? Why not this company build a museum on petroleum & petrochemicals in Mangaluru by collecting historical artifacts on petroleum extraction, processing etc from various parts of the world? The museum should be located in a place of easy accessibility.

‘Mangaluru has the Potential to become a Top Tourism Hub’- DC Senthil at KITE ‘Connect’ Meet

Tourist numbers on the rise in DK since 3 years

Kadri Park, the only large lung space, continues to be in a state of neglect

Royal Bengal Tigress 'Rani' gives birth to five cubs in Pilikula Zoo

NMPT suggests starting copter services for cruise tourists

City yet to tap into potential of foreign language tour guides

NMP draws up big plans to ramp up cruise tourism
The port incidentally has three entry or exit gates as of now, and the fourth one that will be ready in the next two to three years, will be connected by a separate road for tourist vehicles, which take and drop back tourists arriving by ships. This will ensure there is no interference to their schedule from regular traffic inside the port, and tourists can go about their business including sightseeing without any hassles during their stay here, he said.
To tap the potential of nearby places of tourist importance, Akkaraju said he has mooted the idea to the district administration to start helicopter services for tourists arriving by cruise ships to visit pilgrimage centres in and around Mangaluru. Such a facility will enable tourists to visit places such as Kukke Subrahmanya, Sri Mookambika Temple at Kollur and Sringeri Sharada Peetham and return to the city by evening, before the cruise ship departs.

Cruise vessels visiting the port are day liners wherein the vessels come in the morning and leave at night to their next port of call. If somebody starts a helicopter service during the cruise season, passengers can be taken from the helipad in the city for a quick visit to important places that have helipads, he said. Noting that he has broached the issue with the district administration, he said there has been a positive response to the same from the authorities.
Authority likely to be set up for Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Travel bug hits small town India: Tourism demand sees spurt in Tier 2, 3 cities

Namma Kudla toys with HD LED screens for Green Dasara

Nethravathi island to become conservation reserve
The island is situated in Jeppinamogaru (Surveys number 94, 55 and 59) with a total area of 19.87 sq km.
Administration plans transport facilities to six river islands
Tourism in coastal region to get a big boost, says Kota
He said the Tourism Department has chalked out a programme for setting up boat houses in the region. Major thrust will be on temple tourism in the coastal region, he said and added that the cultural and historical aspects of tourism need to be explored in the coastal region.
Dasara, Navaratri festivities from tomorrow

Butterfly Man Isaac Kehimkar needs another lifetime to see every butterfly in India

Mangaluru Dasara begins on a colourful note
Tiger dancers to get insurance

Ranga Mandira cost is reduced to Rs 17 crore from Rs 24 crore
Floating jetties at 13 places

Karnataka tourism set for a digital touch, focused development: Ravi

For Mangaluru cruise tourists please provide informatiom in languages of countries from which they arrive. What are the experience tourism 2 provided in Mangaluru other than rides in fisheries boats? How much experience can Pilikula Artisans Village offer? Or should we take tourists to traditional pottery & weaver villages and have homestay facilities? Which are the GI clusters identified for 'GI Tourism' 1 in Tulunadu? Whether 'Mangaluru Tiles' have GI? Whether spiritual/religious practices have GI tags?

When are Mangaluru Tuluvas going to celebrate "Alupa Utsava"?

Where are the plans for revival of Tulunadan Kalari Payattu (Garadi Pettu, pettu=payattu=fight)?

Why Karnataka does not have a 'Marine National Park'? - 1 2 3. No doubt the parched city biased politicians have parched us! Even Lakshadweep does not have one!

Kambala to be promotedto attract foreign tourists

Whether there is Kambala bench in Mangaluru University to upgrade Kambala in compliance with PETA requirements?

Pranitha Subhash and Rishi mesmerised by the beauty of Mangaluru locales
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NMPT suggests starting helicopter services for cruise tourists
NMPT mulls helicopter service to attract cruise tourist
NMPT plans to create new infra to boost cruise tourism
AV Ramana, Chairman of NMPT, said that there are plans to set up a dedicated road and an exclusive gate for handling cruise passengers.
In addition to this, NMPT is also planning to set up a transport hub outside the new gate where taxis, autorickshaws will be available to the tourists.
Helicopter linkage

Stressing the need to boost helicopter linkage between Mangaluru and other places of tourist interest within 150 km radius of the port, he said it will give a major boost to tourism.

