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B'luru rain wreaks havoc in M'luru veggie markets

What we need is 'Pashchima Vahini' to grow vegetables locally instead of importing vegetables. I have already posted that to decrease traffic across westernghats, hence to curb ever increasing need for expanding roads or railways, we have to reduce requirements of transportation. There are a few ways to do this. Let me summarize them again.
  • Local production - Grow vegetables and grains locally. Manufacture FMCG goods locally from locally available resources. And more & more use of local agricultural products and manufactured goods.
  • Distributed administration - Karnataka has identified need for more districts & taluks. But the country has not identified need for more states. The traffic to the state's capital city can be reduced by creating more capitals. with this more stress & encouragement to federal administration will even reduce the burden on country's capital.
  • Digitization can help in reducing need to travel to the capital city.
  • Reverse migration - Imagine we create enough job opportunities to the people migrated (15 lakhs approximately as per my guestimation - considering not only IT industry but others like film/entertainment, banking, hospitality etc) from the coastal region to the parched city and encourage them to come back. That will reduce the need for travel to meet relatives. But a side effect may be reduced air travel which may be considered as bad by economists but environmentalists don't have objections.

Tulu outfit set to observe Black Day on November 1

Apart from economical and ecological sustainability smaller states can contribute a lot towards sustainability of local culture & linguistic diversity.

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Startup Kudla: Education, Research & Innovations

Look at Mangaluru MP. He is showing least interest in developing Mulki as 'Marine Knowledge City'. If Mulki was in the parched city would he have treated it in the same way? I have already posted importance of bringing a 100 acres branch of NIOT to Mulki. I want to post a lot of things on NIOT and marine researches so that India is benefitted but our local politicians are least interested in development of India. Why we have elected such type of politicians? Has Mangaluru MP at least fixed a day for laying foundation for Petroleum/Petrochemicals University?

Actually mistake is of 'TuluAppe' (तुलुअप्पे)! After giving birth to a great statesman like Srinivas Mallya she has stopped giving birth to any ferocious politicians. Gone are the days she produced brave leaders like Kotti-Chennayya, Tulunada Siri, Rani Abbakka, Martyrs of Bikarnakatta, Attavara Yellappa, Karnad Sadashiva Rao. Look at the kind of politicians produced by Tulunadu is recent times. It produced two useless chief ministers. One ran away from Tulunadu after being defeated in election without introspecting why he was defeated, why he did not contribute much towards growth of Tulunadu when he was chief minister and what he can do to regain Tuluvas confidence back. Other one was worst, ran away being afraid of defeat in an election itself! One of them may be showing a little bit interest now as he is interested in launching his son from Tulunadu & hope he will serve Tulunadu now at least in a better way! Other one anyway may lose his ministerial post soon and then only can realize that a person who can not serve his place of birth can not serve country also.

Dakshina Kannada to get two educational training institutes
The Union government has sanctioned two educational training institutes to Dakshina Kannada — an entrepreneurship training centre and a branch of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology. This was announced by Union Minister of State for Skill Development Ananthkumar Hegde on Monday.
DK will get CIPET along with plastic park: Min

Mangaloreans, finally we may expect at least one 'Achche Din'. Depends upon whether Mangaluru MP request Prime Minister to come and lay foundation for NIELIT, CIPET and 'Petroleum University', all together in a single day!

Each district should have Ayurveda hospital: PM Modi

But my preference is for 'National Institute of Siddha' in Mangaluru.

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Symposium on architecture today
Any local Architecture College is involved in "Urban Planning" process of Mangaluru Smart City? We have to involve colleges in AMRUT projects also. And local colleges should also work on IOT solutions for smart cities.
Wish at least one college of Tulunadu teaches both architectural informatics {2} and urban informatics {2} to students. What is important is to develop competency also in 'Computational Architecture', 'Computational Urban Planning' and 'Computational Spatial Science'.

Polar research: MIT professor to be part of expedition to Antarctica

DK college all set to create its own nano satellite soon
Dattatreya, dean and senior professor (planning), department of electronics and communication, Alva's Engineering College, told TOI that the main intention of creating the nano satellite is to find a solution to the core issues concerning the district.

"We are mainly focussing on soil fertility and what crops could be grown here and the availability of groundwater. Usually, farmers here try to cultivate crops without knowing about the quality of the soil and other aspects and burn their hands. We are coming up with a solution to such issues through the proposed satellite. We also intend to study the Western Ghats and the amount of deforestation," he said.
What is next after Polar Research, Mars Rover, Nano Satelliets? Most important thing for me is development of indigenous medical devices!

M'lore varsity to use NFC-enabled marks cards to check forgery Meghana Choukkar
3 new PG courses in Dayananda Pai-Sathish Pai Government First Grade College

KS Hegde Medical Academy Workshop on geo info, public health
KS Hegde Academy bags Global Partner Award from University of Minnesota, USA

Medical professionals urged to engage in clinical research

A few of websites related to startups in Mangalore.

'Mangalore Angels' is inactive for a long time.
Seminar on food science

CDE programme on updates of Endodontics held at Nitte University

How many dentists of Tulunadu are working on regenerative endodontics?

Progressive farmers to visit Isreal for Agricultural Studies

How about setting up an 'Indo-Israel Advanced Agriculture Study Center' in Puttur or Konaje?

NPTEL Awareness Workshops at MITE on October 28, 2017

Saint ALoysius Skill Development Centre inaugurated

Without a strong team of 'Material Scientists & Engineers' all innovations are just assembling works.

Lectures on trends in botanical sciences from today
They would speak on plant sciences, including biodiversity, conservation, tissue culture, biotechnology, ethnobotany, biofertilisers and drug discovery from natural sources.
Technological innovation must to maintain food safety standards, says PS Maiya

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Now we have a Mangaluru based college with a programme to develop its own indigenous satellites. So, any startup in Mangaluru want to try on satellite for traffic violation detection in addition to other means? {1}
How about developing 'Water Traffic Control System' integrating all types of water transportation including for 'Boat Rapid Transit System'? In case of seaplane issue would be handing over to/from 'Water Traffic Control System' from/to 'Air Traffic Control System' during landing and takeoff on/from water if highspeed boats or other watercrafts operate in same area. After integrating all modes we can call it 'Multi-mode Traffic Control System'.

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Make in Kudla

Rs. 1,000 crores 190 acres Plastic Park sanctioned to Mangaluru to employ 30,000
'Centre to sanction plastic park soon'
About 36 companies have already shown a keen interest in setting up the firm in the plastic park.
Resolution opposing land acquisition passed - against laying the natural gas pipeline of the GAIL

Fumzas new cruise passenger boat tested for seaworthiness

When will Mangaluru launch its first amphibious boat?

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves biggest ever highway development plan worth Rs 7 lakh crore
The official said the highway projects approved also include economic corridor developments aimed at the faster movement of cargo.

The government had earlier planned to develop economic corridors with a length of about 21,000 kilometres besides 14,000 kilometres of feeder routes. The corridors included Mumbai-Cochin-Kanyakumari, Bengaluru-Mangaluru, Hyderabad-Panaji and Sambalpur-Ranchi, to name a few.
Does that mean both NH-66 & NH-75 are economic corridors?

Mangaluru-Raichur (461 km) will be an Economic Corridor

I doubt this. I think Mangaluru-Shivamogga-Davanagere-Ballari-Raichur road will be upgraded as a proper fourlane road excluding westernghat stretch.

MCFL Q2 net profit up 34%, co to invest Rs 600 cr in new plant

U.S. Consul engages entrepreneurs ahead of GES

HPCL to acquire MRPL in share-swap deal

Indian JBF targets commercial volume at Mangalore PTA plant by end of March 2018

A seafood park at Mangaluru is in conceptualisation stage
The state has eight food parks in Dakshina Kannada ...
Where is food park of Dakshina Kannada located?

National vendor development programme from Nov 7

I had totally forgotten about HAL presence in Kasargod. Whether Kerala is interested in developing Kasargod for aerospace including seaplane?

Work Plan is needed for exploring Industrial Opportunities

Good that meeting on IT opportunities was held in gulf countries. There are a lot of ICT related stuffs Mangalore can do in Gulf Countries as I posted earlier. What we need is an expert team in Building Automation & Home Informatics. Mangalore can come up with its own ICT network conecting all engineering colleges including AIMIT similar to SCCN or NAIN to build educational infrastructure to create man power to serve Gulf countries in Home Automation sector. (check the end of post #352 below) Let me also add this to the next post on Analytics (Artificial Intelligence) educational infrastructure requirements. I don't know why the central or the state government didn't think of ICT network for startup coast engineering colleges or at least include a college in SCCN! Though Incubation Centre in Mangalore can be used there is nothing like learning at college campus by automating entire campus.

Syngene site in Mangalore is being mobilised and expected to start construction shortly

MSEZ industries have improved local economy: Mangaluru MP

Not enough without IIPE, NIPER. Why Mangaluru MP is now silent on NIELIT? IT Park will get requisite boost once these research institutes are established in Mangaluru.

Ample opportunities for investors in DK, Udupi: MP
He said the Centre is contemplating on setting up a plastic park on a 300-acre land at Ganjimutt in Mangaluru. The park will come up using the raw materials from MRPL.

In his presidential address, MLA J R Lobo said that a sum of Rs 2,500 crore has been sanctioned for various development works in Mangaluru. Priority will be given for infrastructure development.
Will CIPET be located nearby Plastic Park? That would be most useful for mutual interaction between industries, experts & students.

183rd SEAC Meeting
Once the industrial plots are completely sold expected establishments are interlinked/interdependent projects such as Garment Industries, IT/BT & Electronics, Agro Based Industries, Pharmaceutical Industries and general industries.
Wish for Medical/Hospital Garments, Medical Textiles/Fabrics, Medical IT/BT & Electronics industries in Mangaluru. Wonder how many Additive Industries especially for medical applications, Nano Industries especially for medical applications, Technical Textile Industries especially Biotextile Industries will come in Ganjimutt.

Ganjimutt Plastic Park: Site Inspection

While inspecting the site for 'Plastic Park' suppose a coconut park is discovered then whether we are going to have 'Coconut Park' there or not?

Here is the list of parks proposed in Mangalore so far - Apparels Park, Textile Park, IT Park, Plastic Park, Pharmaceuticals Park, Marine Biotech Park, Food Park, Coconut Park, Seafood Park, Electronics Manufacturing Hub. I think there was a proposal for Machine Tools Park also. And then a Rubber Plant was proposed in Sullia.

KIOCL achieves 344% higher pellet production at 1.06 mt in H1

MRPL Q2 net profit jumps to Rs. 477.95 crore

If MRPL spends Rs. 200 crores every year then Mangaluru will have a world class IIPE in another five years.

Develop phase 2 of Bykampady Industrial Area: KCCI
KCCI President Vathika Pai said that the chamber will urge the State government to develop phase 2 of Bykampady Industrial Area in the Jesco land.

Briefing reporters here on Wednesday, she said that making smaller plots of the two acre and one acre would help in supporting the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

There is a huge demand for industrial lands at Bykampady because of the proximity to the port and NH 66. There is a lot of demand for smaller plots from SMEs who are paying exorbitant rent, rendering their units unviable. A single window clearance facility to support entrepreneurs would help the upcoming SMEs in the region, she said.

About 348 acre land is available in Bykampady. If the KIADB distributes at least half of the land, then it would benefit the SMEs in the region, she felt.

She said that Bykampady Township Authority proposal is ready and would be submitted to the state government shortly.

Vathika said that KCCI will continue to represent to the authorities concerned to shift the CRZ headquarters to Mangaluru instead of Bengaluru. "Its presence in this coastal area is what is required and not in a city which has no coastline at all," she said.
Even MRPL, MCF, KIOCL headquarters should be shifted to Mangaluru.

iPizza all set to melt in to hearts of ice-cream connoisseurs
Ideal Ice-Cream scoops up 8 medals in season six of Great Indian Ice-Cream Contest
Hangyo bags six national awards for best ice cream

Meet Mangala's Man of Multi-apps Maha-Machines
Highspeed boat delivered to coastguard by BDIL
Baikampady Industrial Area: Expecting 2nd stage development

'Don't encourage industry at the cost of agri'

Apparel Park proposal should be revived, 2

If apparel industry has to be developed to replace beedi industries then a model similar to the existing beedi industries has to be planned. That is, tailors taking raw material (i.e., cloths, threads, buttons etc) from agents and then submitting finished products. Other model of interest is disappearing handloom homeindustries model (handloom office, मग्ग कछेरि) where thread is supplied by agents and finished product is submitted back by weavers. Otherwise working women should have facilities to look after their small kids in the park itself.

It is positive news that IT Parks are getting filled in tier-II cities of Karnataka {1}. When will IT Park works will start at Mangaluru? What is the progress on NIELIT?

Whether Mangaluru/Udupi will get 'Gem & Jewellery Park' also as Udupi is getting Gem & Jewellery Training Institute?

Industries, major consumers asked to reduce water consumption by 30% in summer

Karnataka sets the ball rolling on first plastic park
Anil Kumar Sastry
Mangaluru, November 26, 2017 23:36 IST
Updated: November 26, 2017 23:36 IST

The State government is prepared to provide 96 acres of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board land at Ganjimutt, off Mangaluru, for the park.

The process of setting up Karnataka’s first ‘plastic park’ in Mangaluru has gained momentum with the State government identifying 96 acres of land for phase 1 of the project and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) ready to supply the raw material.

The government is prepared to provide 96 acres of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) land at Ganjimutt, off Mangaluru, for the park, and 32 entrepreneurs have shown interest in opening units there, said Gokuldas Nayak, Joint Director of the Industries and Commerce Department.

The sole petroleum refinery in the State, MRPL, has abundant raw material (polypropylene), up to 440,000 tonnes, to set in production, said MRPL managing director H. Kumar.

The department is trying make the park a cluster so as to get a grant (of about Rs. 40 crore) from the Union government to create infrastructure, including a common effluent plant, common testing facility, roads and drainage. The common infrastructure will enable entrepreneurs to cut down their costs, Mr. Nayak said.

Training and testing

The proposed park, which could provide employment for over 30,000 people, is also to get a unit of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology to train youngsters and test products coming out of the units in the park, says Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde.

The three primary stakeholders — the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the State government, and the anchor tenant (MRPL) — are already in the picture and the process of forming a special purpose vehicle or another entity to establish the park is in motion. MRPL is striving to create the required ecosystem for the park by involving the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and other bodies, Mr. Kumar said.
Plastindia 2018 to benefit plastic industry, organisers
With the 10th International Plastics Exhibition, Conference and Convention — Plastindia 2018 — scheduled to be organised in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from February 7 to 12, 2018, Plastindia Foundation has stated that a large participation of entrepreneurs from Mangaluru will promote substantial growth of the sector in the Karnataka coast.
With a plastic park and Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology in the pipeline for Mangaluru, there is wide scope for the further growth of the industry in the region, he said.
There are also a couple of bioplastic manufactures in Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad. But what Mangaluru needs is seaweed based bioplastic/biotextile products manufacturing ability, which is still in research phase - Seaweeds can be a new source for bioplastics. Coastal Gujarat & Tamilnadu have seaweed farmers. Central salt and marine and chemical research institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, Gujarat has developed many seaweed technologies like cultivation, biofertilizer (bio-stimulants), biodegradable films, non-animal gelatin capsules etc. (I was thinking so far CMFRI/NIOT are main Indian research institutes on seaweed). Having CSMCRI along with CIPET in Mangaluru will give a boost to seaweed based industries in Canara, Konkan & Malabar region. We also need to know how to use effluents of desalination plants.

By the way, how many companies in Plastic Park will be manufacturing high performance medical grade plastics?

KCCI opposes reported move to close down Mangaluru ESIC office

Drones to keep areca plantations healthy

Working on standards for plastic toys: U.T. Khader

Toys are important but hope Ganjimatt Plastic Park will focus more on high-performance plastics.

MLC Ivan insists on Garment Industries

Good that a few people have started their own home garment industry. Now it has to be given a industrial cooperative society form and be developed like cooperative handloom industry. Even coconut/coir industry can be developed in a similar model.

Supplementary process initiated for Plastic Park with CIPET, 2

Neera policy notified in gazette

ESI's sub-regional office will not be shifted: MP

DC directs industries department to provide basic amenities to industrial areas

What are the types of industries planned at proposed Puttur SEZ? Or is it SAZ?

