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Startup Kudla: Education, Research & Innovations

Summarizing proposed and suggested Educational Institutes versus Industries (shown in flower brackets) for Tulunadu.
  • CIPET {Plastic Park}.
  • NIELIT {Electronics Park, IT Park}.
  • Entrepreneurship Training Centre.
  • Nano & Additive Manufacturing Incubation Centre {Nano Park, Belapu}.
  • Indian Institute of Hazard & Disaster Management & Informatics.
  • Central Institute of Biotextile & Technical Textile Engineering & Technology
  • Biotextile & Technical Textile Incubation Centre {Textile Park at Shibaroor}.
  • Central Institute of Pulp & Paper Engineering & Technology {Seaweed based Pulp & Paper Park}.
  • Indian Institute of Logistics (or Maritime Transportation & Logistics Informatics mentioned in post #353 of page #18).
  • Central Institute of Tools & Additive Manufacturing or CMTI (can be combined with Institute of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence or Institute of Automation & Analytics mentioned in post #353 of page #18).
  • All 'Computational & Data Science' & Management schools/institutes listed earlier in post #353 of page #18.

  • Health Knowledge City at Kaup, Udupi.
    • National Institute of Siddha.
    • NIPER as listed in #303 of page #16.
    • BEERI as listed in #303 of page #16 and 'Regulatory & Legal Issues & Management' should include 'Regulatory Informatics' ('Legal Informatics' may not be a specialized subject for biomedical domain) and even other management subjects can include informatics. Also 'Medical Tourism Management & Informatics' can be added here from 'School of Tourism & Analytics'.
    • Other private institutes & laboratories.
    {Medical Devices Park (with Plastic, Steel Park, Machine Tools Park etc), Pharmaceuticals Park (Allopathy & AYUSH), Medical Electronics & IT Park}

  • Chemicals & Energy Knowledge City, between MRPL & UPCL.{Chemical, Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Desalination, Energy & Renewable Energy industries}

  • Karnad Sadashiva Rao Marine Knowledge City, at Mulki.
    • IMU.
    • NIOT.
    • CSMCRI {seaweed biogas, seaweed fertilizer, seaweed to ammonia - 1,2,3, seaweed pulp & paper - 4,5,6, seaweed fabric - 7,8,9, seaweed bioplastic - 10,11,12, seaweed cosmetics & pharmaceuticals - 13,14,15, seaweed food}.
    • Seaweed Industries Incubation Centre
    • Institute of Marine Biotechnology.
    • Marine Biotech Innovation/Incubation Centre.
    • School of Marine Pharmacognosy (or with NIPER).
    • Other private institutes & laboratories.
    {Marine Biotech Park, Ocean Engineering & Technology Park, Shipyards, Boatyards, Seaweed based industrial clusters}.

  • 'Kukke Subrahmanya University of Rural Studies' {1} funded & managed by Kukke Subrahmanya Temple at Puttur
    • School of Rural Planning & Development
    • School of Rural Administration
    • School of Rural Health Management & Informatics
    • School of Rural Water Management & Informatics
    • School of Rural Environment Management & Informatics
    • School of Rural Economy Management & Informatics - Agroeconomy, textile & apparel economy, cottage & hadicraft economy etc
    • School of Community & Cooperative Society Studies, Management & Informatics {1,2,3}
    • School of Rural Employment & Human Resources Management & Informatics
    • School of Rural Educational Management & Informatics
    • Institute of Tribal Studies & Research
    • Institute of Rural Electrification, Management & Informatics
    • Institute of Rural Fuel Management & Informatics (biogas for cooking etc)
    • Institute of Agriculture, Agroservices, Farming & Food Processing Engineering & Technology
    • Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding
    • Horticulture College (affiliated to a Horticulure University)
    • Floriculture College & Landscaping (affiliated to a Horticulure University)
    • Aquaculture College? (affiliated to a Agriculture University)
    • Dairy Farming College (affiliated to a Agriculture University)
    • Agroforestry College (affiliated to a Agriculture University)
    {SAZ with Food Processing, Coconut Park, Agriculture Equipments Park, Agriculture & Farming}