Stating that he is working on a proposal in this regard, Ramana said it will be submitted to the Chief Secretary of Karnataka. The State government has to identify the places of tourist interests, and give land parcels for helipads (if they are not there). Once these things are ready, private players will be there to invest, he said.

Most of the cruise vessels arrive at the Port in the morning and sail out by evening. The passengers don’t have much time in their hand. Since they want to travel comfortably and safely, this initiative can help, he said.

Cruise traffic

To a query on cruise traffic at the port, he said 26 cruise vessels called at the Port in the last financial year. For 2019-20, the port authorities have got confirmation from 23 cruise vessels. More confirmations are on the way, he said.

More cruise vessels are expected to call at the New Mangalore Port during 2019-20 than last year, he said, adding that the first cruise vessel of the season is expected to call at berth No. 4 on November 4.

On the contribution of cruise traffic to the city’s economy, he said there will be around 2,500 people on each cruise vessel. On an average, a passenger spends around $200 per head per visit.
We will discuss how to carry out spiritual cruise tourism in detail later when a high-quality Spiritual Ashram comes up near Mangaluru port (say somewhere between Mangaluru & Udupi). Till now there were a very few news related to spiritual activities in the coastal region - ‘Puthige Moola Mutt to be spiritual centre’ and there was a mutt wanting to establish an ashram in Gokarna. For the time being next two steps should be (1) to explore possibilities of arranging fully on cruise spiritual training courses along with pilgrimmage cruise-heli tourism to Udupi and other temples of interest in colloboration with international spiritual organizations like ISKCON; can work on Mumbai-Maldives cruise also for domestic market and (2) to establish Spiritual Ashrams or Philosophical Study Centres discussed earlier. Ashram should have ability conduct vlasses in various languages.

By the way note that non-spiritual tourism activities of cruise tourists like visiting non-pilgrimmage places are not disturbed by adding 'on cruise spiritual training' or 'pilgrimmage visits' to their schedule.

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“But I wish there was seamless connectivity to all the cities right from the north to the south and towards the east through the Western Ghats,” he says and continues, “unfortunately this is not possible currently during all the months of a year. In particular the monsoon season brings this region to a complete standstill for natural reasons and the only the way forward is by building tunnels across the Western Ghats, something which I had proposed to the government to act upon as quickly possible. If that happens, we will have uninterrupted connectivity to all the cities in the region not just for commercial purposes but for other reasons as well,” he says.
While expressing his concern about the absence of trained tour guides in the region (at the moment the tour operators are sourcing college students and selected professionals), he said, the solution for the time being would be to make available ‘recorded audio CDs in different languages that the tourists are familiar with. Meanwhile, some tourist guides can be trained by the Tourism Department on the rich heritage and culture of each tourist spot so that the required amount of information could be divulged to them.
ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ ತಾಣಗಳಾಗಿ ಕುದ್ರುಗಳು: ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾವನೆಗೆ ಮರುಜೀವ
ಆಕರ್ಷಣೀಯ ಕುದ್ರುಗಳು

ನದಿಗಳ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಇರುವ ಕಿರು ದ್ವೀಪಗಳನ್ನು ತುಳುವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕುದ್ರು ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಜಪ್ಪಿನಮೊಗರಿನ ನೇತ್ರಾವತಿ ನದಿ, ಹಳೆ ಬಂದರು ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂರು ದ್ವೀಪ ಗಳಿವೆ. ಜಪ್ಪಿನಮೊಗರು ಕಡೆಕಾರಿನ ಬಳಿ ನೇತ್ರಾವತಿ ನದಿ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಸುಂದರ ಕುದ್ರು ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ.

