Help desk at the office of Superintendent of police

The Superintendent of police, Manjunath Annigeri informed that a help desk is opened at his office for the assistance of the grieved.

In a press statement issued here, he has said that if any police station refuses to register an FIR, people can come and register the case in his office. FIR would be prepared through computer and sent to the concerned police stations.

SP has also said that action would be initiated against the officers who refuse to accept complaint and prepare FIR.

-Shakthi Daily

Rains prove dear

Arabica coffee beans are withering away due to the incesant, untimely rains that has been lashing over the Chikmagalur district over the last 6 days. 

 Arabica coffee beans are withering away due to the incesant, untimely rains that has been lashing over the district over the last 6 days. It is said that about 50 per cent of arabica crops and about 30 per cent of robusta crops have been lost, said Karnataka Coffee Growers’ Association President Dr N K Pradeep.

He said that robusta plants are bearing blossom, which indicates that the yield will be lesser next year. “Coffee sector has incurred loss of Rs 1,000 crore over the last 3 years. If the Centre does not understand the gravity of the situation and release special package, then lot of growers will be compelled to end their lives,” he said.

Coffee growers of Hassan, Kodagu and Chikmagalur district are all facing same problems. He said that intense protest will be staged if the banks pressurise the farmers to repay the loans. Coffee Board President Krishna Rao will visit the district on January 2 and inspect the region and then submit a report to the government, he said.

25 pc paddy loss in Kodagu
Madikeri: As much as 25 per cent of coffee crops have been estimated to be lost over the last 5 days owing to the unseasonal rains that has been lashing over the district. The rains continued washing away little hopes left in the farmers of sun shine. Though there are no statistics available about paddy loss, it is estimated to be at 25 per cent.

Joint Director of Agriculture K R Krishnaiah said that Assistant Directors of all the three taluks have been directed to submit a report of loss.  Coffee Board is still on with its survey works to estimate the loss but the growers say that the coffee loss mounts to 25 per cent. 


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Risk on the rise as home stays mushroom in Kodagu

Kodagu is not only the land of warriors but also known for its hospitality. Several home stays have come up in the district giving a competition to the resorts. Even small houses have been repaired and converted into home stays. 

 The home stay where  Shankar was killed.  dh photo
As a result, the government employees who get transferred to Kodagu find difficulty in getting a house for rent.

Owing to the shortage of lodges, home stays have attracted the tourists in the district. Within few years, several home stays have mushroomed in the district amidst coffee estates, extensions and so on. However, the home stay owners should be cautious of the tourists who come from outside. In the backdrop of the murder of a home stay owner Shankar at Mekeri, there is a need to review the home stays. As the tourism grew, the number of visitors visiting Kodagu also doubled.

Police have been urging the home stay owners to maintain a register to give complete details of the tourists including name, address, telephone number and vehicle number.

However, nobody knows whether the home stay owners follow the rules strictly. The home stay owners should stop giving rooms to outsiders without knowing the background. Police can not check all the tourists who come to the district. However, home stay owners can keep an eye on their visit.


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