  • 'Mukambika University of Hindu Religious Studies' funded & managed by Kollur Temple at Kundapura {1,2}
    • School of Vedic Studies
    • School of Vedic Sciences & Mathematics {Mind Science - 1-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, Vimana, 13,14}
    • School of Agamic Studies
    • School of Hindu Folk Religious Studies
    • School of Advaitha Philosophy at Kollur or Shringeri
    • School of Dvaitha Philisopy at Udupi
    • School of Jain Philosophy at Moodbidre
    • School of Buddhism Studies
    • Natha Pantha Study Centre at Kadri
    • Science of Reincarnation Study Centre {1-2,3,4}
    • Priest Training College
    • School of Food Science & Nutrition {Citra-sakapupa-bhakshya-vikara-kriya,2,3}
    • School of Temple Management & Informatics
    • School of Socioreligious & Charity Management & Informatics
    • Pilgrimmage & Spiritual Tourism Management & Informatics as a part of School of Tourism & Analytics at Mangaluru or Udupi.
    • School of Religious & Temple History/Archaeology
    • School of Temple Music & Performing Arts
    • Institute of Temple Arts, Crafts (including Idols, Poojawares) & Sculpture at Karkal {Kalas}
    • Institute of Temple/Vaastu Engineering & Architecture {Vaastu - 1,2-3-4-5-6,7,8,9}
    • Museum of Hindu Arts, Crafts & Sculptures at Kollur
    {Pilgrimmage & Spiritual Tourism, Temple Construction, Idols, Crafts & Poojaware from Home Manufacturing {1,2,3,4}, Religious/Indology Literature Publishing, Charity}

    I have not included 'Spiritual Healing' {Spiritual Science / Metaphysics - 1,2,3} as it is already taught in Mangalore University as 'Yoga Prana Vidya and Healing'. Similarly Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali are not there as there is a separate proposal to establish them in a nearby place.

    What I am interested from 'School of Vedic Sciences & Mathematics' is to do comparative research studies on Modern Sciences and Upanishadic Sciences. (Note that here Vedic Mathematics is not the one misquoted as so but the real one with algebra, trignometry etc). My interest is whether it is possible to develop modern mathematical Theory of everything exactly as explained in Upanishads. (Mathematics to be used is Modern Mathematics). Note that although current physics theories have so many resemblances with upanishads & newage religions they are not exactly the same. {1,2,3,4,5,scienceandnonduality}. To develop such a modern theoretical interpretation of upanishadic thoughts we need in depth knowledge of mathematics, physics, biology etc. Let us explore whether one of philosophical school is right or all of them are right. Let us seek! Seeking is what the basic vedic thought. Building such a core science & mathematics team is always useful to the country though some intellectuals may be sceptical about the goal. Anyway they are sceptical about temple rituals itself still we are spending temple money on temple rituals so why to bother about them on this one?

    The philosophical schools should contribute towards 'spiritual cruise tourism' as I have posted already. By arrangement with cruiseliners courses could be conducted both while travelling and in university by say dividing as preliminary and advanced. And Crafts, Sculpture & Idol Manufacturing places are also of tourist interest.

    There could be educational crash courses of one month, two months, six months duration etc. Some of schools like School of Vedic Sciences & Mathematics or School of Temple History Studies could be pure research schools without any teaching staff.

    First stage for starting 'University of Rural Studies' and 'University of Hindu Religious Studies' is to prepare course material & get UGC approval.

Along with this the following societies/committees can be formed.
  • Seaweed Cultivation & Processing Co-operative Society.
  • Arts, Crafts & Sculpture Home Industries Co-operative Sciety.
  • Community Planning & Community-based design (Ward committee, village committee etc).

There is scope for artificial intelligence with informatics (in fact with management & everything else).

The state government should immediately hand over 200 acres each at Puttur & Kundapura to both temples to start universities. If it wishes it can charge the same price at which it confiscated temple lands at various locations of DK for various development works. One of the goal should be convert back temples as charity centres which were they before British colonizers took over their rule.

Mangaluru MP is now silent on NIELIT. Why at least he tell us whether the state government has allocated land for it or not?

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‘Industries should form mutual aid groups to exchange knowledge, face disasters’

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.
Forgot to mention about Medical Devices - {1,2} which is what Tulunadu should be aiming for. It is fine to incubate a knowledge group at NITK initially just for Chemical Industries. But in five years time it should become an independent institute - 'Indian Institute of Hazard & Disaster Management & Informatics' addressing all fields of interest to Mangaluru Port Region & its Hinterland.

Sorry once again, forgot to mention marine/maritime risks {2,3,4,5,6}. And Mangaluru can also develop competency in Software Risk Management {1,2,3,4,5,6}.

Another Bellandur in the making in Mangaluru?

Even this one needs thorough Root Cause Analysis. Without any doubt everyone knows that the root cause is to supply petroleum products to the parched city. If you think that once it becomes electrical vehicles city problem will be solved then you are wrong. The electrical city needs electrical power from thermal power plants.