ಒಟ್ಟು 19.75 ಚದರ ಕಿ.ಮೀ. ವಿಸ್ತೀರ್ಣ ಈ ಕುದ್ರುನ್ನು ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ತಾಣವಾಗಿ ರೂಪಿಸುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ 2011ರಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರಕಾರದ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ವಹಿಸಿ ಪರಿಶೀಲನೆ ಕೂಡ ಆಗಿತ್ತು. ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ತಾಣವಾಗಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಪಡಿಸಲು ಸಿದ್ಧತೆಗಳಾಗಿತ್ತು. ದ್ವೀಪಕ್ಕೆ ಬೋಟು ಸೌಲಭ್ಯಕ್ಕೂ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಪ್ರಗತಿಯಾಗಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಹಳೆ ಬಂದರು ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ನೇತ್ರಾವತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಫಲ್ಗುಣಿ ನದಿಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಮೂರು ದ್ವೀಪಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ಆಕರ್ಷಣಿಯ ತಾಣಗಳಾಗಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಪಡಿಸುವ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೂ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು ನಡೆದಿತ್ತು. ಕುಡ್ಲ ಕುದ್ರುನಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಷ್ಟು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಳು ಆಗಿದ್ದರೂ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರನ್ನು ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಯಶಸ್ಸು ಪಡೆದಿಲ್ಲ.

ಕೇರಳ, ಗೋವಾ ಮಾದರಿ

ಸಣ್ಣ ದ್ವೀಪ, ಸಾಗರ ಮತ್ತು ಹಿನ್ನೀರು ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ನೆರೆಯ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳಾದ ಕೇರಳ, ಗೋವಾ ರಾಜ್ಯಗಳ ಸಾಧನೆಯ ನಿದರ್ಶನ ನಮ್ಮ ಮುಂದಿದೆ. ಸಾಗರ ತೀರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ಸಿಆರ್ಝಡ್ ನಿಯಮಗಳು ಅಡಚಣೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿವೆೆ ಎಂಬ ಮಾತುಗಳಿವೆ. ಕೇರಳದಲ್ಲಿ 8 ಸಣ್ಣ ದ್ವೀಪಗಳು ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳಾಗಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಹೊಂದಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರನ್ನು ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಸಮುದ್ರ ತೀರದಲ್ಲಿ ರೆಸಾರ್ಟ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡಲು ಕಾನೂನಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲವು ತೊಡಕುಗಳಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಪರಿಸರ ಸಹ್ಯ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮವನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆಸಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ. ಕೇರಳ ಇದೇ ಮಾದರಿಯನ್ನು ಅನುಸರಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿನ್ನೀರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಬೋಟ್ ಹೌಸ್ಗಳು ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ. ಇದಲ್ಲದೆ ಈಗ ಹಿನ್ನೀರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಶ್ವತ ಬೋಟ್ ಹೌಸ್ ಎಂಬ ಹೊಸ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆ ಪ್ರವರ್ಧಮಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ.

ಒಳನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಹಿನ್ನೀರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕುದ್ರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ವಿಪುಲ ಅವಕಾಶಗಳಿವೆ. ಇವುಗಳನ್ನು ಕೇರಳ ಮಾದರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಪಡಿಸಿದರೆ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ತಾಣಗಳಾಗಿ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಶಯವಿಲ್ಲ.
ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿದ ಬೇಡಿಕೆ
ಮಂಗಳೂರು: ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ವಿಪುಲ ಅವಕಾಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆಗೆ ಉತ್ತೇಜನ ಮತ್ತು ಬೇಡಿಕೆ ಉಂಟಾಗಿದೆ. 2 ವರ್ಷದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಕೇವಲ 2 ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇಗಳಷ್ಟೇ ಇದ್ದ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗ ಇರುವ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ 25. ಧರ್ಮಸ್ಥಳ ಮತ್ತು ಮೂಡುಬಿದಿರೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತಲಾ 1, ಬಂಟ್ವಾಳ-ಬೆಳ್ತಂಗಡಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತಲಾ 2 ಮತ್ತು ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ 19 ಅಧಿಕೃತ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇಗಳಿವೆ. ಈ ಪೈಕಿ 5 ಕಡಲ ತೀರದಲ್ಲಿವೆ.