Baikampady Industrial Area road gets concrete

Nabard estimates Rs. 11,921 crore credit potential for Dakshina Kannada

Made in India miso

Rs. 273 crores Expansion of IOCL Mangalore Terminal for Blending

KIOCL will start the production of ductile iron spun pipes after overhauling BFU
Stating that the blast furnace unit (BFU) of the company in Mangaluru will be revamped, the Minister said the company will start the production of ductile iron spun pipes after its overhauling. The unit can produce 2 lakh tonnes of these pipes after the revamp of the unit, he said.
KIOCL ductile iron spun pipe (DISP) project was silent for sometime & has become alive again.

My wish is somebody should start manufacturing Surgical/Pharma/Medical & Marine Grade Stainless Steel/Titanium at Mangaluru. If this is materialized then we can have its biomedical & marine applications cluster. I don't know whether CS India Steel is still there in Udupi.

Mangalore LNG LNG Terminal- Capacity, SPA Contracts, Construction, Capex, Companies and Trade

This report is on Mangalore of Tulunadu or some other Mangalore?

MCF conducts public hearing for project expansion
MCF to invest Rs. 1,500 cr. to double double production of fertilizers
The Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers (MCF), a subsidiary of Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd., is on an expansion mode to nearly double its production in about two years.

MCF, which produces about a million ton of fertilizers a year, has plans to add another 7.5 lakh tonnes during its expansion programme, said Director Prabhakar Rao. The proposal is in line with the Union Government’s make-in India policy to reduce imports. Now the country is importing about 10 million tonnes of fertilizers every year.

Speaking at a mandatory public hearing programme organised by the company in the presence of Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil here, Mr. Rao said another 1.5 lakh tonnes of urea production would be added to the existing 4 lakh tonne production while production of DAP/NPK would get increased from the present 4 lakh tonnes to one million tonnes in the next two-five years.

The company would be investing close to Rs. 1,500 crore for the expansion programme, which also includes setting up a poly-carboxylate ether unit to produce super plastisizer that is mixed with concrete to strengthen the mix.

The company does not require any additional land and the new units would come up within the 192 acres of its premises at Panambur. Nor would it require additional water than 9 million litres per day supplied by Mangaluru City Corporation as MCF has become a zero-effluent discharge entity. All the water is utilised within the premises, Mr. Rao said.

The expansion would provide direct employment to about 400 people in additional to the existing 1,200 and indirect employment to over 3,000 people in terms of packing bags production, transportation etc.
Where packing bags are manufactured? What happening with biofertilizer production from seaweed?

Amenity building of Campco to be inaugurated on Jan 21

Union Budget 2018-19: ASSOCHAM seeks 10% customs duty on pulp imports

Alas, nobody is teaching Tuluvas how to produce pulp & paper from seaweeds. What we should plan for is a 'pulp & paper, printing, packing & labeling industrial cluster' mostly near a riverway for easy transportation of seaweeds and outputs. We need to use rivers for agriculture, industries which needs waterways and also probably for BRTS. Only red area of Mangaluru-Udupi belt shown in my old post in this forum is to be used for urbanization and industrialization except for SAZ. As these ideas develop we can consolidate them as a post on 'Mangaluru-Udupi seaerotropolis' or 'Alupa seaerotropolis' later. The government has changed name of 'Mangaluru CEZ' to 'Canara CEZ' but I will identify it as 'Alupa CEZ' after Alupa kings who ruled this region for more than 1000 years as Canara is a name given by portugese colonizers (we have already renamed South Canara & North Canara successfully but this government trying to bring it back) and also as many things named after Canara have ditched the region already. But before the 'Alupa seaerotropolis' the government should be ready with property laws for sea! By the way hope that proposed Skills University will be established in Uttara Kannada and focus on developing skills on mariculture including seaweed cultivation and other marine stuffs also.

We have to also explore whether Seaweed Fabrics microeconomy can be built to replace beedi industries by allocating seaweed garment & apparel manufacturing tasks to home workshops or village workshops through handloom societies or a similar cooperative society.

Union minister, Suresh Prabhu, to interact with entrepreneurs in city

Grace Ice Cream bags three national awards

Campco gets FIEO Southern Region award
CAMPCO gets FIEO Regional Export Award
Union minister Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate Campco’s new amenity building on Jan 21
Nalin Kumar Kateel, member of Parliament, Dakshina Kannada will lay the foundation for arecanut, pepper and rubber master godown at Kavu site.
Amenity building is added to the factory to meet the present international food safety standards and zoning of food processing area as per FSSAI Standards.

The building is built at a cost of Rs13 crore with a total area of 42,000 sq ft, having three floors and one cellar. Each floor has an area of 10,500 sq ft.

A total number of 800 workers/staff will work in three shifts. The factory is fitted with CC cameras for security and safety. It has been equipped with fire safety equipment. To keep up with green energy, the factory has been built with a system for rain water harvesting, bio fuelled boiler and VAM. It is also having infrastructure like Air Shower, Canteen and Wash Rooms, Changing Rooms, Hand Washing stations etc.
‘India to emerge $5 trillion economy in 8 years’
Dakshina Kannada to be selected for the pilot on GDP growth

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that his Ministry will select Dakshina Kannada district as a pilot for its plans to improve National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through district-level plans.
He said the Ministry also has plans to make Mangaluru a hub of education and health tourism by tapping the existing vast resources in the region. Mangaluru would become a new growth engine with its many advantages, he added.
District has potential to emerge on top with high GDP, says Suresh Prabhu

HPCL may acquire MRPL in cash, share-swap deal

Whatever but for next five years spend Rs. 200 crores per year on setting up world class IIPE in Mangaluru. We also need 'Indian Institute of Hazard/Disaster Management & Informatics' as Mangaluru is the chemical inventory of Karnataka.

'Syngene has started construction activities of API manufacturing facility - on track to be operational in 2019'

Construction of Storage Tank Terminal Facility, M.K.Agrotech

How many of the investments mentioned here have materialized so far? - Dakshina Kannada gets Rs 12K crore investment proposals

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Jappinamogaru to be upgraded as international tourist spot – MLA J R Lobo

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Near Leewell breakwater point there is a tile factory. I wish out of six unused tile factories those would be converted as restaurants and museums under smart city project this would be one. ... There are also temples specially those of local Tulunadu Gods (Spirits or Daiva & Bhoota) around Leewell area, these & the rituals of these temples could be of tourist interest. There should be an open theatre (similar to one in Attavar Katte) or amphitheatre between Mangaladevi and Leewell breakwater zone with regular short duration shows of Yakshagana, Gombeyata and other cultural art forms of Tulunadu. I can even visualize a platform at the end of breakwater with estuary as background and seating arrangement on river bank.
Uttara Kannada seems to be much ahead of DK & Udupi in exploiting traditional theatre & folk arts to promote tourism. Read Karnataka: Yakshagana by the beach

Mangaluru set to host lagori championship for adults

Dubai-based certified PADI instructor Ranjith Punja will soon be curating diving holidays on the west coast stretching from Karwar to Mangaluru

Mangaluru’s heritage buildings now a destination for moviemakers

Major reprieve to Kambala lovers - SC refuses stay against ordinance
Kambala season to begin on Saturday

18% GST on homestays hurts district's tourism prospects

Fashion show for buffaloes in December
Kambala's cruel? PETA says it with pictures

KCCI seeks Karavali tourism development authority

Whether Yakshagana Academy is now located in Mangaluru or Udupi?

Minister Khader visits Yassir’s Museum of rare coins/artifacts at Kaladka; assures state support

This year’s Alva’s Nudisiri Lit Fest kicked off with the theme ‘Karnataka: Foundations of Pluralism’

In which way Nudisiri supported linguistic pluralism of Karnataka?

Low-lying areas on the coast may continue to feel cyclone effect

Are these waves good for surfing?

First 3D planetarium to be opened in Mangaluru in Jan
Mangaluru chapter of INTACH to be launched today

Golf cub at Kasaba Bengre awaits Centre's approval

Mangaluru gets its own state-of-the-art skating rink

4-lane road along Netravati River till Kannur would boon for tourism – MLA Lobo

Ocean Pearl Group takes over management of TMA Pai International Convention Centre
Enhancing business and tourism potential

The management says it is keen on bringing in several cultural, entertainment, business events and conferences to Mangaluru that will not only add to the city’s brand value but also bring more business to the city and boost its tourism potential. “Though Mangaluru is known to be the hub of education and medical tourism, some of the biggest medical and educational conventions take place outside the city. With world class infrastructure as that of the TMA convention centre, conferences and events can be organised in Mangaluru with ease. Educational institutions and other organizations that wish to host conferences, events in the convention centre will be offered affordable pricing,” assures Girish.
Set amid natural beauty, Havana Island is perfect place for celebrations
Gloriously unfinished - the city of Mangalore

Tulunadan Kalari, an attraction at Tulunadochaya
'Tulunadan Kalaripayattu', existed in the middle ages and is considered the most advanced and supreme form of Kalari tradition.

As part of the programme, there will be paper presentation on Tulunadan Kalari, demonstration on Kalari, Kalari massage, kalari therapy, Kalari for self defence (for women), Kalari gymnastics (physical fitness), Kalari stick fighting techniques, kalari weaponary exhibition, Kalari oil preparation will be held.
Nod for scouting scuba diving venues

Country’s first 3D Planetarium set to open next month
Hybrid system in Planetarium to enhance viewing experience
Swami Vivekananda Planetarium to have '8K' 3D Digistar-6 projection system

Proposal on Pilikula Development Authority will be placed before Cabinet: Seetharam

What about 'Coastal Tourism Development Authority'?

Sasihithlu beach DPR ready: DC

Tourism Administration Office is needed for Mangaluru-Lakshadweep tourism development
Dakshina Kannada coastline set to have scuba diving, kickoff soon at Ullal
Yakshagana motifs to adorn city central rly station walls
Coast’s 1st online art gallery sells 60 paintings in a year
National Level Rovers and Rangers Moot from December 28
Pilikula zoo gets four new buggies

Rare bird spotted on Mangaluru coast

Is there an increase in birds in coastal region? Brahmin kites which were rare to spot can be spotted any time in the sky now a days. But where are house sparrows?

Gadayikallu in danger: Tulunadu Fort is damaged
Cruise tourists on e-visa exempted from biometric enrolment

National Lagori tournament on January 6, 7
CM Siddaramaiah to inaugurate musical fountain, toy train at Kadri Park on Jan 7

Couple from England enter wedlock under 'Mantra Mangalya' concept

That is called marriage tourism. We can also have 'cruise marriage tourism' by offering couples options to marry in Indian traditional way for the first time marriage or the second time re-marriage.

Oz-like life-saving club may come up in Mangaluru
In India, Mangalore Surf Association, renamed as Stoked Surfers’ Club, is the first centre which is keen to follow the footsteps of Australian Surf Life Saving module. With the help of Rashtriya Life Saving Society India (RLSSI), Surf Life Saving and Coogee SLS, Sydney, and more importantly with the guidance from Doug Hawkins (Director, Junior SLS, Sydney), the Mangalore Surf Association is spearheading the Surf Life Saving Movement in India.”
Alva’s Virasat at Moodbidri from tomorrow

Puttur youth visit Australia for advanced life-saving training
Aussie lifesavers pass on skills to Indian counterparts

Kadri Park will soon get space for differently-abled

Mangalore: Let's Talk About Surfing

National cultural festival on Jan 19, 20 in Mangaluru
Homestay tourism industry: 10 more entrepreneurs apply
‘A Day at Sea’ on a Hovercraft
Govt. sanctions four yatri nivas projects to city
Karnataka tourism hubs vent anger on litterbugs
Bird Festival: Watch birds as you sail on Arabian Sea this Hakki Habba

Coogee SLSC trains India's first wave of lifesavers

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IndiGo to start ATR flights in its existing network of including Mangalore from December 21
IndiGo to launch Hyderabad - Mangaluru - Hyderabad direct flight
IndiGo to connect Tirupati with Mangaluru
Mangaluru airport to showcase Tulunadu art, culture soon
Air India Express to start Sharjah flight from city on every Tuesday

Air India Express will operate its weekly flight service between Mangaluru and Sharjah from October 31

Reproposal for Padubidri International Airport

Summa: Airports Authority of India has proposed to the state government to suggest a new site for international airport. The study is going on at the chief secretary level to build new airport at Padubidri.

Irrespective of whether both NH-66 & NH-75 are Economic Corridors coastal Karnataka will have only one 'Mangalore Coastal Economic Zone' for all its domains of excellence like petrochemicals, marine, healthcare, tourism including medical tourism, agriculture & food processing etc. And it is becoming more & more certain that Padubidri is going to be international airport for this economic zone. So, let us start building knowledge cities for all 'domains of excellences' of 'Mangalore CEZ' around Padubidri including 'Karnad Sadashiva Rao Marine Knowledge City' at Mulki. Of course for 'agriculture & food processing knowledge city' Puttur may also be considered.

KSRTC to deploy volvo bus services between Bhatkal to Mangaluru Airport

Rising passenger traffic: AAI plans Rs 4,200-cr new terminals at 7 airports

Why don't the government decide whether to expand MIA or go for Padubidri airport immediately?

KCCI wants bilateral agreements for more international flights to Mangaluru

IndiGo plans to start its first ATR flight--Hyderabad-Mangalore--on December 21
IndiGo's new flights to connect Mangaluru to Chennai and Hyderabad

Why not Mangaluru-Hyderabad-Guwahati or Mangaluru-Hyderabad-Varanasi?

More flights from state to smaller towns on the anvil under UDAN
In its presentation before the Ministry in July, the state government had identified a dozen potential air routes on which services can be started. These include Bengaluru-Kalaburagi-Bidar-Hyderabad, Bengaluru-Hubballi-Mangaluru-Bengaluru and Mangaluru-Madikeri-Mysuru-Bengaluru.

It had also suggested Mangaluru-Hubballi-Pune and Goa-Hubballi-Kalaburagi-Hyderabad routes.
IndiGo to launch flights to Mangaluru soon
In what may give passengers more options and a better deal while travelling to tier II and tier III cities, IndiGo will begin services on the Chennai- Mangaluru and Hyderabad-Mangaluru sectors on December 21 with aircraft from Avions De Transport Regional (ATR).
IndiGo will connect Tirupathi to Dubai Mangaluru?

Why not IndiGo directly connect Mangaluru to Singapore via some city?

IMD installs Automatic Weather Observation System on 10 metre mast at Mangalore airport
Govt's delay in expanding runway at MIA will stall regional development

Even new airport construction at Padubidri will contribute to regional development. Only thing to worry is speed of development.

IndiGo to connect Sharjah to Mangaluru
IndiGo commences ATR operations, launches Hyderabad-Mangalore flight

Mangaluru International Airport Runway 120m Shorter From December 31
It means that of the 2,450m of runway available, only 2,330m will be available for safety purposes. It will not affect passengers per se, but there will be a load penalty on airlines, especially international airlines carrying cargo, which will have to be reduced.
To enhance safety, Mangaluru airport runway length cut by 120 metres

‘Hazardous weather conditions can cost the aviation industry billions of losses each year’
Bad weather conditions near an airport can create communication problems between the pilot and ground staff. Mangalore Airport is one of the most difficult airports for takeoff and landing, due to its close proximity to the sea and the size of its runway.
Is he saying don't build airport near sea at Padubidri?

Better connectivity, more flights, low price see MIA’s domestic passenger traffic increase by 63%
Asked whether there are any new flights overseas, Rao maintained that talks are on and that it may materialize next year. He said the volume of cargo has also seen a boost, with an increase of 423 per cent in October, 2017, with handling of 204 metric tonnes of cargo.

Currently, MIA handles more than 45 international flight arrivals as well as departures per week. The flights are being operated to Dubai, Dammam, Doha, Bahrain, Kuwait, Muscat and Abu Dhabi.

With MIA offering E-Visa services to flyers from April, more passenger numbers are added up.
Mangalore Airport is one among 8 AAI airports making profit

IndiGo Launches Tirupati Operations Today - will connect Tirupati to Mangalore

Increase connectivity for tourism - Kerala Governor: Widening roads difficult, flights needed from Kozhikode to Mangaluru & other cities

To Mangaluru, Goa etc Kerala can use waterways also.

