“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
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
"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
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.
“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
“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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heavy and continuous downpour across parts of Kodagu has pushed up water levels in several river basins to an alarming level.
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.
The postmortem was conducted by veterinary doctor Dr Chittiyappa who confirmed that the elephant might have suffered a heart attack.
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.