ಕಳೆದ 3 ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯೂ ಏರಿಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ. 2016 -17ರಲ್ಲಿ 1 ಕೋಟಿ, 2017-18ರಲ್ಲಿ 1.2 ಕೋಟಿ, 2018-19ರಲ್ಲಿ 1.4 ಕೋಟಿ ಮತ್ತು 2019ರಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗಾಗಲೇ 1 ಕೋಟಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರು ಬಂದು ಹೋಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬೀಚ್ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೇಡಿಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು.
ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಶೈಲಿಗೆ ಬೇಡಿಕೆ

ಕರಾವಳಿಗೆ ಬರುವ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರು ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಗುತ್ತಿನ ಮನೆ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಶೈಲಿಯ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇರಲು ಇಷ್ಟಪಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ತುಳುನಾಡಿನ ಪಾರಂಪರಿಕ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸದ ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೇಡಿಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು.

ಕರಾವಳಿ ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರಕಾರ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಉತ್ತೇಜನ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಹೋಂ ಸ್ಟೇ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಮಂದಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಬರುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ಉತ್ತೇಜನ ನೀಡುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸರಕಾರದ ವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇವೆ.
12th State Level Philatelic Exhibition ‘Karnapex-2019’ held for the FIRST time in Mangaluru
Special postal covers on coastal Karnataka ecology

Outdoor transformational festival to be held near Mangaluru from December 21
Transformational festivals are a global cultural phenomenon. Bloom in Green revolves around six pillars of transformation. “It is about transformation of an individual through sustainability, community, art, adventure, music and mindful living. Being a plastic-free event, workshops and symposiums on ecology and sustainable living will address topics such as upcycled art, urban gardening, healthy eating, permaculture and water harvesting,” she said.

Various community events such as drum circle, dress-exchange parties, community ecstatic dance sessions, group meditations, onsite art projects and jamming sessions. Art workshops will include visionary painting, dream catcher making, contact improvisation, light painting and graffiti. Slacklining, SUP paddling and skate boarding will be an attraction for adventure freaks. Those passionate about music can try out new instruments at workshops. Sound healing sessions, tantric workshops, plant medicine and sunset ceremonies will be held as part of mindful living.
Whether there is anything on 'nano organic fertilizers' usage? I also hope for a discussion on 'nano ayurveda' 1 2 3. Let us have discussions on multilayer farming 2 3 also.

Kayaking enthusiasts promote water sport in coastal city

Tree park inaugurated at Birumale Gudda

KCCI announces action plan for next year
“In the tourism sector we urge to form a district level single window clearance committee to clear all tourism related projects so that investors, stake holders get all permissions done at one point. Promote three annual events that have made a name in Mangaluru namely Indian Open of Surfing, International Kite Festival and River festival using the services of existing institutions.

“Declare Sasihithlu Beach as an exclusive beach for surfing. It is a matter of pride to us that the Surfing Federation of India is based in Dakshina Kannada. To ensure that this sport gets it due we are pursuing with the Government to declare Sasihithlu beach exclusively for surfing activity,” said Isaac Vas.
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Coastal region has immense potential for tourism, says Uday Shetty
Uday Shetty (district statistical officer heading district tourism depatment) agreed that due to the shortage of funds and adequate facilitates, at the moment the region is facing a downfall in the tourism activity, although he said all the efforts are underway to enhance the activities in the near future. “All is not lost, we are in the right direction,” – he said while listing out the tourism-oriented programmes being shortlisted for the season. He explained that the department played a significant role in setting up of a Kiosk (information counter) at the NMPT Cruise lounge, which becomes handy for the international tourists to acquaint themselves with the region. “The department has arranged more toilet facilities at various tourist destinations by involving corporate companies such as NMPT, MRPL, MCF and others as part of their CSR project, besides the ones built by the district
administration. NMPT, by its own has identified Karkala (near Gomata Hills, Udupi district), and Moodbidri (near the Thousand Pillar Basadi), Kadri Temple, Kudroli, Pilikula, and Panambur Beach to build and operate these state-of-the-art toilets at an estimated cost of Rs 25 lac each. Efforts are on to involve more companies and destinations under this initiative,” he said.
When we inquired if setting up of a ‘Coastal Tourism Authority’ will give a significant boost to tourism in Coastal district, he signalled his assertion and said, this will not only give a much needed fillip to tourism in the region, but also will help us attract the foreign tourists vessels direct to Mangaluru and stay on for the night over so that the concerns envisaged by the tour operators are sorted out. If this happens, we will be able to engage more specialised tour guides with a specific programme. Also we will be in a position to accommodate more vessels every year.