AAI plans national strategy for airports development
This year, the "mega projects" of new terminal buildings are to start at Guwahati, Leh, Patna, Trichy, Vijayawada, Jabalpur, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Srinagar Pune, Lucknow, Mangalore, Dehradun and Jaipur, he added.
As the union government is contemplating on to have coastguard training centre at Baikampady I was thinking that existing airport, except for minimum civilian flights for frequent travellers & destinations, will be converted to a coastguard base and training centre once greenfield Padubidri International Airport is constructed.

MIA gets best achievement award from India Meteorological Department
MIA Met office gets 'Best performing aviation meteorological office at airport award' for the year 2017-18

In a first, AAI to raise funds to meet capital expenditure requirements in FY19 - Mangaluru Terminal Expansion

DGGI officer to receive President’s Medal
Passengers give big thumb-up to Customs, other facilities at Mangaluru airport

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Blueprint for modernisation of ports ready, says Gadkari
NMPT Upgradation: Blueprint is getting ready
New Mangalore Port to witness sea of change with heavy investment

Whether 'Maravoor Smart City' is included in the blueprint?

Lobo to hold meet with Lakshadweep authorities on trade today
The MLA in a communique here stated that apart from wooing Lakshadweep authorities to restore trade ties, an appeal will be made to the island administration to construct a dedicated jetty at the harbour for the island trade at a cost of Rs 70 crore. The jetty on completion will be an exclusive facility for traders here to transport goods and commodities to that island and an appeal will be made to the island authorities concerned to expedite the jetty construction project here.
What about cruise lounge construction? I think Lakshadweep wants to attract more tourists from Karnataka. Win win situation for both Mangaluru and Lakshadweep is to have both trade and tourism.

Mangaluru: Lakshadweep convinced to resume trade link with city thanks to MLA Lobo
He added that the officials in Lakshadweep are not worried about the quantum of investment if the project is beneficial to both the sides. Transporting petroleum products is a major requirement of the islands for which Indian Oil Corporation has built required infrastructure but not commissioned. This cargo facility can be created in Mangaluru old port.

Lobo also proposed that people in Lakshadweep can avail medical facilities in Mangaluru. To this, Khan suggested to submit a letter from government of Karnataka giving the list of approved hospitals in Mangaluru for government schemes.

Lobo says that government of Karnataka and union government have jointly sanctioned Rs 100 crore project for development of Mangaluru port. If Lakshadweep funding project is also materialized then it will result in great leap in the development of Mangaluru old port and development of the city.

As the island population is entirely dependent on mainland for their each and every requirement, it will boost demand for various commodities. This will indirectly increase taxation revenue of the state. The trade links will create an employment market in Mangaluru, boost tourism potential and also encourage medical tourism. Students from Lakshadweep can also avail education in the various institutions in the city.
The central government approves dredging of estuary till second commercial boat jetty

Desilted sand will be dumped in sea or used for any purpose?

Green signal by the union government for Lakshadweep commercial jetty at Bengre, 2
Work on jetty to begin soon

Karnataka govt to bring action plan for electric vehicles policy
Firms showing interest to invest in manufacture of electric vehicles: Minister

Let us hope that policy covers electrical boats also.

Mangalore port registers a cargo growth of 7.07 per cent during April-November 2017

Govt in talks with Singapore for cruise connectivity: Gadkari

Mangaloreans are more interested in air connectivity than cruise connectivity to Singapore.

Mangalore port most vulnerable to rising sea

Nothing will happen to Mangaluru port till year 2100 with 14.6 cm raise in sealevel. Of course if sea rises by 2 meters then we have to plan for saving it by raising the height. All roads leading to the port are well above this height but flood level should also be considered.

Malaysia sand raises concerns over safety of roads, traffic congestion in city

BIS grants SQMS certification to Mangaluru customs commissionerate
Mangaluru Customs Commissionerate becomes first in country to get comprehensive BIS licence

Rs. 65 crores for Old Port development

Summa: Rs. 65 crores for Old Port development (Rs. 25 crores by the Centre & the rest by the state), Rs. 29 crores for dredging (Rs. 15 crores by the Centre, the depth will be increased to 7 meters from 4 meters), Rs. 68 crores for Lakshadweep Jetty, Rs. 2.2 crores for local boat station.

New Mangalore port cuise terminal shortlisted for privatization in first batch

Inland waterways facility in Gurpur & Nethravati rivers soon

Let Marintime Board forming process begin soon

Summa: Blueprint for Maritime Board was prepared in 2009 itself and the president of India has approved it. Budgetary allocation was also made during the same period. But no money is released so far.

So, we are going to have inland waterways throuhg maritime board or inland waterways board?

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MP demand Gulbarga-Mangaluru rail, 2
Railway proposal for capacity augmentation gets nod
Even as the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd., celebrated its 27th founding day, the Ministry of Railways has accorded in-principle approval for its capacity augmentation at an approximate cost of Rs. 4,980 crore. The official programme was held at the KRCL headquarters in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, on Sunday.

Work on construction of 10 new railway stations — including Mirjan between Gokarna and Kumta, and Innanje between Udupi and Padubidri in Karnataka — is in progress.
With electrification of the entire KRCL route network approved, the total cost of capacity doubling and electrification is expected to be around Rs. 7,500 crore. It is expected to be completed in five years.
Bengaluru-Karwar night express to run on shortest route four days a week

Kenjar Railway Station is almost complete
Kenjar railway station construction nearing completion, to open soon
Demand for railway station near MIA on the verge of realisation
As things stand now, the nearest motorable road to MIA from this station is around 6-kms passing through Karambaru, Porkodi and Jokatte. But if a road were to be constructed abutting the railway track from Maravoor rail over bridge, the distance will come down to 2kms. The railway has already completed the land acquisition for the proposed road. Members of Malavoor gram panchayat have already represented this matter to MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.
New Rly. timetable brings two new trains to city

When will we get a train to Chennai via Hassan?

Bengaluru-Kannur Express via Mangaluru lacks passenger patronage

Way out is to extend Kannur-Salem-<ParchedCity> train in both directions and make it Mangaluru-Kannur-Salem-<ParchedCity>-Mysuru train. This is the way people of Managluru, Kasargod, Kannuru, Kozhikode will be connected to Mandya & Mysuru.

Light at the end of the tunnel for Kanakarabettu residents?

Udupi-Mangaluru railwayline doubling work to start soon

MRPL Rs. 80.16 crores railway connection will be ready by 2018

Bengaluru-Mangaluru trains to take Shravanabelagola route from Februaruy next year

Metrorail to Mangaluru: A way to control traffic density

Yatri Samithi offers alternatives to extend train to Mangaluru Central

Moves are also afoot to constitute Mangalore (Mangalapuram) railway division separating about 544 km of Palakkad railway division from Cheruvathur to Mangalore

New platform at Mangaluru Central will ease traffic congestion, says DRM

Another ROB at Padil

Mangalore junction railway station to get two lifts
Plans for additional platform, line doubling at Central almost final
Mangalore Central 4th platform works soon

Eleven railway stations to sport rooftop solar plants including Mangalore Central & Junction

Amidst stiff opposition by Green Groups in Kodagu: Centre gives nod for the two Railway Lines (Thalassery-Mysuru via South Kodagu and Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Mangaluru)
Thalassery-Mysuru Railway line via South Kodagu: Pratap Simha, Brijesh Kalappa tweet to oppose project

Associations urge Kateel to enhance rail connectivity

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Premium FAR funds to be used by MCC for roads

NH 169 expansion a mirage? Proposal pending in DC office35 meters Karkala Road proposal will be send to the government

MLA Moideen Bawa to explore laying service road from Suratkal to Pumpwell
Rs. 31 crores Ajilamogaru-Kadeshvalya bridge
Foundation laid to widen Kankanady Rly Station Road linking NH 75 @ Rs 2 crore

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves biggest ever highway development plan worth Rs 7 lakh crore
The official said the highway projects approved also include economic corridor developments aimed at the faster movement of cargo.

The government had earlier planned to develop economic corridors with a length of about 21,000 kilometres besides 14,000 kilometres of feeder routes. The corridors included Mumbai-Cochin-Kanyakumari, Bengaluru-Mangaluru, Hyderabad-Panaji and Sambalpur-Ranchi, to name a few.
Mangaluru-Raichur (461 km) will be an Economic Corridor

Centre clears upgradation of Kanhangad-Madikeri State Highway into a National Highway
The NH will pass through Sullia (Dakshina Kannada) from Kasaragod and reach Madikeri and will connect the Highway from Madikeri to Mysuru.
What is Bharatmala project: All you need to know about Modi govt's massive infrastructure push through ambitious roadways plan

As shown in the figure NH-75 & NH-66 are Economic Corridors and Mangaluru-Raichur is intercorridor/feeder road. But the list here includes Mangaluru-Raichur as Economic Corridor - List of Economic Corridors

PVS-Ladyhill road will be upgraded: Mayor
PVS Circle to Lady Hill will be a ‘Zero tolerance’ road?

Many people from Bhatkal are visiting Mangaluru for medical services. It is better to have a fast KSRTC service between Mangaluru and Bhatkal for these patients' benefit.

Rs. 122.79 crores sanctioned by central government fund for developing DK roads
Rs. 157 crores sanctioned for BC Road - Punjalakatta road development

Multi-level car parking proposal gathers dust, problem continues

ULBs in DK to have separate teams to manage potholes

Port connectivity road to get major facelift under Sagarmala Project, says DK MP
Jaideep Shenoy | TNN | Nov 15, 2017, 17:51 IST

MANGALURU: Road connectivity on the 37-km stretch of National Highway between B C Road and Surathkal is in for a major facelift under the union government much touted Sagarmala project. The proposal comprises constructing parallel flyovers, additional underpasses, widening of the NH at identified stretches, reconstructing bridges and strengthening the highways and service roads, Dakshina Kannada Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel said on Wednesday.

Interacting with reporters on the sidelines of a function to dedicate the road under bridge on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway 75 at Padil, Nalin said union government has given in-principle approval for upgrading above stretch of NH. The entire project will cost about Rs 500 crore, Nalin said, adding a prominent work proposed is to upgrade 7-km asphalted stretch between Baikampady and Lohitnagar in the city in to an 11-metre wide concrete road.

This has been done considering the high density of traffic on the stretch, the MP said adding the carriageway of the remaining 30 km stretch will be further strengthened as an asphalted road. The parallel fly overs will be constructed at Surathkal, Kottara Chowki and B C Road which presently have one-way fly overs. In addition, vehicular underpass have been proposed at Honnakatte near Surathkal and at Panambur, home to New Mangalore Port administrative office.

Likewise, a grade separator at Karnataka Polytechnic Junction and overpass has been mooted at Nanthoor Junction as there was a pressing demand for these facilities to ease the perennial traffic congestion caused in their absence, he said. Other works proposed include widening and strengthening service roads, constructing new service roads at identified stretches between Kottara Chowki and Surathkal, rehabilitation of minor bridges at Brahmarakootlu and Arkula.

The two existing bridges across the Phalguni River at Kulur too will be reconstructed. The existing road over bridge at Baikampady will be reconstructed, the MP said adding the National Highways Authority of India is in the process of getting necessary approvals for the works to take off. Earlier, at the function, Nalin said NHAI has chosen a contractor for operation and maintenance of the 37 km stretch at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore till works under Sagarmala project started.
BC Road-Surathkal highway set to get stage II facelift
B C Road-Surathkal stretch to be strengthened: MP
New Padil bridge thrown open for traffic

Kadaba-Panja road development work initiated

Rs. 50 lakh works for traffic system improvement
Transport system in city to improve soon, police chief in phone-in

When will KSRTC commences amphibious bus services from Ullal to Old port?

NH-169: Residents plan protest against delay in road widening

Shiradighat tunnel proposed at a cost of Rs. 12,000 crores

Now a days every thing is 12,000 or 120,000.

Alternative road to Chamrmadighat: 'Works will start one DPR is ready'
Activists want Shishila Bhairapura-Mudigere four-laning dropped
'Chikkamagaluru road project will sound death knell for Western Ghats'
NHAI proposes to connect Mangaluru Port to Golden Quadrilateral Network
The proposed road will connect Mangaluru to National Highway 4 (part of Golden Quadrilateral) at Chitradurga via Mudigere, Kadur and Holalkere

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has proposed a four-lane inter-corridor route connecting Mangaluru and Chitradurga via the Byrapura-Shishila route. The road, proposed under the Bharat Mala project, is intended to connect Mangaluru Port to the Golden Quadrilateral Network, which connects the major cities of the country and reduce the distance of freight movement.

The proposed road will connect Mangaluru to National Highway 4 (part of Golden Quadrilateral) at Chitradurga via Mudigere, Kadur and Holalkere.

At present, freight movement has to take NH 75 via Shiradi Ghat. According to LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd, an agency which conducted a study for the NHAI, the distance for freight movement will be reduced by 196 km on the new route. The private agency made a presentation in the presence of senior officers in Chikkamagaluru recently.

The proposed route includes the controversial stretch of Byrapura-Shishila, considered to be shortest to connect Mudigere to the NH 75. Environmentalists of the region have been opposing road work on this stretch stating that it would harm the greenery, while local people want the road connectivity.

Distance reduced

The existing road connecting Mudigere to Bantwal Crossing (NH 75) via Charmadi Ghat is about 94 km. The proposed route reduces the distance between Mudigere Hand Post to proposed junction on NH 75 to 65 kms.

The NHAI has proposed this alternative citing that widening the road via Charmadi Ghat would be uneconomical considering the terrain and settlement along the route. The authority says that the proposed road would also boost the export of plantation products such as coffee, cardamom and pepper.

Good for economy

Mr. Shivashankar, who retired as a Technical Assistant for Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna recently, had proposed the road connecting Byrapura and Shishila to reduce the distance in connecting Mudigere with Dakshina Kannada.

“The route proposed by the NHAI is good for the growth of the economy. The project can be executed taking all care to protect the greenery in the region. With this, the commuters or goods carriers can easily connect to the Golden Quadrilateral network,” he said.

Road opposed

Many environmentalists have opposed the proposed road.

D.V. Girish, G. Veeresh, Girija Shnkar – all wildlife activists, have said the road connecting Byrapura and Shishila would harm the greenery as the proposed road passes through the reserve forests of Baluru, Miyaru and Kabbinale. “When alternative routes via Shiradi Ghat, Charmadi Ghat, Agumbe, Sringeri are available, there is no need of this route”, said Mr. Veeresh.

  • Mangaluru-Chitradurga Inter-Corridor Route
  • Reduces distance between Mangaluru Port to NH 4 (Golden Quadrilateral network)
  • Road passes through Mudigere, Kaduru, Hosadurga, Holalkere
  • Reduces distance between Mudigere and Dakshina Kannada
  • Environmentalists opposing road between Byrapura and Shishila
  • The project involves bypasses for towns
  • Length of the Inter-Corridor Route: 242.31 km
  • Total cost: Rs. 5,358.33 crore
  • Cost per km: Rs. 22.11 crore
Shiradighat will be closed for six months from 1st January 2018

Contractor seeks funds from NHAI to complete two flyovers in city

Unrealized Truck Terminal

Mani-Sampaje road will be declared as National Highway in March 2018

3rd stage concretization work at Shiradighat to start on January 1st: Rs. 500 crores is allocated for BC Road - Surathkal concretization

Rs. 400 crore Pumpwell bus terminal project takes a leap

Worry is whether this busstop will provide adequate city bus connectivity with good frequency. City bus connectivity with service and inter city/state buses is is very very important. Please don't force bus users from this busstop to walk to Pumpwell circle or Nanthoor circle to catch city buses and vice versa.

Byrapura-Shishila Road: Centre has the Ghats
The earlier claim that the road would provide an alternative to the traffic-filled National Highways passing through Charmadi and Shiradi ghats, has been discarded.

Instead, the New Delhi-based firm that has proposed the new alignment says this would spur economic prosperity as it would set up a freight transportation corridor connecting the major port with the hinterland. Presenting the proposal to the Chikkamagaluru Deputy Commissioner last week, the firm, LEA Associates South Asia, held a meeting with the officials over the feasibility of the project.
“Out of the 52-km road between Byrapura and Shishila, about 25-30 km cut through evergreen and shola forests of the Western Ghats that have high water retention capacity and thus providing water in west flowing rivers like Nethravathi and her tributaries all through the year. The proposed new route will also cut through Balur, Miyar and Kabbinale reserve forest areas,” he said.
Why can't Chitradurga export through eastern ports like the parched city? (Of course export to western countries through eastern ports may cost a bit more & hence let all export industries be near port so only raw materials are transported. No land in coast for industries is a bogus claim. Chitradurga can have industries for local consumption in interior Karnataka.). Let Mangaluru port be reserved for export from coastal industries and malenadu agricultural products. But, Coastal Karnataka can provide employment to about one lakh people from Chitradurga through various export oriented industries. Although export goods traffic decreases this may increase people traffic slightly between Mangalore-Chitradurga.

