Yearly Archives: 2013

Sultanpur farmers savour the sweet taste of success

Sultanpur village, known across Bidar district for its flowers, is soon likely to be known for its honey too, thanks to an initiative of the College of Horticulture, Bidar.

The village lies in the Manjra river valley on the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border. Most of the 200 farmer families in the village are into flower cultivation. As part of an internal arrangement, they grow various varieties of flowers to have an assured harvest every month. The flowers are sold either in retail shops here or in the wholesale market in Hyderabad.

Rajkumar M., assistant professor of entomology, said, “During a visit to Sultanpur, we realised that pollen-bearing flowers were found round the year in the village and that the use of pesticides and insecticides was minimal. We thought this would be an ideal place to start promoting apiculture (beekeeping).”

Promoting IFS

“When we were planning to train farmers, the State government announced a scheme to promote integrated farming system (IFS). Under the scheme, farmers are trained in agricultural diversification and provided financial incentives. We placed an order for 25 beehive boxes from the government apiculture farm in Sirsi, Uttara Kannada, and provided them free of cost to farmers in Sultanpur in October,” said Mr. Rajkumar, who is coordinating the IFS project.

Resource persons from Sirsi, along with Mr. Rajkumar and Brahma Dattatri, technical assistant of the IFS scheme, trained farmers in beekeeping.

Flower growers in the village have been introduced to apiculture

“The response has been encouraging. We plan to double the number of boxes this year and train beekeepers in post-harvest technologies and branding,” he said.

Kashinath Hugar, whose family has been growing flowers for generations, wonders why he did not think of beekeeping earlier. “I’m happy that the college introduced me to it. I will setup four more bee boxes,” he said. He harvested honey from the first batch of beehives earlier this week and is preparing boxes for the next batch.

Kalyanrao Sangappa, who grows 11 varieties of flowers, said he was reading up about producing honey with different flavours. He plans to manufacture bee boxes on his farm using locally available materials.

Sharanappa Basavaraj has enrolled his name in the next list of beneficiaries and is eagerly waiting for the boxes. He plans to place the boxes near his farm where he grows onions.

The college has supplied colonies of Asiatic honey bee (Apis cerana indica) to farmers. They are best suited for the Indian climate and can be easily domesticated, Mr. Rajkumar added.

Bidar, Gulbarga to get manufacturing zones

Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Monday announced in-principle clearance for a 5,000-hectare National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) each in Bidar and Gulbarga. The first one at Tumkur has already been approved.

Karnataka may have a fourth NIMZ and the details of the three new ones are being finalised, Mr. Sharma said after reviewing major industry and export promotion proposals from the State here.

Bidar in monument watch list presents several challenges

Just as the applause died down on Bidar’s inclusion in the World Monument Watch 2014 list, the government faces several challenges in grooming the city into a global tourist destination.….Continued….


Govt. of India

Ministryof Culture, New Delhi Assisted


Organisation, Bidar Celebrating Commemoration of




A decade of community dedication 1st Time in South India

Zilla Rang Mandir, Bidar was on 21st October 2013 @ 11:00 Am.

In Co-Operation with Dist. Youth Federation & all Members of Dist. Youth Club’s.

Invited by :


[ National Youth Awardee,

Ex.Member, Food Corporation of India,

RCC Govt. of India, New Delhi

9448343303 ]


14th Open Siddharoodh Chess Tournament

DSC0467914th Chess Tournament

Organized by


Open to All Chess Tournament is organized by Chaduranga Sports Club in SIDDHAROODH MATT,Gumpa, BIDAR.

 Tournament Date :: 8th JUN’14   Time ::  Sharp 9:00 Am.

Last Date for Entry :: 7th JUN’14

For Registration & Contact Details

Office Venue : C/o Chanduranga Sports Club, Rampure Colony, Dhyan Mandir Road, Bidar. 08482-235009, 9590929311

 Tournament Venue ::  Siddharoodh Matt, Gumpa road, Bidar.

Farmers urge Bidar sugar factory authorities to pay their arrears

Sugarcane farmers urged the management of the Bidar Sahakari Sakkare Karakhane to pay them their arrears. They were speaking at a meeting held on the factory premises in Hallikhed-B village in Humnabad taluk on Tuesday.

“I have no clothes to wear. I have borrowed someone’s shirt to come to this meeting,” said a farmer from Gundur. Pay my money soon. Or else, give me a rope so that I can hang myself,” he told the management…..


Bidar:New train service from today

The Tri-weekly express train from Bidar to Yeshwantpur, which will be inaugurated by Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge at Bidar railway station on Sunday at 11  am, would have stop at 11 stations. Bidar railway station wore festive look on Saturday for the inauguration of the train….. Continued…….

Four medical colleges get MCI approval,bidar

The Medical Council of India on Wednesday approved admissions to four medical colleges. Two government colleges — Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) and Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) — and two new private  medical colleges BGS Medical College in Bangalore and Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences  in Tumkur got the approvals... Continued…

4000 km of state highways to be upgraded,bidar

Chamarajnagar-Bidar highway

Bengaluru: Public works minister Dr H.C. Mahadevappa said the Centre had given in-principle consent for upgrading 4000 km of state highways to national highways.


Bidar farmer’s resourcefulness pays off

bidar_farmer‘We have cashew on over 150 acres in the district now’

Vidya Sagar Patil still remembers the reactions of his neighbours when he decided to plant cashew on his family’s land at Malchapur four years ago.

“They thought I was mad. Some were blunt enough to tell me to my face, while others just gave me a weird look. After a while I stopped reasoning it out with them and went about my work,” says the farmer.

…. Continued…