“Unfortunately today, the Cruise Vessels wind up their visit within a day and proceed towards Goa or Cochin for the night stay for want of better star hotel/resort facilities. Not that we do not have better sandy beaches in our region but just that we lack better resort facilities in here,” he stated.
Highlights from the interview:

• Focus will be on capitalizing on tourism around waterways like rivers, backwaters and beaches. Also to create the conducive infrastructure around the rivers by involving private investors.

• Additional jetties will be set up and also more ferry services. Safety of the people will be given highest priority.

• Virgin beach near Kerala border will be developed through public auction for a 15 years lease basis.

• Opportunities will be provided to businessmen to play a role in developing tourism, by giving permission to set up floating restaurants.

• Houseboat services will be launched across Netravati/Gurupura/Kuloor rivers through subsidy to private players.

• Over the next 4 to 5 years, the districts will witness a tremendous change in terms of plans announced under Smart City project as the government has promised to infuse more funds within soon.

• An 18-hole golf course attached to a resort to come up near Tannirbavi/Bengre beach.

• The plan is underway to develop and launch a Tourism based App.

• A detailed proposal for a multi-task project is underway and will be submitted to the government within soon.

• An agreement for the maintenance of toilets and other public amenities will be signed with Sulabh Sauchalaya.

• September 27 will be celebrated as World Tourism Day under the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs- Better opportunities for all'.
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Mangaluru International Airport privatization process catches pace
NIIF plans aggressive foray into airport sector, hunts for investors
Sources said the NIIF had tied up with Zurich Airport to bid for the airports. “The NIIF has partnered Zurich Airport to bid for the airports in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mangaluru,” said a source
Airstrip project in Idukki and Kasargod by Mahindra Aerospace all set to take wings

Foundation stone for terminal building expansion at Mangaluru airport on Feb 22
Work on Mangaluru airport terminal expansion begins

'Acquire land for airport runway expansion'
Flights to Pune, Goa, Kolkata in the offing: MP

Adani group wins bid to operate Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru airport
Adani Group highest bidder for operating, developing five airports
The group has pipped GMR Group, the leading airport developer and operator, to emerge the winner for becoming the concessionaire of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) managed airports in the country- Thiruvananthapuram, Mangaluru, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Lucknow when the financial bids were opened in New Delhi on Monday, AAI sources told The Hindu.
With Guwahati, Adani Group wins rights for all six airports

Chennai, hub of air traffic, may soon slip
Chennai: Adani Enterprises winning bids to develop Trivandrum and Mangaluru airports, two cities which have good potential for international traffic, has cast shadows on the progress of Chennai.
Though Chennai is a port city, there are only two direct flights to Europe — London and Paris. The airport cannot handle A380 planes which is why Hyderabad is slotted as a designated airport for unscheduled or emergency landing for overflying A380 planes.
As if Adani is going to develop Mangaluru for A380!

Mangaluru International Airport sees sluggish footfall after Kannur airport opens
Data from MIA shows KIA in Kerala, about 150km away from Mangaluru, has poached passengers. For example in January, the number of international flights dropped by 25.3% and international passengers by 18% compared to January 2018.