Kamblapadav to have Rs. 15 crores Truck-Bus Drivers Training Centre (near IT SEZ)
Surathkal to have fulfledged RTO soon
Sagarmala: Rs. 800 crores project: BC Road - Surathkal highway upgradation: Rs. 50 crores for new bridge at Gurupura
Four laning work of Surathkal-Kundapur nearing completion

Road widening, flyovers add to traffic woes: DC

First electric car in city , Mahindra e2oPlus launched

Rs. 17.50 crore releasedfor repairing Karkala, Mangaluru road
‘Govt. has agreed to build a parallel bridge on the Phalguni’

The Union government has released Rs. 17.50 crore for repairing National Highway 169 between Karkala and Kulashekara (Mangaluru), according to Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament.

He said in a release that the government has agreed to construct a parallel bridge across the Phalguni in Gurupura on the highway at an estimated cost of Rs. 50 crore, while upgrading it as a four-lane highway. The State government has agreed to widen the stretch to 45 m, while upgrading it. Land acquisition for the project would be completed soon.

Though a detailed project report (DPR) for widening this 45-km stretch was prepared in 2009, the project did not move forward due to issues related to alignment.

Now, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has come out with a revised alignment. The report was presented before people at a meeting chaired by B. Ramanath Rai, Minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada, in the office of Deputy Commissioner on August 22, 2017.

Accordingly, re-alignment has been done at six places — Kudupu, Edapadavu, Mijar, Todar, Murattangady and Sanur. Earlier, as per the old alignment, the government issued the preliminary notification for acquiring land for the project on May 20, 2016.

An NHAI official said that the final notification for acquiring land has been issued in different stretches (villages) to an extent of 15 km. These stretches are part of the revised alignment. Hence, no fresh notification to acquire land in those stretches would be issued. The fresh notification would apply to the remaining 30-km stretch.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kateel said in the release that a Rs. 159.70-crore proposal for widening the 21 km stretch between BC Road Junction and Punjalkatte has been submitted to the Union government.

In addition, the bridges at Manihalla, Nidigal and Charmadi Halla (between BC Road and Charmadi) would be rebuilt.

The release that the NHAI has prepared a Rs. 800-crore proposal for further upgrading the BC Road-Surathkal stretch of the National Highway with parallel flyovers, underpasses and overpasses, service roads and a 7-km concrete road between Baikampady and Kuntikana.

Parallel flyovers would be built at Surathkal, Kulur and Kottara Chowki. An overpass would be built at Nanthoor Junction and an underpass would come up at Panambur, the release said.
Norms set, double-decker buses may ply on 70 routes
Double-decker buses not safe for long distances, say experts

Pace of widening NH 66 in stark contrast to Gadkari's claims

Alternative Road till Kannur along Netravathi Bank

Neglected busbay at Kadri poses threat to commuters
Despite bus shelter, passengers wait on road shoulder

Using bus shelters for parking has become a common habit not only for goods vehicles but even cars, autos & two wheelers.

KSRTC requested to run city buses on 152 routes in Mangaluru

So far nobody except me has requested for an amphibious bus.

Improvement works taken up to ensure smooth traffic at Nantoor

DPR for Mangaluru-Bengaluru tunnel road by the end of this month
The Union ministry of road transport and highways has already approved the alignment for the tunnel road project from Addahole to Heggadde on Shiradi Ghat, which will be taken up through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). As per the central government circular, the project has already been handed over to National Highway Authority of India in October 2017.
The new bypass will take off near Heggadde and merges near St Joseph Church in Addahole. While the new bypass will have seven tunnels of 12.41 km. The longest one will be of 2.7 km. The bypass project will comprise of 10 bridges with a total length of 6.72 km. The longest bridge on the proposed bypass will be of 1.48km with a highest pier of 100 metres," Ivan said.
Rs 4. 05 crore to widen Kankanady Railway Station Road: Lobo
Rs 4. 05 crore for widening of Kankanady Railway Station Road – J R Lobo
BC Road-Surathkal NH stretch to get facelift

Rs. 11 crores for Kudroli-Alake road & bridge

Netravati bank road: Thousand crores investment
Plan afoot for Rs 1000 crore parallel road on Nethravati bank

Lady Hill Circle-Mallikatta Circle road to get a facelift
No vehicular movement on Shiradi Ghat likely from January 15
Shiradi stretch on NH-75 to be closed until June

Transport Minister H.M. Revanna lays foundation stone for state’s third heavy vehicle driving training centre costing Rs. 44 crores at Kamblapadavu near Mudipu

Foundation laid to develop Sturrock Road @ Rs 1.90 crore

Greens oppose projects in Shishilabetta, Bababudangiri

DC approves route map for four-laning of NH 169
The 45-km stretch was pending for the past four years. Owing to pressure to change the alignment and restrict the width of the road, the map could not be finalised. The work related to widening of the road accelerated from the month of August. The elected representatives and district administration held talks with the land owners. The NHAI officials have now finalised the route map.
Hope that extra unsafe curves are not introduced by politicians.

Airport Road works to start soon

When will new bridge across Phalguni come up? What happened to money allocated to it in this years' budget?

No movement of vehicles on Shiradi from Jan 20
B'luru-M'luru Shiradi Ghat stretch closed from today

Top priority to develop vital linking roads in city– MLA J R Lobo

Shiradighat II stage works started

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Groundwater depletion in DK raises concern
A comparison in the groundwater table as of August 2010 and August 2017 shows that the groundwater table in two of the five taluks has gone down drastically, while in two other taluks, it has been slightly recharged. The highest groundwater depletion is seen in Mangaluru. The total groundwater table in the district as of August 2010 and August 2017 also shows that water table has been depleted by 2.03 metres.
Sullia don't have permanent solution for drinking water
'Fight against unscientific projects needed'

104 vented dams proposed under Phase I of Paschima Vahini
Taking the much-talked about Paschima Vahini Project forward, a proposal to build 104 vented dams in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts at an estimated cost of Rs. 300 crore has been sent to the government, according to B. Ramanath Rai, Minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada.

In his Rajyotsava Day address at the Nehru Maidan here on Wednesday, the Minister said that the government had announced Rs. 100 crore for the project in the 2017-18 Budget. The 104 vented dams have been proposed in the first stage of the project proposed to build a series of check-dams or vented dams on rivers in the three districts.

An official of the Department of Minor Irrigation, the implementing agency of the project, told The Hindu that the proposal was sent recently. As many as 11 dams have been proposed in Dakshina Kannada.
Why no fund from the central government is coming for coastal Karnataka irrigation projects?

Centre plans to provide piped water to all households by 2030

When will DK be declared as 24x7 100% piped water district? If not 100% what is the achievable target? (as there is no point in supplying water to remote villages with less dense population)

Dakshina Kannada's lifeline Netravati is thirsting for life

Don't damage natural wetlands, warns scientist

Hope seaweeds when grown in a ecologically sustainable way will capture sufficient amount of carbon dioxide. And if we are able to restore mangrove swamps it would even give a boost to ecotourism.

Yettinahole project can be stopped even now

Corporation yet to receive Rs. 12.64 crore water bills

Lowering water levels at Thumbe surprises many

When will we have robots repairing jackwells?

Water level restored at Thumbe after intake well valve is removed for repair

NASA’s new tool predicts which city will flood first due to global warming
The researchers at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California applied the tool to 293 major port cities including Manguluru or Mangalore in Karnataka.
For Mangalore the sensitivity is high to changes in ice thickness in almost all regions of the Greenland and the Antarctic ice sheet. However, it is more sensitive to changes in the western part of the Antarctic ice sheet and the southern part of the Greenland ice sheet.
Don't worry, we will not be not affected as much as Kolkatta, Chennai or Mumbai - Climate change: 22.8 million Indians could become homeless by 2100. What I think is Mangala Corniche will sink by 2100 if it is not constructed at sufficient height. So my suggestion is for reproduction of mangrove forest on river banks and then Mangala Corniche road at height of more than 3 meters from current high tide level. (If all ice melts then sea level rises by 70 meters.) (On the other hand we know Himalayas are rising by 1 cm every year). That makes us more safe till 2100 assuming a sea level raise of 2 meters. (but we have to think about rest of Mangaluru Taluk also including Ullal & Surathkal also) and by then we should be ready with a plan for most dangerous century 2.2K.

Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk
Glacial melting will flood Mangaluru more than Mumbai, shows new Nasa sea level predictor
Mangaluru at higher risk of flooding if sea level rises due to glacier melting: NASA study

Oh man, the reports above say a different thing. But, I think whatever effect will be less in Mangaluru than Mumbai even though rise in level is a bit more. Mumbai average elevation is 14 meters where as Mangaluru average elevation is 22 meters. If sea rises at a rate of 1.598 mm per year then it will take 13767 years to reach the height of 22 meters. If sea raises at 1.526 mm per year then it takes 9174 years to reach the height of 14 meters. Suppose ice melts at a faster rate then proportionately number of years will decrease. And note that average elevation of Kakinada is 2 meters, Chennai is 6.7 meters, Kolkata is 9.1 meters (?). So eatern coast will submerge faster than western coast. No report available on Kerala or Goa I think. {1,2,3}.

Conclusion, at average elevation of 22 meters it will take more time to merge if sea level raises at 1.598 mm per year & Mangaluru will take more number of years to submerge than Mumbai, Chennai or Kolkatta even if rate of raise of sea level is lower in these places.

I think most affected areas of Mangaluru will be Tannirbhavi, Mukka, Ullal beaches depending upon their elevation.

Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?

There should be an investigation to find out whether the parched city real estate mafia created this rumour on Mangaluru!

ZP lacks funds for maintaining vented dams built a decade ago
Mangaluru City Corporation giving free water to big fish?

Real estate developers in city express concern over provisions of RERA Act
Speaking on provisions regarding penalty for delayed completion of projects, Mr. Mehta said when Mangaluru faced water famine a year before, the administration had ordered halting all construction activities. Unlike the manufacturing industry, the real estate sector is dependent on many variables.
Even MCF was shutdown due to water famine. MCF & MRPL are going for desalination plant for the same reason. My advice to real estate industries of Mangaluru is to participate in redevelopment of Mangaluru lakes and use lake water when there is water shortage.

Mangaluru city drowning report, untrue - no worry for minimum 500 years - scientists

More non-water NASA predictions! - Next year Colossal earthquake next year - Nasa Scientists: Earth's rotational speed is decreasing' Tiny Slowdown in Earth's Rotation Could Unleash Major Earthquakes. Why NASA is after India?

DK gets vented dams costing Rs 100 crore

Two lakes revived: 500 houses are benefitted
Vented dam across Nandini river is the solution for water problems of nearby villages

Water level declines in Ghat rivers, resorts to blame?
Swedish student gets to the bottom of Nethravati conflict

New Rs 300-cr DPR for Paschima Vahini: Rai
Though the department of minor irrigation suggested construction of 11 vented dams under the scheme in Undivided Dakshina Kannada, the minister insisted that it should be more than 20.

"Construct at least 20 check dams and ensure that water is stored for summer. It will help not only residents, but also farmers. Hence, a new DPR with projects worth Rs 300 crore should be submitted at the earliest," the minister directed officials.
What is vented dams X check dams? Anyway hurry up, election is nearing.

Minister Rai asks department officials to prepare DPR for check dams

So dam will be a compromised one between vented and check dam. How they are going to distribute water for irrigation? By pumping to canals or through pipelines?

At least one dam should be completed and two has to be half completed by the time of the state election. Only 3 months politicians of the party in power has to work hard to get another term. But once election is over next four and half years can just relax. But look at the other party. Didn't even construct compound wall of NIELIT so far!

DK hamlets to revive check dams

A thought for water reservoir in Netravati river itself

Summa: Depth of the river should be increased by 10 to 15 meters at a distance of about half kilometer away from Tumbe dam upto a distance of four to six kilometers. Reservoir sides should have concrete or granite wall.

What is the plan to avoid reservoir being filled by silt?

10 lakes to be rejuvenated in Mangaluru

Govt plans to convert seawater into drinking water

Now the real estate mafia trying to include Coorg also in their strategy against coastal Karnataka and pollute sea after polluting lakes of the parched region. Kodagu has enough rainfall, it does not need seawater. Release money for restoration & development of waterbodies in Coorg immediately before election if you want some votes.

Underground water levels drop beyond 700 ft in DK district

Whether low lying coastal areas will drown?

Instead of threatening people like this IISc professors should educate coastal people on how seaweed cultivation can bring down atmospheric carbon dioxide level; bring down sea temperature by absorbing sun light for photosynthesis (Has NASA done research on seaweed ability to decrease sea temperature?); provide biofuel, bioplastic, biotextile, biofertilizer as alternative environmentally harmful petroleum, plastic & chemical fetilizer; serve as superfood; hence save foriegn exchange.

MLA Lobo offers Bhagina at Batrakatta vented dam built @ Rs 55 lac

‘Paschima Vahini’ to be a reality for coastal region
Rs. 200 crore for Paschima Vahini project
After Yettinahole shock, coastal region to have Paschmia Vahini balm

Asked Rs. 300 crores and got Rs. 200 crores. Worse case, what is the gurantee that the government coming to power after election will release this money? So, the minister should ask the government to release the money immediately. Otherwise also problem because if the opposition party comes to power then it can use back water of river for cultivating lotus & export through proposed air cargo hub. Once people undestand lotus cultivation is profitable then they may re-elect the same party in 2023 also. (Yettinahole activists to jump into election fray).

Yes, we have to grow vegetables and flowers, so that the parched region can use water for drinking instead of wasting on growing vegetables for us & flowers for export. As I posted earlier saved horticulture land in the parched region can be used for solar parks so that farmers earn enough income.

PDOs told to avoid borewells, focus on rainwater harvesting

MCC drops proposal to draw water from Lakhya dam
53 check dams for mitigating water crisis in coastal districts

Unabated sand extraction in CRZ continues as govt. gets into mute mode
Will implement Yettinahole project despite opposition: Siddaramaiah

New dam across Nethravati river exclusively for Ullal soon, says Karnataka supplies minister U T Khader
Rs 170 cr water project proposed under Paschima Vahini: Khader
Briefing mediapersons here on Friday, he said that the proposal will be placed before the next Cabinet for approval. Under the project, a barrage will be constructed across river Nethravathi from Harekala Kadavu to Adyar Kadavu, to store water. The barrage will be multi-purpose as it will be used for storing water as well as movement of vehicles from Harekala to Adyar, connecting the National Highway 75. Under the project, a seven metre wide road will be constructed above the barrage. It will also become a tourist destination, he said.
The project is separate from 53 check dams that will be constructed at a cost of Rs 200 crore to mitigate water crisis in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts under Paschima Vahini project.
What are tourist activities planned at Harekala-Adyar barrage? Whether we can grow lotus in river backwater? Exploit commercially & for tourism?

Vitla: Temporary dam gives life to groundwater

MCC to raise water level at Thumbe dam to six metres from January 11

Now, since SAZ at Puttur and Netravati & Gurupur waterways are almost finalized whether the union government is going to release money for mini-dams so that waterlevel in the rivers are maintained to the requisite height throught year? If the ruling party at the union government releases around Rs. 500 crores immediately then their party will be in a comfortable position to face assembly election in the coastal districts.

Tumbe vented damn: If seven meters water is stored then 3 months are homey, 2

BJP would implement the Yettinahole project if it comes to power in the state in the upcoming polls: Gowda

Ghanashyam, this person will be the star campaigner for our party in 2018 assembly elections, he is campaigning to defeat his own party in Tulunadu. Good news!

Arabian sea temperature is rising: Scientists warn on more occurances of cyclones

Oh Ghanashyam, can our filmcity float in cyclone? But NASA people are not telling us whether seaweed forests have potential to reduce sea temperature. We should build a better research centre than NASA in Mangalore itself if by chance we come to power.

Use water judiciously, mayor appeals to citizens
M'luru will not face water crisis this summer: Mayor

Did the Mayor say the same thing in the last year?

