Drones spraying chemicals a hit among farmers at paddy fields, arecanut estates in Kodagu

“Usually it takes seven to eight days to complete chemical spraying across a 10 acre estate. However, the job was completed in four hours using the drone,” said an arecanut estate owner

published on : 22nd September 2021

Kodagu villagers blame 'unscientific' operations for increased footfall of wild elephants

Villagers say even getting out for a morning walk has become next to impossible and spoke out against the 'unscientific' elephant chasing operations undertaken by the forest department

published on : 20th September 2021

Family of seven left homeless after house pulled down in Kodagu, seeks justice

"The land on 215/8 is still owned by the Waring family and we never asked Kunji’s family to vacate the place,” said Avril, one of the members of the family who is now settled in Chennai

published on : 30th August 2021

Changes in rainfall pattern affects Arabica coffee variety in Karnataka's Kodagu

While the price of Arabica variety has increased in the international market, many planters of Kodagu are reluctant to maintain this variety of the crop.

published on : 29th August 2021

Hillocks in Kodagu bleed purple as rare Kurinji flower blossoms after 12 years

“Locally, they are called Kurinji flowers and are scientifically known as Strobilanthes kunthiana. It is true that they bloom once in 12 years,” confirmed Poovaiah, the Madikeri DCF

published on : 17th August 2021

Experts against reopening of schools in Kodagu as kids make up 62% of active COVID-19 cases

“The district has an increased number of active cases in this age group and starting schools for these kids will be disastrous," said Dechamma, a resident of Madikeri

published on : 16th August 2021

Eighteen years after quitting studies, Karnataka woman passes SSLC exam alongside son

An alumna of Mayanamada Mandanna High School in T Shettegeri, Padikal Kusuma Chandrashekar had to quit after Class 9 when she was married off as a child

published on : 10th August 2021

Let it be Nagarahole National Park, say Kodagu residents

It’s just not the highest sporting honour. Locals in Kodagu are now demanding that the name of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, which is officially called Rajiv Gandhi National Park, be restored.

published on : 8th August 2021

Wild elephant electrocuted in Kodagu, fourth unnatural death of jumbo in district this month

Chandru, a resident of Hosakadu, is said to have installed an electric fence across his farmland to protect the crops from wild animals. However, it was installed with an illegal connection.

published on : 29th July 2021

Elephant calf stuck inside septic tank rescued by forest department in Karnataka

The Mathigodu Camp elephant Kunthi was called in for the rescue mission. A rope was tied around the neck of the calf and it was pulled out by Kunthi.

published on : 27th July 2021

Kodagu district achieves 137% success in inoculating degree students

Kodagu district health department managed to surpass its target of vaccinating degree students even as it faced an acute shortage of vaccines due to the limited supply of doses from the state.

published on : 25th July 2021

Heavy downpour across Kodagu, Malnad, water levels rise in rivers

Heavy and continuous downpour across parts of Kodagu has pushed up water levels in several river basins to an alarming level.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Rural Kodagu residents struggle to get Covid vaccine

However, rural residents complain about not receiving enough supply of doses even as the health department is in a fix to fulfill the demand of all beneficiaries.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Wild tusker dies of heart attack in Karnataka's Kodagu district

The postmortem was conducted by veterinary doctor Dr Chittiyappa who confirmed that the elephant might have suffered a heart attack.

published on : 21st July 2021

Rafting activities resume in Cauvery river at Kodagu's Dubare

Over 60 rafts have availed permission to provide their services to the tourists and the activity has re-started with stringent COVID-19 norms in place.

published on : 18th July 2021
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