In January 2018, 446 international flights operated from Mangaluru, while this year, only 333 international flights have landed in MIA. The airport saw a total 54,540 international passengers in January 2019 against 67,194 passengers in January 2018.

Even domestic passenger footfall, which authorities had expected to rise, has taken a hit. It has nosedived by 18% in January 2019, despite it being the holiday season. Only 1.2 lakh domestic passengers were handled this January, while it was 1.4 lakh last January.
Adani getting control of 6 airports? Uncertainty looms as matter missing on Cabinet’s agenda
Civil Aviation ministry breaks ranks with Modi govt, says states not consulted in leasing airports to Adani
Adani to pay 3 lakh cr for operating 6 airports
Uncertainty looms over Adani Group's entry into aviation space

Emirates signs codeshare deal with India's SpiceJet for six cities (including Mangaluru)

Deficiency of flights while export is increasing 2

Expanding runway at city airport not feasible, Aviation Ministry tells LS

Mangaluru-Delhi flight inaugurated at MIA

With rail, road connectivity restored, airfares drop

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Mangaluru International Airport brightens with LEDs

Government Approves Leasing of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore Airports to Highest Bidder, Adani Enterprises
Adani Enterprises incorporates subsidiary Adani Managalore International Airport

New rapid emergency operation vehicle arrives at MIA

Rapid emergency operation vehicle

This is the latest vehicle which can reach the disaster site quickly with the capacity to reach 80kmph within 25 seconds. If in case there is a fire incident in the airport, the vehicle can reach there in seconds. It can carry a load of 6,000 liters of water and 800 liters of fire retarding foam. It also has modern equipment which can be used to remove fallen trees and branches during emergencies. Besides, it has hi-mast lights and the entire system is computerized. A crew of 5 can travel in the vehicle.
IndiGo to commence Delhi-Mangalore service in Oct-2019
Mangaluru-Delhi: Another flight introduced

Mangaluru airport severely hit as Kannur is fliers’ new destination
One of the main reasons the locals prefer KIA is the flight fares. Most of the flights from Kannur to Gulf countries are cheaper when compared to Mangaluru. Sometimes, the fare difference comes up to Rs 10,000.
Mabiya said that a memorandum was submitted twice to Dakshina Kannada MP to make changes in flight timings at Mangaluru Airport. Yet, no action was taken. “Now the airport in Mangaluru is of no use and flights are not scheduled as per the convenience of passengers. Hence, it’s natural that passengers prefer Kannur airport over Mangaluru,” he adds.
Expats give a slip to M'luru, fly from Kannur airport to save time, money
Kannur airport preferred over Mangaluru due to airfare pricing – No solution yet
KCCI announces action plan for next year
When asked about Kannur airport giving tough competition to Mangaluru airport, Isaac Vas said, “We have discussed with the representatives of the airlines. Passenger traffic has not come down and the gulf airlines are functioning as usual. There is tax rebate at Kannur airport, it is said. The timings for Kuwait is not so convenient for the passengers at MIA compared to Kannur airport.”
Privatising airports has brought gains. Here’s what needs to be done to make them high-yield assets.

AAI on track with its terminal building expansion project for September 2020

MIA introduces slew of safety measures for passengers, aircraft
Mangaluru: In a move that will vastly enhance safety standards at Mangalore International Airport (MIA), Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken up phase II work of parallel taxiway and widening of runway safety basic strip area. Incidentally, phase I work on the parallel taxiway measuring around 550 metres each, in two stretches, was completed in December 2016, and work on the balance 1,350 metres of this taxiway is presently under way.

Completion of the work will ensure that the turnaround time for aircraft landing and taking off from MIA will be vastly reduced, says V V Rao, airport director, MIA. With reduced occupancy time of the active runway, passengers too will save on time with timely arrivals and take-offs, Rao told TOI, adding even the airlines will save on pricey aviation turbine fuel that they would otherwise have to use for taxiing and idling purposes.