Okkettur river gets many mud dams: Water to 3 km length

I think Tumbe dam's gates should be closed in December itself once all vented, check dams are constructed. In case Tumbe dam water level falls then we always have as usual option of releasing water meant for industries or irrigation for drinking.

In search of groundwater: Students build checkdams

Dakshina Kannada learning to fish in check dam water

Hope all varieties of aqua flora and fauna diversity will be conserved. Not much ornamental stuff please. More interested in medicinal flora.

327 vented dams using NREGA fund
Mangalore University launches Mangala village adoption scheme

River Phalguni polluted at Hoigebail, Sultan Battery area
Discharge of untreated sewage polluting water around Mangaluru
Mr. Shetty said unabated sand extraction in the Coastal Regulation Zone of these rivers has deepened the river course. With lesser freshwater flowing into the sea now because of the construction of vented dams upstream the rivers, sewage stagnates in the river course, setting off a chemical reaction, he said.

As a result, the groundwater in the city, particularly closer to the rivers, too is getting polluted, Mr. Shetty said.
Assembly polls: Greens to start campaign for voters to select NOTA
NOTA or own candidates: Green activists to decide in a fortnight

How a professor and his band of students are helping a village save water

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FinTech Venture EarlySalary Forays into Chandigarh and Mangalore

Create awareness on e-market project: Nalin

In a 1st, Bajpe GP uploads meet video

Heggade has proved that Digital India is possible: Modi
SBI gives a push to digital transaction among SHGs

GPS on autos: District administration yet to approve proposal

Now, people can pay water bills online
People can also apply online for Town Hall booking, ground booking, underground drainage connection, khata registration, khata transfer, to get khata extract, building licence and for display of advertisement.
According to Mayor Kavita Sanil, the 10 services have been offered as part of the phase I of computerising the administration of the civic body. The corporation in its budget for 2016-17 and 2017-18 had announced that the administration would be computerised in phases.
e-Integrity pledge kiosks opened

Farmers must upload crop details to survey app: DC

‘Sand boats’ to be fitted with GPS

Will adopt Cloud Technology soon: DKMUL President

Second round of soil sample collection under way for issuing soil health cards

'Working on unicode version of latest Tulu software'

Despite high literacy rate, cybercrimes in city on rise

Banks yet to link 3,500 Aadhaar-seeded accounts of dairy farmers in DK, Udupi

Pact inked to build disaster resilient communities

What is the progress in developing Healthcare software to monitor epidemic diseases? Whether UHI is defined?

'If somebody tells you they can protect your data, it is not true'

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Firm to check air quality in M'luru during Diwali

Finally, sellers shift to vendors' zone

Now, need a drive, by say students, to redirect customers to vendors zone.

Haphazard parking choking traffic on city's main roads

Relocating street vendors much more easier than taming these junglees!

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Expecting AB Shetty Circle - Clock Tower Circle road to be first 'zero tolerance' road by year 2018 and MG Road may be by 2019. Every kind of traffic violation in these stretches has to be detected by CCTV camera and fined automatically including illegal parking. Three violations in a year should mean cancelation of driving license. My concession will be for seat belt & helmet as these things do not pose danger to others. Inspite of all these one thing is India has already cases of CCTV data deletion in many crime cases using political power!

Now we have a Mangaluru based college with a programme to develop its own indigenous satellites. So, any startup in Mangaluru want to try on satellite for traffic violation detection in addition to other means? {1}

MCC won't collect unsegregated garbage from Nov 11: Mayor

The making of modern mud walls

We thought there is enough sand but alas! And now we think there is enough mud for farming, house construction etc. Just imagine India without industries, buildings and 1.3 billion people dwelling in farms & forests, will there be enough forest and farmland with mud houses to shelter & feed this much people?

Vehicles main cause of pollution in city-APD research
Transport Dept. launches drive against pollution

Sewage may flood Mangaluru before glacier melting

Waste collection: ‘Legal opinion sought on action against firm’

Waste collection could be the first thing to get mechatronized/automated fully in another 50 years similar to GIFT, Gujarat.

Angry citizen invites Mayor to walk on busy road sans footpaths

Action ordered on misuse of parking space by buildings

‘No fitness certificate to private buses if footboard is too high’

Why no-fitness certificate to unsafe buildings?

‘Green cemeteries are the way to go’

Growing Mangalore needs mini townhalls

Commercial complexes encroach parking space: Former MLA
Take a closer look at master plan for better development of Mangaluru: DC Sasikanth Senthil

Suratkal underground drainage under ADB total failure - probe planned

"This project was executed in the year 2006." means which government?

Poor response to Swacchata App
In city, waste segregation to be mandatory from Jan 16

While forming rules please keep in mind that every household does not produce organic waste. Many environmentally conscious people use organic waste as manure for plants or even for producing biogas.

Soon, crackdown on vendors encroaching city footpaths

Not only vendors, take action on builders also. Builders are the worst occupiers of footpaths for creating parking space.

Rooftop solar revolution losing steam midway

MCC to demolish shops encroaching parking space in city - Mayor
Drive against parking place violation in private buildings soon: Mayor Kavitha Sanil

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Modi tells SHGs, fishermen to explore seaweed farming
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that fishermen and self-help groups (SHGs) along the coast can opt for seaweed farming that has major pharmaceutical application and nutrient value. It has the potential to transform the way of farming, he said.
If so please sanction a National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) with "Marine Pharmacognosy Department' in Mangalore immediately.

State will get new fisheries policy, says Siddaramaiah

Hope the state fisheries policy will support 'seaweed farming' also. Better call it 'Aquaculture Policy' so to include other 'aquaculture' products including 'mariculture'. Note that aquaculture is the term used for farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms. (Currently fisheries is just one activity of aquaculture that is harvesting of natural grown fishes.) Let the policy have support for setting up of educational and R&D institutes in this domain including 'Marine Engineering', 'Marine Biotech Park' and 'Marine Biotech Incubation Centres'.

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Udupi to get government Engineering College

Make this institute specialized for 'Biomedical Engineering' & 'Marine Engineering' (non-maritime marine engineering like Ocean Engineering, Maricultural/Aquacultural Engineering etc as there is separate peoposal for Indian Maritime University). And let us hope for 'Health & Marine Knowledge City" in the coastal Karnataka also.
When will the state government come up with comprehensive 'Marine Policy' which includes 'Maritime Policy', 'Offshore Policy' etc?

'Seaweed farming not a part of fishermen's life'

So, we need a 'Seaweed Cultivation Skill Development Centre' at CMFRI or Fisheries College.

Whether Seaweed biodiversity preservation is a part of German funded National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for coastal Karnataka? Why no meetings are held on this in Mangaluru so far? What we need is to identify all medicinally valuable marine species (even freshwater & terrestrial species) of coastal Karnataka and have plan to preserve this biodiversity. I think Mangalore University has plan to work on this in their proposed Belapu facility. We also need a watch on how MRPL desalination plant will effect marine biodiversity.

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Wonder which research institute (may be CMFRI or NIOT) in India works on Mariculture, Ocean Farming {2}, Underwater Farming or Floating Farms? What we need is research works to grow food, medicinal and fuel (ethanol), bioplastic plants. Could be CMFRI or Fisheries College or a separate research institute (Marine Biotech or NIOT or Indian Institute of Mariculture or proposed Agriculture College at Brahmavar itself)?
Modi advises cultivation of seaweeds as biofertilizer in Coastal Karnataka

Startups are welcome in seaweed as food (food processing), biofertilizer, bioplastic, biopharma, biocosmetic, biofuel areas {1,2,3,4,5,6} and also offshore/deepsea aquacultural & aquacultural allied engineering (includes manufacturing of heavy engineering equipments {1,2,3} for local use and export) & mariculture robotics {1,2}. Of course offshore biorefinery & biofuel power plants are also useful for offshore mariculture. (We also have to develop sea-based power storage techniques). Karnataka coastline is limited compared to other states of India and I think depth is more so we have to use deepsea mariculture techniques. {1,2,3,4}

What we need is a proper 'Aquaculture Policy' support to do all these things.

How about sustainable mangroove cultivation with controlled harvesting for bioplastic, biopharma, ecotourism (boating/kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching etc), coastal defense and natural resilience against climate change? Say in & around Netravati islands & banks? {1,2} (Let us scratch our head later on how to drive highspeed boats through mangrove forests).

Visually challenged man dreams of boosting vermicompost biz

Are startups of Mangaluru getting ready to restore his sight back!

Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering selected for phase 2 of New-Age Incubation Network (NAIN) programme
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management selected for phase 2 of New-Age Incubation Network (NAIN) programme

Exclusive online platform for marketing artworks

Shamboo school uses machines for water recharging & cleanliness

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Environment - Global Fuel Management: ISO 50001 for Manipal University

Whether NITK is considered for Smart Campus Cloud Network-SCCN project? {1,2,3,4,5}. I think even MITE with SIEMENS Centre of Excellence can go for smart campus. Even Bearys Institute of Technology backed by an organization who has vast experience in green buildings should go for it.
Whether NITK & MIT (Manipal) will be part of SCCN?

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Listing what are essential subjects on 'analytics' (Artificial Intelligence) to be taught in Mangalore according to me.
  1. Centre of Excellence Health/Medical/Clinical Informatics at proposed NIELIT.
  2. School of Finance & Analytics at Mangalore University College.
  3. School of 'Oil & Gas Informatics' at suggested IIPE (Petroleum University).
  4. School of Aquaculture & Analytics at Fisheries College.
  5. School of Tourism & Analytics (e-tourism).
  6. Centre of excellence for 'Drug/Pharmacy Informatics' & Pharmacoinformatics including 'Marine Pharmacology Informatics' at suggested NIPER.
  7. Centre of Excellence for Materials Science & Engineering with Materials Informatics, Biomaterials Informatics and Nanoinformatics at NITK (Tulunadu & India needs a very strong team of material, nanomaterial and biomaterial scientists).
  8. Maritime Transportation & Logistics Informatics (Water Traffic Management) at proposed Indian Maritime University (IMU). Either IMU or NITK should have facilities for training in Computational Engineering Design & Informatics.
  9. School of Commerce & Analytics (e-commerce).
  10. School of Education Informatics & Innovations (e-education).
  11. Institute of Home Automation & Analytics {1}
  12. Institute of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
Currently we have Geoinformatics teaching facilities at Mangalore University & NITK and Bioinformatics in Aloysius, NITK and then Health Informatics in Nitte and Manipal universities in Udupi district. Cheminformatics is used by them mainly for drug design. Computational Engineering & Informatics for ship design and Manufacturing Informatics tools may be already available at NITK and Maritime Transportation & Logistics Informatics may be already available in Manipal University. NITK also teaches compuational science/mathematics.

I don't know currently to what an extent facilities are available for teaching Health Informatics or Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics. We need fullfledged 'Centre of Excellence for Health/Medical/Clinical Informatics', 'Centre of Excellence for Biomaterials Informatics' and 'Centre of Excellence for Pharmacoinformatics'. The Centre of Excellence for Health/Medical/Clinical Informatics listed above not only cover all aspects of it & most importantly whatever needed for regerative medicine R&D but could also include alternative medicinal domains like Ayurinformatics, Siddha Informatics etc. But 'Siddha Informatics' can be a part of National Institute of Siddha or NIPER. NIPER should also cover 'Marine Pharmacology Informatics'. The knowledge of Cheminformatics can be useful for non-pharmaceutical chemical R&D also. Nanoinformatics for Nanomedicine & other applications. Optionally NIELIT/BEERI can teach all of these informatics. Other options are Nanoinformatics at proposed Belapu PG Centre and Biomaterials Informatics at proposed CIPET.

Even generalized 'Manufacturing Informatics' (Manufacturing Resource Planning)(or else NITK facilities should be strengthened to cover all types of industries) can be covered separately other than 'Oil & Gas Informatics' as there is plan to develop 'Mangluru CEZ' as a manufacturing hub for food processing, heavy engineering, non-petroleum chemical industries like pharmaceutical industries, medical devices (I am not sure whether the government classify medical devices under pharmacy. The decomposition of economic model is generally reflected on how it splits responsibility among ministries. In one of my next posts I will try to come up with a raw diagram for decomposed 'Mangaluru CEZ' Economic Model.), FMCG, other small/medium/large scale manufacturing industries & self-help group run industries.

Aquacultural Informatics & Aquacultural Information Management at Fisheries College or any of management school like AIMIT or SDM College of Business Management along with Economic/Business Informatics. Earlier I posted this one as Fisheries Informatics & Fisheries Information Management. (Our focus will be now on Maricultural Informatics & Maricultural Information Management. Only difference between 'Fisheries' and 'Aquaculture' is searching for fish schools & hunting). On the other hand, this one could be taught as a part of Agricultural Informatics and Agricultural Information Management itself if we want to cover whole agricultural domain along with horticulture.

Water Traffic Management should cover Highspeed Boat Transit System.

One of the domains which is important for Mangaluru is real estate. 'Real Estate Informatics' can use artificial intelligence for helping all stake holders like builders, constructors, architects, suppliers, logistics providers, agents and clients. As far as 'Construction Informatics' is concerned it is specialized 'Manufacturing Informatics' were manufacturing site shifts from one location to another location with time. For builders, agents and clients it is commercial (e-commerce) activity (and even for constructors, architects, suppliers, logistics providers). And also there is some financial stuffs like any other business/economic activity. 'Real Estate Informatics' domain is not listed above because with the knowledge of other domains people can manage this domain. 'Home Informatics' and 'Architectural Informatics' are separate subjects. To add more to the discussion we have enough 'Virtual and Augmeneted Reality' {1,2} expertize (animation experts) to serve Real Estate domain. CREDAI Mangalore can think about 'School of Real Estate & Analytics'.

In addition, 'Scool of Sports Informatics' can come up along with sports schools & sports institutes at proposed 1000 acres Sports City in Panjimogaru.

'Institute of Home Automation & Analytics' and 'Institute of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence' can be combined together and called 'Institute of Automation & Analytics' or 'Institute of Automation & Artificial Intelligence' and can provide education in home automation, hospital automation, office automation, ship automation, industrial automation, mechatronics/robotics, HVAC etc. Robotics (& mechatronics) inclusion is justified as 'Robot on Internet' (or 'Mechatronic on Internet') is the new trend like IoT. Imagine a mariculturist controlling a marine robot sitting some where else. Institute can also be called 'Institute of IoE' or it can be a department of NIELIT called IoE Department or department of home automation, department of mechatronics/robotics etc and better to leave ship automation as a part of IMU or NITK.

One of way to combine schools of manufacturing, finance, commerce etc is to call them 'School of Goods & Services and Analytics'.

'School of Education Informatics & Innovations' can also be called 'Institute of Education Planning & Innovations'. It should help in planning for all types of educational innovations needed for 'Mangalore CEZ' and beyond. It should help in bringing innovations in nursery, lower, higher, rural & urban educations. {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11}.

There are also options of teaching so many other specialized informatics subjects like Legal Informatics, Regulatory Informatics (against 'Regulatory & Legal Issues & Mangament' educational course suggested earlier against Biomedical Engineering Education & Research Institute (BEERI) for biomedical device manufacturing which has stringent & complex regulatory requirements as it is a safety-critical domain. For examples, FDA, EMA or CDSCO regulations. Even Water Traffic Control System is a safety-critical domain though regulatory requirements are yet to be developed fully except may be for port & shipping regulations. The pharmaceutical products have to be manufactured under stringent regulations. And also business-critical domains like finance will have its own stringent regulatory requirements. For that matter every domain including real estate has regulatory requirements but not that complex as safety/mission/business-critical domains. Still with home automation real estate may become a more security-critical system.), Computational Informatics, Urban Informatics, Rural Informatics, Architectural Informatics, Space Informatics, Weather Informatics, Environmental Informatics, Earth Science Informatics, Art & Cultural Informatics, Music Informatics, Film Informatics (School of Film Studies can come up at Kapu Film City, Udupi), Social Informatics, Transportation Informatics, Aviation/Flight Informatics (Air Traffic Management), Energy Informatics (can come up along with 'Oil & Gas Informatics' at IIPE), Reliability/Safety/Maintenance Analytics, Predictive Informatics, Research/Innovation Informatics, Astroinformatics, Linguistic Informatics (CLIL R&T Centre, Manipal), Food Informatics (Food Nitrition Informatics along with Health Informatics), Textile Informatics, Fashion Informatics, Mining Informatics (at NITK) or more generalized Economic/Business Informatics (Enterprise Resource Planning) itself. (I think AIMIT is focusing on Economic Informatics already. Sahyadri has Aptra). I have listed above what I felt important for Mangaluru CEZ's 'Domains of Excellence'.