The move to double the runway safety basic strip area from the current width of 75metres, from the centre of the runway, will also ensure greater safety for aircraft using the airport. This basic strip area is usually an unpaved area flanking the main runway, Rajeev Kumar Gupta, joint general manager (engineering-civil), MIA, said. AAI needs 33 acres on the South (Adyapady) side of the runway to complete the work to a length of 2,500 metres, he said.

AAI has already commenced work on this project to a length of 1,500 metres on the Malavoor side, and the balance work will be executed once the Dakshina Kannada district administration hands over the remaining 1,000 metres of land (approximately 33 acres), for which a public hearing has already been done, he noted. The strip runs the entire length of the runway, and is an important safety feature for the airport, with a table-top runway, he added.

AAI has enhanced the runway end safety area (RESA) on both sides of the runway to 240mx90m against the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recommendation of 90mx90m, he said, adding this was 174m x 90 m along runway 24 and 240 m x 90 m along runway 6. This RESA is more than adequate for the 4D category that MIA is, and for the kind of aircraft that the airport presently handles, Gupta added.
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Adani Group begins airport takeover process
Runway expansion is on its priority list. The company has currently undertaken scrutiny of airport assets, staff functioning, source of income, security system, airlines operating from here and other things. Experts deputed by the company are busy with this task.
As Adani Group will invest huge amounts towards developing the airport, hike in per passenger charges, monthly rent of commercial stalls, and charges for services being availed by customers may go up along with the parking fee. Charges for the aircrafts touching down and parked in hangars here may also go up, it is said. It is learnt that the group plans to set up 'Adani Airports Ltd' exclusively for managing airports.

Adani plans to build separate complex malls at the airport here and to work to make it more passenger-friendly. Kishore Alva, president of Adani Group in Karnataka, said that it may take a year for the government to complete all processes and hand over the airport to the company.
I don't think Adani Group is going to spend so much money on Mangaluru airport and then hike passenger service fees when economically cheaper (thanks to Udan?) Kannur airport is already giving tough competition. Mangaluru airport is struggling when other airports like Belagavi are getting connected to Tirupati, Varanasi etc through Udan scheme! Whether runway expansion within a scheduled time is a clause in the contract between Adani & the government? Otherwise runway expansion promise is just a promise to pacify public protesting against take over.

Decrease in Mangaluru-Mumbai flight frequency

Summa: Number of passengers travelling through MIA is increasing year after year. But number of daily flights between Mangaluru & Mumbai have decreased from seven to three. Air India direct flight used to be full but now after conversion to indirect flight via Coimbatore flight load has come down by half. But flight charges have increased.

Whether number of passengers is really increasing (as per first statement in above summary) even after competition from Kannur? Does pulling out direct flight mean that the government wants to discourage travelling by flights?
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Foundation stone for Rs 196.51 crore Kulai harbour on March 5
While union ministries of road transport and highways and agriculture and farmers’ welfare under Sagarmala project have contributed Rs 98.25 crore, NMPT has contributed Rs 88.42 crore and state government Rs 9.82 crore. “This will create direct job opportunities for 1700 people and around 1600 indirect jobs,” Baikampady said, adding this all-weather harbour will provide shelter to 325 medium/deep Sea fishing boats, and 500 traditional boats.

Design of the harbour that resembles ‘G’ is such that it will keep the fishing boats within safe even in worst of Sea condition, While the northern breakwater will extend to a length of 931 metres, the southern breakwater will be 262 metres long and will be constructed at respective cost of Rs 80.21 crore and Rs 17.26 crore. Harbour will have berths, jetties, administrative office, mechanised repair facility, ice-factory, godown and boat hauling yard.
City to get new fisheries harbour at Kulai
Gadkari lay foundation stone for harbour in Kulai

NMPT registers tepid traffic growth in 2018-19
New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) handled 42.5 million tonnes (mt) of traffic in 2018-19 as against 42.05 mt in 2017-18, recording a growth of 1.07 per cent.
Improve connectivity to New M'lore port: Exporters

Mechanised coal handling facility for NMP
The facility is handled by Chettinad Mangalore Coal Terminal Private Limited. It was developed on Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Transfer (DBFOT) basis at Berth No 16 at an estimated cost of Rs 469.46 crore.