Coming to 'Space Informatics', we may use satellites for Aquaculture/Mariculture/Fisheries Informatics and in general Agricultural Informatics. Then for Transportation Informatics like Water Traffic Management (WTM), Urban/Rural Informatics, Telemedicine/Telehealth etc. And 'Space Informatics' is also useful for identifying all kinds of economic resources within Mangaluru CEZ and would be part of entire 'Economic Informatics'. Good that we will have 'Space Informatics' experts at Alvas Engineering College soon. I think Alvas are initially aiming for Agricultural Informatics with their first satellite. (including mariculture?). We can also think of using satellites for building 'Environmental Informatics' of sea, coastal & westernghat region.

A 'School of Computational Earth Science & Informatics' with 'Environmental Informatics' or 'Ecological Informatics' at Belapu facility of Mangalore University will be useful to study effects of development projects like offshore turbines, desalination plant, Mangala Corniche or Pashchima Vahini on marine, lentic/lotic & terrestrial ecosystems. (as biodiversity study is identified for Belapu centre) {1,2,3}. What I am more interested is effect of vented dams on lotic ecosystem and whether we can reproduce that ecosystem in canals if we maintain a steady flow from vented dams to canals throughout the year. (What is important for vented dams and canals is preserve some area around them for aquatic flora that support aquatic fauna, Probably many of these aquatic plants also have medicinal value. So we can have aquatic medicinal plant horticulture also.) Finally we have to have a computational/animation model for marine, coastal & westernghat ecosystem.

I guestimate all (12 - 1) Informatics/Analytics schools/institutes or centres of excellence put together will cost around Rs. 1000 crores. (-1 because budget for Financial Analytics school is separate. Health Informatics needs more than Rs. 500 crores). If we assume that all informatics schools, NIELIT, NIPER, IIPE, CIPET, IMU, NIOT, NIOS put together costs Rs. 6000 crores then we are spending 5% of Rs. 1.2 lakh crores NH-75 Economic Corridor investment on building Educational Infrastructure in Mangalore. It may go upto 10% if we add educational infrastructure needed in Udupi & Uttara Kannada for 'Mangaluru CEZ' including skill development infrastructure. But whatever infrastructure built on the foundation of educational infrastructure will last for a long time! What we get in return is deeper theoretical understanding of our 'domains of excellence', boost to product based IT startup industry (may not be in all areas listed above in the list of 12 but a selected few domains like finance informatics, selected subjects of health informatics, manufacturing informatics, commerce informatics, tourism informatics, education informatics, home automation and robotics) and also IT products to serve microeconomy. Let me say we should be able to model & develop both microeconomy and macroeconomy as a single 'Mangaluru CEZ Enterprise' and then the country also as a single enterprise.

Note: Computational Modeling/Simulation is assumed in all. For example, Business Informatics means Computational Business Analytics, Nanoinformatics means computational nanotechnology & nanoinformatics,

How about demanding IIPE (Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy) compulsory before MRPL's 1000 acres expansion plan?

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Archi’s Wellness Center – Providing solutions for healthy life
Ultra-modern Skin 360 Clinic - Bring back the sheen in your skin

ESI Hospital turns 'referral centre' owing to shortage of staff

Rotary blood mobile bus handed over to IRCS

Health Kiosks in 9 places

Veterinary hospital gets new building

KMC Hospital Mangaluru performs its first cross-state SWAP transplant surgery

Mangalore Urology Forum organizes annual conference at Bekal, Kasargod

Discover a new you at 'Flaunt' skin and hair treatment clinic
Not only in the field of hair transplant, the centre delivers unparalleled surgical and non-surgical treatment for both male and female clients. Its array of exceptional treatments includes surgical services such as body contouring (tummy tuck, liposuction), gyecomstia (male breast) treatment, breast enhancement (augmentation, reduction, lift), facial rejuvenation (facelift, eyelid lift, neck lift), facial contouring (facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift, scar and mole removal, dimple creation) and vitiligo surgery; and non-surgical procedures such as threadlift, treatment for hair fall and acne, skin polishing or microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, botox and filler, skin tightening, radiofrequency removal of moles and tags.
So Mangaluru is getting more cosmetic care medical centers. Are we ready for 'Cosmetic Surgery Tourism'? {1}. How many medical tourism agencies (other than HNC Healthcare) are working for Mangaluru now? Suleka lists so many.

Hope 'auto ambulance' becomes a reality in Mangaluru also.

Diabetes Foot Clinic begins operations at A J Hospital

Super Medical Speciality Department: Additional 300 beds at Wenlock

When will KMC start constructing super speciality block?

Dakshina Kannada shows dip in prevalence of HIV
Kshema launches Aids awareness app
During the official launch of the app, KSHEMA Vice Dean Dr Amrith Mirajkar said that it has got wide application in creating awareness among netizens and promoting early diagnosis of HIV cases. He congratulated the faculties and postgraduates of Community Medicine department for creating its 4th android app in health promotion series which included diabetes, cancer and pregnancy tracking. "Apps are the best medium for creating awareness among the masses since they are easy to disseminate and are cost effective," says Dr Sanjeev Badiger, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine, KSHEMA.
Karnataka: Decentralise, not privatise govt hospitals
Hospitalisation cost lowest in Karnataka among southern states

‘Vedamarogya’ Ayurveda Hospital at Valencia, popular in healthcare sector
DK witnesses poor response to Mathru Poorna scheme

AJ hospital successfully rejoins amputated limbs of toddler

UK-based firm donates patented stemcell therapy technology to Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari

Hope stemcell therapy service will be available in Tulunadu also.

Yenepoya Medical College Hospital conducts bone marrow transplant

MoU signed for Disaster Resilience
Biodosimetry Lab, 1st in Karnataka established at K S Hegde Medical Academy

Yenepoya Hospital gets NABH accreditation

http://DK ZP crosses target for eye ...avi lauds feat
Proposal to set up eye bank in Wenlock Hospital

K S Hegde Hospital performs first-of-its-kind endoscopic utrasound procedure in the city

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Startup Kudla: Education, Research & Innovations

Alvas INSEF Fair becomes a stage for future scientists' intelligence, 2

Sahyadri College sets up a startup incubator to benefit niche industries such as aerospace, nuclear, defense, oil & gas
The Incubation Centre and Start-Up at Sahyadri College

Will startup a business in Mangalore & design Medical Devices: Red dot design Awardee Karthik P B (Aligno)

More than 250 science models exhibited in Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt - 2017

Innovative medical learning platform meduhub.com launched
www.meduhub.com Launched- A Next-Gen Learning Platform for Medicos - Meduhub made in Mangaluru will go a long way helping medicos ...

When is the time for made in Mangaluru 'Computational Medicine'?

Orthodontists develop novel tool to manage cleft lips

City based Aum Animation Studio’s ‘Andy Pirki’ to be aired on Pogo TV channel

Science Model Contest held at Mahesh PU College

Incubation Centre to help budding Entrepreneurs: Space for 65 Startups - to start by December first week
First start-up incubation centre at Mallikatta in the city will be ready shortly

Plastic menace motivated me to innovate: Swasthik Padma
About the innovation

Corrosion resistant composite material aims to address plastic waste management, and it can be used effectively to stop sea erosion. The composite is made by mixing the granulated LDPE waste plastic with GGBFS in the proportion of 60:40 and extruded. "The end product is 24 per cent stronger than concrete, 12 times cheaper than it and eight times lighter," says Swasthik.
Any new innovation in the offing?

Along with my friend from Mangaluru, we are working on a paper tool for early detection of protein energy malnutrition.
Madrasas are feeling Appy
Team NITK Racing to build formula style race car

Science award conferred for Sahyadri Professor

Programme on Human Capital Analytics held at AIMIT
First Indo French forensic congress on November 23 & 24
New Electronics System Design and Manufacturing Policy approved - hardware accelerator center to come up at Mangaluru

We require regulations for submersible underwater drones and amphibious drones so to adopt drones for aquaculture/mariculture/fisheries & other marine applications.

Pogo launches indigenous slapstick comedy Andy Pirki

Hands-on workshop on ‘Techniques in Biological Sciences’ held at SAC
SAC PU student bags award at National Science Fair

Kids get a taste of paddy farming at school

When will our kids get exposed to mariculture? We also need research on seaweed foods. {sea vegetables,2,3}. How about coming up with 'Udupi/Mangalorean recipes' for seaweed dose/kadabu/idli (कडलकळे दोसे/गट्टि/इड्लि), seaweed saar/koddel/sukka (कडलकळे सार्/कोद्देल्/सुक्क), seaweed chakkuli/pappad (कडलकळे चक्कुलि/हप्पल) etc?

Our kids also to be taught more and more about of glorious history of Indian Science & Mathematics so that they will get inspired by this - Indians predated Newton 'discovery' by 250 years, A passage to Europe?, George Gheverghese Joseph.

It is sad that a few startups supposed to be from Dakshina Kannada are not having actual research facility in Dakshina Kannada. I wonder how many startups are like that in other regions (non parched city regions) of Karnataka! Is Karnataka government trying to create false impression that it has created startup ecosystem in other parts of Karnataka?

DK anganwadis go digital, kids get tabs

NITK Surathkal, five IITs get Rs 2K-cr interest-free loan for research
NIT-K among six institutes to get over Rs. 2,000 cr. interest-free loan

The other institutes are the IITs of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur, and Kanpur

The National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (NIT-K), Surathkal, is among six institutions in the country to which the Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) approved Rs. 2,066.73 crore interest free loan on Wednesday.

The funding would be for research and related infrastructure in addition to grants being given to these institutions. The approval was given in the second meeting of the HEFA Board on November 29. The other five institutes are the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur and Kanpur.

“...The HEFA Board in its second meeting today approved projects for Rs. 2,066.73 crore for six institutions...,” a release from the Press Information Bureau said. “...These funds would be used to improve the research infrastructure in these institutions to further improve their standing at the global level...As per the scheme, HEFA would mobilise Rs. 20,000 crore through market borrowing and would release the same to the government institution as interest- free loans...,” it added.

The HEFA is a novel method of funding premier institutions through ‘securitising the future flows’. Each institution agrees to escrow a specific amount from their internally earned resources (not government grants) to HEFA. This forms a basis for a credit line which can be used by the institution for creating the required capital and research assets. The principal portion is repaid from the escrowed amount and the interest is met by the government. For the institution, this is an interest-free amount and gives facility to the institution to build the required research infrastructure of world class.

The HEFA has registered as a Section – 8 Company under the Companies Act on May 31, 2017. Canara Bank has been identified as the partner for setting up the Company. Government has released Rs. 250 crore equity and the Canara Bank has given Rs. 50 crore equity in the HEFA. RBI has granted a license under the RBI Act for HEFA to operate as NBFC on November 21, 2017, and to leverage the equity to mobilise money from market as per the requirements of the institutions.
When will NITK be included in Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN)?

NIT-K mechanical dept’s new rooftop dedicated for solar research

St Aloysius College to organise ‘Synbiosis - state level competition for PU students

Karnataka Bank partners with Boston Consulting for total business transformation
The bank has identified seven major intervention for the transformation, which include ... collaborating with Fintech companies, startups ...
Let us hope to see collaboration with many Fintech startups of Tulunadu!

Research facility for renewable energy opened at NIT-K
The new set-up with state of art machines will be used for research on improving efficient usage of solar energy for thermal and electrical purposes. A unique super critical CO2-based system in installed in the set-up.
Bioethics unit opens in Mangaluru
The objective of the MIO Bioethics units will be to initiate and carry out research on India specific issues in bioethics and for cancer in particular. The other goal of the unit will be to spread the knowledge of ethical aspects to the healthcare students and professionals. It also aims at integration of the ancient ethical values with the current norms in healthcare.
Expert PU College's 28-ft 3D sign board set to enter Limca Records

Team Ecologic Habitats to complete elegant ‘Transit One’ Mall by next year
The journey that Team Ecologic Habitats started does not just stop at handing over a beautiful finished product. The challenge lies in ensuring successful operations and management of the property. For this purpose as an optional additional service, the team has decided to provide mall management services to its esteemed customers and clients.

These services include lease management, facility management, business development consultancy, re-sale consultancy, finance management, mall marketing and promotions, market research- Tenancy mix, mall positioning, zoning etc.

Mall management has been identified as a critical factor for the success of malls and the retail industry across the world. The Team Ecologic Habitats anticipates that the success of Indian malls will not only be achieved by housing the biggest and the best mix of retailers, but also by setting up new standards and procedures in mall management that will provide a platform to differentiate its products and services from competitors. The vision of creating a unique niche in the market by providing innovative and inspirational products consistently is what Ecologic Habitats has kept going.
So, we are going to have Mall Analytics (Shopping Mall Analytics or Retail Analytics or WiFi Analytics) services at Mangaluru. One more mall (KSRTC, Bendorewell) is taken over by Congnizant. Hope some IT company working in 'commercial analytics' area prefer ‘Transit One’ Mall for running their operations. Wish as a offshoot we will have 'School of Commerce & Analytics' (e-commerce) itself.

SAC to hold national-level animation seminar 'Sparkle'

Annual seminar 'VIROCON' to be held at NITTE University on Dec 7

DYFI seeks government medical college

An engineering college located in Dakshina Kannada facing closure?

National level seminar on animation held at St Aloysius College

Mangaluru has so many micro institutes now teaching animation & robotics. But how many micro institutes are there to teach mechatronics & IoT/IoE?

Teen selected for sci-tech fest in Tunisia
Two-day workshop on ‘Python Programming’ held at St Agnes College

The State high-level clearance committee clears Indian Coast Guard Training Centre
The Indian Coast Guard’s proposal for Indian Coast Guard Training Centre at 160 acres of land at Baikampady in Dakshina Kannada district with an expected investment is Rs. 1,010 crore and employment opportunity to 250 persons was also cleared.
Hope the centre will also provide training services for coast guard equipment/parts manufacturing so that a few defense (coast guard) related startups can come up around Mangalore region.

Mangalore University, Manipal University among 73 institutes apply for MHRD’s world class tag
National Institute of Technology, Surathkal applies for Institute of Eminence tag

SAC holds NCSP national conference

'Setting up horticultural university at Mudigere will benefit Malnad & coastal belts'

Let us support this project as Mudigere is very close to us. And hope they will setup Floriculture college in Puttur or Sullia or Kundapur.

Cut crude, LPG imports; use methanol says NITI Aayog prez
'Methyl cannisters to replace LPG in rural areas'
National Conference on IC Engines & Combustion at NIT-K
NITI Aayog plans to use methanol as alternative fuel: Former DRDO chief

Are they working on biogas run IC engines? What I am interested to know is whether same pipeline network which will be built for supplying natural gas can be used for supplying seagas or seaweed biogas to various consumers like industries, homes, commercial buildings (hotels/restaurants etc) and vehicles? {1,2,3,4,5}. I don't think anything drastic will happen if natural gas and biogas are fed through same pipeline networks. Seaweed cultivation definitely will save foreign exchange on petrol & gas if can be produced economically and can generate more jobs (though can be robotized for better productivity in future, By 2020, Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs than it eliminates: Gartner).

What Mangaluru needs is CSMCRI or IIPE or Marine Biotech Institute to carry out research on seaweed biogas and then Marine Biotech Park & Incubation Centre.

If biogas suppliers (say MGSCOM like MESCOM where G=Gas) have gas pipeline network, underground storage facilities, Bio-CNG stations {1,2,3,4,5,6} then I think many small/medium/large sized seagas, organic waste or other biogas producers can feed biogas to this network. (In case natural gas and biogas are already mixed then we can call it CG station itself). Sweden is the largest user of biomethane for vehicles. Here are a few study report on biogas natural gas blending - {1,2,3}. Probably some of industries need pure natural gas.

Couple quit IT jobs, create a farm of agricultural innovations
“Over 3,000 people visit our farm annually to know how agriculture practices can be improved by recycling agro-wastes, using bio-control agents, water harvesting and silviculture,” adds Ashwini.
Several innovations in agri-sector have also taken place at Varanashi Research Foundation (VRF)’s laboratory. Based on their learnings and experience, the couple now holds regular awareness programmes to motivate farmers to implement the best farming practices and technologies.
The couple now have their eyes set on developing different types of hydroponics and aeroponics.
SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences Ujire gets eminent college status

Mangalore varsity to go green
Selected under a pilot project of Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), Mangalore University is the only government building in Karnataka and among 37 across India that will get grid-connected roof-top solar photo-voltaic system. The university will be eligible for 550-kW of power at zero investment under the pilot.
Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric Rankings 2017 - MAHE at 221st rank and Mangalore University at 231st position

ISO certificate for Excellent Group
Yenepoya gets pre-entry level NABH accreditation

Five-day Sahyadri conclave to begin from january 6 - Internationally renowned scientists/engineers to attend the meet

No Bag Day: Schools in Sullia show the way
With smart classes, this govt school gets tech-savvy

Achievement of a scientist from neighbouring Kasargod.
Turning city waste into vermicompost

Akshaya Patra lays the foundation for its Mega Kitchen in Mangaluru

Annual meeting of scientists on cashew research begins at Puttur
Arunya Foundation to hold two-day agriculture summit

'Stem cell research holds key to regenerative medicine'
Nitte Deemed to be University Chancellor N Vinay Hegde emphasised the growing importance of stem cell research in medical education.

He inaugurated the second biennial national conference on 'Advances in stem cell research and cell-based therapy with emphasis on orthopaedic, dermatological and dental applications' at K S Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA). The conference was jointly organised by Nitte University Centre for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (NUCSReM) and Department of Orthopaedics, KSHEMA.

He called upon students and faculty to utilise R and D infrastructure created at KSHEMA. He said recent advances in stem cell research and tissue engineering have made novel therapeutic developments in regenerative medicine. Stem cells and cell- based therapies play a vital role in modern health care system. Attempts are being made to use stem cells in various treatment modalities in areas such as orthopaedics, haematology, dermatology and also in dentistry.
Two day national conference on stem cells held at KSHEMA
Faculty enablement programme on 'Internet of Things' held at NMAMIT
'Research Avenues in Computer Vision' workshop held at P A Engineering College

Raksha Mantri visits proposed Coast Guard Training Centre at Baikampady, Mangalore
Nirmala Sitharaman Visits Proposed Coast Guard Training Centre In Mangalore

Nirmala Sitharaman launches start-up incubation centre in Mangaluru
The incubation centre can accommodate around 60 people. Around 30 seats were already booked before the official launch. Sitharaman said the Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner has promised to add another 40 seats to the existing capacity if more show interest to set up their startups here.
Innovation centres to come up in DK, Udupi soon - Nirmala Sitharaman
The setting up of one Innovation Centre each, in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, has been approved under the NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The orders to begin the set up would soon be passed by the Centre she added.

She was speaking at the Mallikatte complex in Mangaluru on Friday after inaugurating the incubation centre there.

The Defence Minister said that the incubation centres would be set up in Mangaluru's NITK and Nitte deemed universities.

"Tinkering labs have been sanctioned for 55 schools in three coastal districts of Karnataka already. We intend to set up innovation centres in two colleges in each district," Nirmala said.

She informed that the objective of tinkering labs in schools was to nurture innovation among students from an early age.

"At the college level they get a stage to express their inventiveness. Thereafter, those who hold promise will get opportunities and infrastructure to work at the innovation centre," she added.

Besides, incubation centres will assist start-ups with finance and infrastructure she added.
'CEOL will lead to creation of Silicon Valley in west coast'
Innovation hub tag for NITK
NITK, Nitte will be declared as innovation hubs: Nirmala Sitharaman
She said teams from NITK and Nitte have been taken to IIT-Madras, where Prof Jhunjhunwala has set up an innovation hub where one can obtain hands on training on how to set up innovation hubs. The NITI Aayog will make the announcement on the innovation hubs in these two institutions shortly, she added.
Further, Sitharaman said that two colleges in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi will also be selected under Centre of Excellence wherein state-of-the-art lab will be set up, which can be used by neighbouring colleges as well.
Tinkering labs in two coastal colleges soon: Nirmala Sitharaman

Anand Mahindra offers help to Mangalore woman entrepreneur
He lost both hands 15 yrs ago: Now, Ganesh Kamath runs a successful firm in Moodabidri

Entrepreneurship development
Campuses across India take the green step forward

Syndicate Bank announces diploma course in banking, finance - The diploma course will be offered at Nitte Education International Pvt Ltd. (NEIPL) Greater Noida / Mangalore

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Smart Kudla

Rs 216 crore released for Mangaluru smart city
Smart City mission - Rs 216 crore released


How to fund climate-smart cities
Fundamentally, climate-smart transformation needs set of city-specific strategies to systematically reduce city’s carbon footprint and enhance resilience to climate change through smart, affordable and, resilient infrastructure, and mixed form of adaptable land-use. Cities can use ‘predictive models’ to assess the potential risks of climate vulnerabilities (erratic rainfalls, flood, high temperature) and, monetise those risks to account for additional financial and social costs for building safeguards.

On the other hand, each city should have a clearly defined ‘low carbon pathway’, a series of interventions under certain plausible scenarios around integrated solid waste management (ISWM), energy efficient energy/ water supply, harnessing rooftop solar and battery storage, green urban mobility (including electric mobility, public and, non-motorised transport), green and affordable building infrastructure, smart grids, that decouple city’s economic growth from the growth of GHG emissions.
Dominant control of agriculture and irrigation on urban heat island in India
UHI can be affected by the radiation budget and land-use configuration of the local and urban-rural environment
IIT team tracks urban heat island effect in 89 cities
“There are two reasons why urban areas in western and central parts of India become cooler than non-urban areas during summer. The non-urban areas have no crop and moisture, the soil is dry and day-time air temperature is above 40 degrees C. On the other hand, the urban areas have vegetation cover and water bodies. This is why cities are cooler than the surrounding non-urban areas during the day,” explains Prof. Mishra.
Planning requirement

“Since the government is planning to develop these as smart cities, we should think of using more sustainable building materials that absorb less heat during the day. We also need to include passive cooling measures such as increased tree cover, increased ventilation in buildings and orientation of buildings in modern building designs to reduce the night-time urban heat island effect,” he says. There should be an optimal combination of impervious cover, vegetation cover, and water bodies within the cities.
If a city or town has a good system of taking weather observations the UHI can be measured directly. An alternative is to use a complex simulation of the location to calculate the UHI, or to use an approximate empirical method. Such models allow the UHI to be included in estimates of future temperatures rises within cities due to climate change.
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Wish at least one college of Tulunadu teaches both architectural informatics {2} and urban informatics {2} to students. What is important is to develop competency also in 'Computational Architecture', 'Computational Urban Planning' and 'Computational Spatial Science'.
I don't know whether proposed 'Central Command Centre' for Smart Mangaluru is planned to address things like climate change or disasters. I also don't know which local college is involved in urban planning for Mangaluru.

Whether Alvas are involved in disaster map {1} or climate change map {1,2} which NRSA may be developing as a part of national land use and land cover mapping. I think even Mangalore University or NITK with their Geoinformatics knowledge can come up with a map and develop ‘predictive model’ (predictive analytics) for Mangaluru & coastal Karnataka. (when will Mangalore University grow from geoinformatic to computational earth science & informatics?).

We have to understand Urban Heat Islands in the context of Pashchima Vahini (Seaweed cultivation is not an issue as sea evaporation was always there). We also have to plan for coastal defense and natural resilience against climate change.

What we want is a multidimensional animation map of the city predicting 'land going under sea against time' and 'microclimate changes due to new urban constructions'. (the map will go on improving and give more precise predictions as Earth Science Computational Modeling techniques matures in future). Mangaluru should have good predictive analytics and preventive measures capabilities of urban, architectural & microclimate planning. (I think currently Indian urban institutes are working only on computational transportation planning & may be governance analytics). In addition, if the map can also help in rural and agricultural/maricultural planning also then it would be great.

The government should issue permission to construct building (especially skyscrapers) only after studying disaster proneness and the effect of the building on microclimate of the city. Multidimensional animation application/tool should enable this. All our development works along sea or river banks targetting next 100 years should be above 3 meters from current high tide level of sea & backwater with a assumption that sea rises by 2 meters in next 100 years. Like Delhi airport proposed Padubidri airport should not get flooded by river or sea at least for next 100 years. Seaport, marina & other water based transportation infrastructures which are not covered by CRZ rules have to be developed with due care. While developing city as per Transit Oriented Development norms due consideration has to be given to street geometry factors effecting microclimate. Mangaluru should be climate change resilient and should contribute zero to climate change.

Terrace gardens, solar roofs, water bodies, greenspace/trees (with ensured availability of ground water), green buildings are the way to overcome UHI effects. Microclimate of the city should be controlled against street canyon effect as Mangaluru is growing vertically. The city should be designed so that its highrises have enough space inbetween to allow smooth flow of air through each nook & corner.

What we have now is a NGO monitoring pollution level. We need a study group (could be from Mangalore University or NITK if not a separate institute on urban informatics) for monitoring ground water level, UHI/UCI effects, sea level, street canyon effect etc and model extreme rainfalls (Mangaluru is supposed to get weather radar, 'Rapidly growing Indian cities may face extreme rainfalls') if Central Command Centre does not do all these things. {1,2,4,4,5,6}.

Microclimate Modelling - For Greenfield - Modelling should help in designing entire greenfield area and its interactions with boundary areas. For Redevelopment/Retrofitting - It should issue individual licenses to a building after studying its effect on local microclimate.

The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island

Since we are going to develop a narrow belt from Mangaluru to Udupi and people will be dispersed across vast area between these two cities with enough greenspace separating TOD centres (Transit Oriented Development) and we have enough water bodies like rivers in between the UHI effect would be small.


New bus stand project to figure at smart city meeting

MCC approves bus terminal of DBFOT model at Pumpwell
Pumpwell bus terminal project takes a leap
MANGALURU, November 29, 2017 01:08 IST
Updated: November 29, 2017 01:08 IST

Kavita Sanil, Mayor, and Mohammed Nazir, Commissioner, Mangaluru City Corporation, at the council meeting on Tuesday.

Corporation agrees to take it up under DBFOT model

More than three years after the council of Mangaluru City Corporation approved the taking up of a bus terminal project at Pumpwell, the proposal has taken a leap with the council on Tuesday agreeing to take it up under a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer (DBFOT) model.

The council approved the DBFOT model submitted by the Chettinad Builders Pvt. Ltd. According to it, the project can be taken up on 7.23 acres now with the corporation.

Mohammed Nazir, Commissioner of the corporation, told the council that according to the model submitted by the private company, 198 buses could be parked on two floors in the terminal. In addition, the terminal would have a multi-level car parking facility, two-wheeler parking facility, a mall, a theatre and shops in the commercial complex. He said that the bidder who would take up the project would have to hand over it to the corporation after 33 years of completion.

The Commissioner said once the government approved the proposal an expression of interest would be called to take up the project that might cost RS. 400 crore.

As Mayor Kavita Sanil gave approval for the DBFOT model on November 9, expecting that the council would not oppose it, a proposal has been placed before the special purpose vehicle (which is a company) for approving projects for Mangaluru under the smart city mission, to allow for taking up the terminal project under the same, he said. The Commissioner said that the Board of the SPV would meet on Wednesday.

The council also agreed to take up a modern market-cum-commercial complex project at Kankanady at an estimated cost of Rs. 49.50 crore. The Mayor gave in advance approval for this on November 23.

According to this proposal, Rs. 22.50 crore (45% of the project cost) would be raised as loan from the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC), Rs. 17 crore (35%) would be taken as loan from any nationalised bank and the balance Rs. 10 crore (20%) would be borne by the corporation.

The council agreed to send a proposal to the SPV for smart city mission for approving the project under the mission.

Referring to sending the proposals to the SPV, the Commissioner said that it made the formalities pertaining to the government approvals faster. In addition, as the SPV had a project management consultancy quality of the project could be maintained.
Smart City SPV clears proposal for transport hub for Namma Kudla
MANGALURU: The board of Mangalore Smart City Ltd, the SPV for Mangaluru smart city project on Wednesday cleared a proposal sent by Mangaluru City Corporation to construct the transport hub for the city near Mahavir (Pumpwell) Circle. The council of MCC on Tuesday had approved an agenda under which the transport hub will be taken up on PPP mode under the design, build, finance operate and transfer (DBFOT) mode at an estimated cost of Rs 400 crore.

The agenda was approved at the meeting that P Hemalatha, DK district in-charge secretary and chairperson of the SPV chaired. The civic body has already acquired 7.23 acres of land at 37 Maroli ward for this purpose and the main intention in routing transport hub project through the SPV is to expedite the entire process related to tendering and execution, said Shashidhar Hegde, chief whip of the ruling Congress in MCC and also a member of the board of the company.

Mohammad Nazeer, commissioner, MCC and MD of the company told TOI that the transport hub will have provision for 198 bus bays in addition to parking for two and four-wheelers. All inter, intra city bus operations will be shifted to the hub once it is operational and this will vastly decongest existing terminus near the SBI main branch for city and at the hockey ground that has been converted in to terminus for mofussil, service and inter-district bus operations.

The pre-bid meeting will see final fine tuning of the proposal which could accommodate interests of the investor while ensuring that MCC does benefit from leasing out the land to the successful bidder. The project will require the bidder to develop the road from Mahavir junction to the hub and also provide for an underpass in addition to constructing the terminal with provision for commercial complex and multi-level car parking facilities, Mayor Kavitha Sanil said.
Smart City SPV meeting approves bus terminal at Pumpwell

Is the design of Pumpwell bus terminal flexible enough to incorporate metro in future to make it multi-mode transportation hub? Is there any plan to shift State Bank city bus stop to Bunder to make Bunder also a multi-mode transportation hub of water, road & rail? If not all buses some city buses can be made to go upto Bunder by widening State Bank to Bunder road. Otherwise KSRTC can run amphibious buses from places like Ullal, Airport to State Bank via Bunder.

However I am not sure whether Mangalore need one more mall/theatre at pumpwell as closeby there will be Plama Mall. Side effect will be additional vehicle traffic as theatre is not exclusively for mass transportation system users. Why not plan for something for which bus commuters from rural places visit the core city? Need some operational research to understand commuters' needs.

Skywalk project still suffering birth pangs

Is now skywalk project part of Smart City project?

'Work on laying UG cable complete in M'luru'

Whether this is part of Smart City project? Did they complete this without digging roads or footpaths?


Here are a few smart developments across the district

Govt floats tender to provide free WiFi across the state including Mangaluru
Karnataka launches project to instal WiFi facilities in gram panchayats

MLA to make Puttur, Vitla ‘smart’ with free Wi-Fi
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66 projects approved under smart city: MCC Commissioner
Control Command Centre (CCC) in city

Nazir said that a Control Command Centre (CCC) will be set up in Mangaluru under the smart city programme. The CCC is focused on the monitoring of smart solutions. The CCTV footage, Wi-Fi enabled smart poles and air quality surveillance systems will be monitored through the CCC. The centre will be set up in the MCC building.

Also, with the installation of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), water distribution networking system will be monitored to check the volume of water from source to bulk storage at various levels. This will help to measure the exact quantity of revenue, non-revenue and wastage water, Nazir said.
Mangaluru to get 22 smart bus stop shelters under Smart Cities project
While bus shelter A will have e-toilets including interactive display and real time indicator, bus shelter B will have same features as shelter A minus e-toilet, and bus shelter C will be a smaller sized version of bus shelter B type, said Mohammad Nazeer, MD, Mangaluru Smart City Ltd.

Nazeer, also commissioner, Mangaluru City Corporation told reporters that the bus stop shelters will be constructed at cost of Rs 4.8 crore and tenders for the same opened on January 29, 2018. While bus shelter types A and B will measure 7.5 metres long and 2.2 metres wide, bus shelter type C will be 6 metres long and 2.2 metres wide. While bus shelters in core central business district areas fall under types A and B, those on the periphery will be in type C.
An artist’s impression of the bus shelter proposed at 22 locations in Mangaluru under the Smart City Mission

If that yellow floor of extra height is removed then busstop will look more safe and comfortable to walk. I also think the horizontal barrier on left side, may be there to provide strength, is disallowing free movement of commuters and pedestrians. Ghanashyam, whenever our party takes over MCC rule we have to remove all such unsafe & inconvenient features from all busstops and even create space for autobays & bicycles at the back of busstops to make them true multi-mode busstops.