With the new facility, the entire process – from unloading from ships to loading it on to railway wagons or trucks – will be completely mechanised. Each wagon will get loaded within a minute, leaving no room for the generation of dust, explained Chet...Chettinad Group Director Chandramoleeswaran V.
NMPT move to introduce anchorage charge will discourage trade: KCCI

Over 100-year-old renovated Customs House inaugurated at Old Port

Now, NMPT mulls transporting cars to boost coastal shipping

Shipping Minister Mansukh L. Mandaviya visits New Mangalore Port Trust

Kanara Chamber of Industry and Commerce highlights shortcomings at Mangalore Port

ಬೆಂಗ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೂತನ ಬಂದರು ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ, ಕ್ಯಾಪಿಟಲ್
Plans to develop coastal berth at Kasaba Bengre
Permission for the Rs 65-crore project is, however, yet to be obtained from the Department of Environment and CRZ authorities, he has added.

At the meeting, Sujan Rao, Port department assistant executive engineer, said that Rs 25 crore will be released by the Centre and Rs 40 crore will be released by state government. “The coastal berth will be 350-metre-long and would handle cargo from Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The new berth will have double the cargo-handling capacity of the old port. A minimum of 15 houses would be demolished in order to construct the coastal berth,” he said.
“The dredging work proposed involves the creation of an 80-metre channel with a seven-metre draft, to facilitate the entry of heavy vessels to the old port. At present, the depth of the draft at the old port is 3.5 metre. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 29 crore, which will be shared equally by the state and Centre,” he added.
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ಕರಾವಳಿ ಸಮಗ್ರ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಜಲ ಮಂಡಳಿ ರಚನೆ ಶೀಘ್ರ

Summa: Maritime Board will be formed soon to address all round development of coastal region including beaches, jetties, seawall

Whether they are going to come upo with some kind of inland waterway like Kerala for goods movement? We can explore feasibility of extending Kerala inland waterway itself upto Goa & beyond if Goa & Maharashtra cooperates. We have discussed other things like BRTS, airport waterway tunnel already.

9 years passed but 3rd stage jetty work is incomplete!

Rs 3.37 crores Jetty for traditional boats at Bengre

New Mangalore Port cargo handling down 11% in H1
New Mangalore handled 17.86 MT in April-September

Taxi hub likely at NMPT
NMPT suggests starting helicopter services for cruise tourists
During a recent chat with reporters, NMPT chairman A.V. Ramana said the port, which already has three gates, has proposed to have a fourth gate exclusively for visitors arriving by cruise vessels. This gate will be connected by a separate road for tourist vehicles which take and drop back tourists arriving by ships. Hence, there will be no interference from the regular traffic of the port. “We hope to have this in about three years,” he said.

Mr. Ramana said he has asked the Dakshina Kannada district administration to start heli-tourism from the city by which cruise visitors can be taken quickly to important places such as Kukke Subrahmanya, Mookambika temple and Sringeri Sharada Peetham.
Floating concrete jetty for fisheries: MLA 2

Connectivity is my concern - NMPT chairman A V Ramana

Ports, shipping, logistics summit on Nov. 22
A release here said that the theme of the conference would be Trends in Cargo Movement and Multimodal Logistics in Mangaluru and Karnataka. However, stakeholders interested in the event is not only be limited to Mangaluru and Karnataka region but confirmations have come from places such as Goa, Mumbai, Gujarat, Kerala, Chennai and Delhi as well.
Whether the Multimodal Logistics plan includes seamless connectivity from 'National Waterways' to Multimodal Logistics Park so that boats/barges will not face much problems to reach logistics park? - 1 2 3 4. Whether there is any plan (Karnataka Maritime Board?) to extend 'National Waterway 3' under construction in Kerala through Karnataka to Goa and furher? Let us hope that proposed new bridges across Gurupura river (& other rivers also) allow seamless movement of barges under them.

Looking at current cyclonic scenario I doubt there is any scope for highspeed boats which I was proposing earlier.

NMPT facilitates export of heaviest consignment (1,250 tonne oil refinery column)
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