Mangaluru all set to get its iconic clock tower back in modern avatar
Have a look at old and proposed new clock tower - Clock Tower will be rebuilt


Mangaluru to get its first model bus bay

Having park near bus stop is a good thing to have. But how many types of model bus stops Mangaluru is going to have? Whether anybody has listed down the facilities that should be available in a model bus stop/bay? What are compulsory facilities and what are optional facilities? For me toilet is compulsory and I also consider multi-mode features should be compulsory. Then safety, comfort all those things should be part of bus stop design. Better request some architecture school to list down all these and accept the report prepared by them as guideline for designing bus bays/stops. And even for amphibian bus bays/stops at 'floating cities'!

Alright, it is also time to come up with a plan for 'Smart Seaerotropolis Kudla' with floating townships - 10,000 seaplanes, 'floating cities' in the form of ocean cruises and electric vehicles zipping on dedicated highway lanes -- that's the future as envisioned by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. We have already talked about floating farms, floating biogas refineries, floating power plants, floating restaurants etc. That itself should lead to floating cities. Actually India, as its population is increasing drastically and land is getting lost to sea due to climate change, should had floating city programme much earlier than space programme. This is why India need more branches of NIOT to study various design issues connected with floating cities. First step for 'Mangaluru-Udupi Seaerotropolis' may be to have a floating NIOT itself! I will try to detail about Seaerotropolis (Sea+Aero+Metropolis, Seatropolis+Aerotropolis) sometime later.


Proposal finalized for smart road
The proposal of comprehensive development of Nehru Maidan smart road includes streetscape designing, beautification, landscaping, intersection redesigning and infrastructure upgrading under Smart City Mission on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode. Widening of the road, providing stainless steel bus shelter with LED displays, installation of outdoor wi-fi, e-toilets with LED, GPS connectivity, providing traffic signal poles, laying tiles, interlocks, dust bins, 180-watt LED street lights, grass lawns, planting shrubs and fixing irrigation lines and sprinklers for lawn areas. The existing structure at the A B Shetty Circle will be preserved while developing the model smart road.
Whether e-toilets will be occupying footpath like already constructed ones?

Smart bus shelters in 22 places

So, the toilet on one side of busstop on footpath. They have listened my earlier question! Pedestrians are forced to walk on busbay itself. What a smart design! Are they going to waste all Rs. 2,000 crores like this to create inconvenience to pedestrians?


Britain offers assistance in Smart City project
Dominic McAllister (British deputy high commissioner) informed that Mangaluru City Corporation is preparing the Smart City project report with assistance from British city designers and universities, during the discussion held with officials and members of the Commerce and Industries.
So, British universities are involved hence no Mangalore Institutes! British had helped us for 300 years and still helping us. So much broad-minded!


MCC approves Rs 33.25 cr under AMRUT scheme
Corpn. okays AMRUT, ADB-funded projects
Corporation special meeting clears projects worth Rs 192cr

Why AMRUT grant is not made a part of Smartcity project?

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MCC plans to build 600 houses for the poor in North City
A proposal in this regard has been sent to the government for approval. MCC has already prepared a detailed project report and the list of beneficiaries. The corporation has already started work on constructing houses for 1,100 poor families in Mangaluru South and has identified 10 acres of land in Shaktinagar for the project. The project is considered as the largest multi-storied project in the state to be developed at one stretch.

City's tallest skyscraper Planet SKS receives CRISIL seven-star rating
Architect Anand Prakash said, "This project has legal quality, financial quality and innovative quality. Planet SKS has scored high in all departments and have safeguarded the investment of the customers and assured the value. This is the only project in the state to have CRISIL seven star rating. I have witnessed from conception to completion and the concept was designed on not what people want but the way people deserved. Planet SKS is redefining luxury and lifestyle and this is the icon of luxury and impeccable quality provided to the customers,”

Greens, forest department in face-off over axing trees for new DC office
Felling trees for new DC office: Tree officer to take a call soon
Chaos at public hearing on cutting trees for office complex
Mangaluru: DC office shifting issue - pandemonium at meeting convened for objections


Foundation laid for police quarters in Mangaluru
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy laid the foundation for the police quarters to be constructed at Shakthinagara in Mangaluru. The quarters will be built at a cost of Rs 6.90 crore.
Already, more than 2,500 quarters have been completed. The work on 4,500 quarters are nearing completion and work on another 4500 quarters will be taken up during the year, he said.
930 beneficiaries to get flats under housing project in Mangaluru
'Apartment complex project prevents slums'

How much money is already released by the central and the state governments for this project?

CRISIL reaffirms Land Trades DA3+ real estate developer rating
Nirmaan Homes set to launch affordable luxury within city limits


Rs. 6.5 crores sports complex to be built in Urwa
State govt sanctions Rs 6.5 cr for indoor badminton, kabaddi stadium at Urwa


New district office complex at Padil: Activists in the lurch as Tree Authority is yet to be set up

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Startup Kudla: Education, Research & Innovations

‘Sani-tech Course for Ladies’ inaugurated at St Aloysius ITI
Kerala CM writes to PM against shifting of academy

NIT-K, NMAMIT to get innovation hub tag
Mangaluru: After the launch of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Learning (CEOL) in Mangaluru, the NITI Aayog will soon give the innovation hub tag to the premier technical institutions NIT-K, Surathkal and NMAMIT, Karkala.
This was announced during defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman's recent visit to the city to inaugurate CEOL. Apart from this, these oldest technical institutions in the coastal districts have been chosen as India's first start-up districts with incubators by the ministry of commerce and industry.

"NMAMIT, Karkala, and NIT-K, Surathkal, will jointly execute a couple of projects under this programme, while they will also execute some independent ones. Senior professors from the country's premier technical institutions will lend their support for proper execution of the projects," Karanam Uma Maheshwar Rao, director, NIT-K, Surathkal, told TOI.

The first project that NIT-K will be working on, is to make methanol as an alternative fuel, and in related areas. The ground work for it was prepared during the recently-held national conference on internal combustion engines and combustion, at the campus. It was attended by V K Saraswat, member of NITI Aayog and former chief of DRDO, and Sanjiv Singh, chairman, Indian Oil Corporation.

Speaking on having additional infrastructure for innovation and start-ups, Rao added that the recent announcement of a Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA), has additional benefits for the institute to utilize the opportunity to the maximum, where finance is not a roadblock. "We are focusing on infrastructure, wherein it houses modernized equipment, aiding in research and innovation," Rao pointed out.

Apart from an innovation hub, NMAMIT and NIT-K, Surathkal, have also been chosen as India's first start-up districts with incubators, by the ministry of commerce and industry. Connectivity (air, road, sea and rail), presence of several education institutions, state-of-art facilities, student resources and infrastructure, were key factors to get these institutions selected for the centre.

Niranjan N Chiplunkar, principal, NMAIT, said as per directions, the institution has done construction activities on a 10,000 square foot area, for the incubation centre. "We have already completed works of the administration area, which is about 2,000 square feet, and are awaiting further communication from the government in this regard," he said.

School to get tinkering lab

Dr N Shankara Adyanthaya Memorial Senior Secondary School, Nitte, has been selected for the award of grant-in-aid by the Government of India, for the establishment of an Atal Tinkering Lab at Nitte. The Atal Innovation Mission under the Government of India has selected Dr NSAM Senior Secondary School, Nitte, managed by Nitte Education Trust, Mangaluru, for the establishment of the Atal Tinkering Lab.

It is needed to create scientific temper and cultivate the spirit of curiosity and innovation among young minds, stated a release from the school. The Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) is a workspace where young minds get hands-on do-it-yourself mode and learn innovative skills. The main vision of ATL is to, 'Cultivate one million children in India as innovators'. Students get a chance to work with tools and equipment, to understand what, how and why aspects of science, technology, engineering and math.
Biodosimetry Lab, 1st in Karnataka established at K S Hegde Medical Academy
Mangaluru, 08 Jan 2018: A contract agreement was signed between the President of India, acting through and represented by the director, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a constituent laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Nitte (Deemed to be University) at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte, here, on January 3, 2018 at 12.00pm and Networking with Biodosimetry laboratory of INMAS, DRDO, New Delhi, for the establishing Biodosimetry laboratory at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Deralakatte, Mangaluru and Networking with Biodosimetry laboratory of INMAS, DRDO, New Delhi.

INMAS is a premier laboratory of the DRDO engaged in the research of basic and applied medical sciences including radioprotectors and treatment modalities for the management of radiation emergencies, endocrinology, biodosimetry, drug development and strategies for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence, Radiation counter measures, besides combat causality care. Biodosimetry Lab shall help in monitoring radiation exposure status of medical professionals, hospital staff at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University) Mangaluru and other hospitals of Karnataka state. Nineteen countries have established Biodosimetry laboratories during 2012-2014 and successfully networked. In India, there are only three laboratories including INMAS, and ours will be the fourth and the first in the state of Karnataka.

Biodosimetry lab is being established for assisting medical management of Radiation exposure. Such exposure can occur during radiation accidents and among medical professionals.

Since a single lab can only handle limited samples and in emergency the sample size will be very large. Therefore more Biodosimetry labs are needed to be established and work in network for Biodosimetry service.

Once established this lab can serve as radiation diagnostic lab for radiation over exposure among medical professional and participate in building national and international capacity of Biodosimetry service for handling medical radiation energy. This diagnostic information will also help in prediction of short term and long term health consequences of radiation exposure.

INMAS is a premier laboratory of the DRDO engaged in the research of basic and applied medical sciences including radioprotectors and treatment modalities for the management of radiation emergencies, endocrinology, biodosimetry, drug development and strategies for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence, Radiation counter measures, besides combat causality care. Biodosimetry Lab shall help in monitoring radiation exposure status of medical professionals, hospital staff at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte (Deemed to be University) Mangaluru and other hospitals of Karnataka state. Nineteen countries have established Biodosimetry laboratories during 2012-2014 and successfully networked. In India, there are only three laboratories including INMAS, and ours will be the fourth and the first in the state of Karnataka.
Biodosimetry lab to come up at KSHEMA

Mount Carmel Central School chosen by central govt for Atal Tinkering Lab

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Syndicate Bank announces diploma course in banking, finance - The diploma course will be offered at Nitte Education International Pvt Ltd. (NEIPL) Greater Noida / Mangalore
Canara Bank Invites Applications For PO Recruitment Through PGDBF Course
This one year, residential, full-time PGDBF course will be conducted either at Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru campus or NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd. Mangaluru campus.
What happened to 'School of Finance & Analytics'? Whether ex-miniters's son is contesting for 2019 Loksabha seat or not? I think the district body of the party should request him for this so that he will work for bringing 'School of Finance & Analytics' to the district with full enthusiasm.

20th NAIN in the State at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management in Mangaluru inaugurated
IT, BT and Tourism Department principal secretary inaugurated the New Age Incubation Network NAIN at the Sahyadri
Incubation network

Gaurav Gupta said that the government has been widening the incubation network, spreading across the entire state. The incubation centres meant for start-ups will promote the students in providing solution to the problems such as traffic, wastewater management, sanitation, plant diseases and health care. These centres will have a tie-up with institutions like NITK. There are 7,000 start-ups at present and 20,000 start-ups are planned (in the state?) for the next five years.

Gaurav Gupta inaugurated the New Age Incubation Network NAIN at the Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management on the occasion. The centre will focus on projects such as awareness programmes on cleanliness, cost effective precast toilet for rural Karnataka, computer-aided diagnosis for early detection of breast cancer, freshness analysis of sea fish, hydrophonic agriculture system and so on. Pre - ideation workshops, mentoring, incubation and start-up programmes will be conducted in this regard. Faculty from the department concerned and an industry expert will provide guidance to students. Karnataka Government provides support up to three years in the initial stage.
NMAMIT gets in-house developed placement app

'Aquatic bacteria pose threat to aquatic animals'
Nitte University organizes Int’l workshop on Vibrios in 1 health

A J Institute Dental Sciences hosts dental exhibition and intercollegiate competition on dental models

This is very important for realization of Medical Hobby Theme Park. Ghanshyam, so far we were thinking only you and me are interested in Hobby Theme Park. What kind of stupids are we!

In Karnataka, a ‘maths lab’ helps students top the numbers game
He (Yakub Koyyur) said the lab has around 80 models related to various mathematical concepts. Asked how he visualised and developed the models, he said that as a teacher he would observe students and experts from the field and drew inspiration from other personalities in the region.
Inspired by the Nada model, around 10 high schools in the State have taken suggestions from Koyyur and have established the maths labs.
Prestige International School & PU College to organise ‘Edu Expo’ on Jan 20, 21
The main purpose of this expo is for the development of the unaided schools of rural area, by offering them the necessary guidance for the overall development of the school.
SJEC recognised as 'Transformational Leader in Engineering Education'

123 teams make The Hindu Science Festival lively
Smart car and smart bed projects bag the top prize

Great if this project leads to a adjustable bed which distributes pressure uniformly across body and then avoids pressure on paining parts of patient. And could lead to leisure mattress also.

Meet on disastermanagement
NITK to host national conference on disaster management

More than 50 percent of state's chemical inventory in Mangaluru? But no 'Indian Institute of Hazard/Disaster Management & Informatics'! अन्याय, घोर अन्याय, तुलुअप्पेन उडल्गु तू दीद् उपशमनगु व्यवस्थे मल्पन्दिन महाशये एर्?

Research scholars trying to outsmart anti-plagiarism software

PG Diploma in Finance, Banking Technology

Hope preparation work for 'School of Finance & Analytics' going on smoothly. Which institute can teach 'BFSI Electronics' in Tulunadu? Why can't Mangaluru MP talk with BFSI Sector Skill Council of India? Whether BFSI is a part of trainings offered by 'Entrepreneurship Training Centre' proposed by skill development ministry? Syndicate Bank has SBERTC in IIT Kanpur.

Post Graduate Medical college with focus on research being initiated by Central University of Kerala

Fantastic that we are getting this in Kasargod. Kasargod can also join us for medical tourism. Why Kerala government is not considering Kasargod for seaplane manufacturing despite HAL presence there?

St Aloysius BEd College holds research workshop
Workshop on inland and ornamental fish culture

Very soon, Alva’s college will have ‘Birthday Vana’

Ghanashyam, do you remember we used to play 'Marakoti Ata' (मरकोति आट) on our birthdays during our school times? Oh nostalgia! Where are those old cashewnut trees? Mangaluru is now importing cashewnuts paying 5% import duty!

Research Material Science & Biophysics

‘Industries should form mutual aid groups to exchange knowledge, face disasters’
It is better that groups of similar industries in Mangaluru region form mutual aid groups along the lines of other States to exchange knowledge and assistance during disasters, A.R. Vijayendra, Additional Director, Department of Factories and Boilers, said.
M. Venkatesh, Director (Refinery), MRPL, suggested the setting up of a Safety Chair at NITK that could assist the government and industries on framing policies and coming out with new techniques in safety management.
More than 50% of hazardous chemicals used by industries across the State are present in Dakshina Kannada alone, said M.B. Sudatta, Dean (Academics), NITK. As such, adequate and proper safety culture has to be created, he said adding that NITK would always play a vital role in this regard. Conference chairman G. Sriniketan said risk and safety management should be introduced as a subject or at least certain concept of safety has to be brought in school curriculum.
Not only safety chair for chemical hazards ('Hazardous Materials Analytics') but Mangaluru needs 'Indian Institute of Hazard & Disaster Management & Informatics' (IIHDMI) to address all types of hazards including environmental & climate change hazards, water hazards, earthquake hazards, disease/biological hazards, mechanical hazards, radiational hazards (Kaiga), maritime hazards, occupational hazards, ergonomic hazards etc. Related to health we have Biodosimetry Lab & then there is CHD Group working on public health centric policy. We need to strengthen them by having an institute capable of doing methodological hazard & disaster studies with computational modeling/simulation capabilities on disease/biological hazards & disaster management. We can club this model with Microclimate Model of the city for proper urban/rural planning addressing various hazard & disaster management aspects. Finally 'Alupa Enterprise' should be a unified model of everything. (I renamed 'Tulunadu Enterprise' as 'Alupa Enterprise' to expand its territory).

I think recent visit of HRD minister was a total failure and did not bring any R&D and training institute to Mangalore. We require a NOTA campaign for IIPE, IIHDMI & IMU/NIOT/CSMCRI.

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