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Flower show begins at Kadri Park
Diving into the deep
Scuba diving takes off in Mangaluru with the identification of three spots close to the city

There is a new adventure on the coast. Just a year ago, scuba diving was restricted to just one spot at Nethrani island, 19 nautical miles from Bhatkal. It was only accessible to foreigners who frequented Goan beaches. Though Nethrani is still the preferred scuba diving centre for its coral reef, scuba diving will become more accessible according to beach tourism experts.

“We have chosen three spots within the 15 to 20 kilometre radius from the city,” says Yathish Baikampady of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project. The dives would be at 20 to 25 fathoms deep in the Arabian Sea. It is a one-day outing.”

On the importance of having scuba diving spots close to the city, Ranjit Punja, a world class scuba diving trainer, says, “All scuba diving centres must have a good urban connectivity which we have in plenty in Mangaluru.

Since this is a lifestyle sport, it has to be well-connected offline and online; there should be fun night life, good dining and stay options.”

The centres in Karwar (Uttara Kannada) Kaup (Udupi) and now in Mangaluru gives a boost to scuba diving in coastal Karnataka. In the past, scuba diving was only available in Goa and in Havelock in Andaman Islands. “It used to be so expensive to go there and each expedition used to cost me a bomb. I am excited that I can dive close to home,” says Anita, a scuba diving enthusiast of the city.

“Scuba diving in Mangaluru will be on two levels — training level and try diving, also called Discovery Scuba Dive (DSD),” says Punja. “Under the DSD model, people can go on an expedition guided by a diver certified by the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) from Australia.
INTACH to open new chapters in Mangalore, Palakkad in Feb
A non-profit organisation established in 1984 and headquartered in New Delhi, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) works on protection, conservation and promotion of tangible and intangible heritage.
Mangalore is dotted with ancient Hindu temples and several colonial-era buildings besides churches dating back to 16th century.
'Hakki Habba' begins in Mangaluru from today
Wings on water , see the sea birds

Kambala organized on Sunday on the banks of the Nethravati river at Jappinamogaru

INTACH chapters in Mangalore - the eleventh in Karnataka

Following the turtle trail in coastal Karnataka

Ullal beach festival on February 10, 11

Construction of Beach Resort and Golf Course - Incomplete Applications

Owl be watching you! Hilarious photo shows bird peeping out of a trunk in India
Bird festival starts on a grand note
Karnataka to prepare action plan to protect Great Indian Bustard

Whether captive breeding centre will be setup in Pilikula like Kota?

India Exempts Biometric Enrolment to Promote Cruise Tourism

Saalumara Timmakka Tree Park in Birumala Gudde
Install statue of Rani Abbakka in Mangaluru, Ullal: Deve Gowda

SC order: Temporary respite for Kambala organisers

Happy 'tern' of events for birders
“The birders were happy to find pelagic birds like Arctic skua and masked booby. But we did not spot shearwaters, storm petrels and bridled tern​s. We are expecting these birds to begin their migration during this month. The presence of arctic skuas and gulls indicates a good number of fish population. We sighted tropicbirds last month, and were hoping to see them, but none of the teams got to see it,” Shivashankar said.

The birders also spotted a lot of dolphins.

Dr S Shishupala, professor Microbiology, Davangere University, said, for people from other than coastal areas, pelagic birding is an excellent experience to record the birds in open sea. “We could get many gulls- brown headed, black headed and terns. There were interesting sights- like a bird resting on a swimming turtle. It gave me a different perspective.”
Swimmers train in Sydney on advanced life saving skills, beach rescue
The Lightning Bronze Medallion Course that they underwent provided them with in-depth knowledge of hazard identification, risk control, resuscitation techniques, performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), patient management techniques, patient retrieval with and without equipment and performing radio communications. Silver Medallion Beach Management course included advanced search and rescue techniques covering both day and night, executing complex patient rescue and demonstrating recovery. Beach management also included complete beach surveillance, managing rescue recovery requirement and preparing for the rescue, excelling the effectiveness of team, responding to the casualties, building up leadership qualities, undertaking work activities, setting performance requirements and maintaining team performance, communicating with management and management of aquatic spinal injuries.
Kumarswamy, see this is so scientific. Hope you will also save us scientifically from drowning in Yettinahole.

Govt okays tourism dept's house boat, floating canteen proposals

Which bugger didn't give permission to set up Urban Haaths in Coastal Karnataka and North Karnataka?

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Now, eco-activists' NOTA to Netravathi diversion
Sand transportation goes on illegally
Another Bellandur in the making in Mangaluru?

Mangalore University Campus to sport a lake soon - And another 10 acres lake in new plot

DC sets up committee to probe pollution of the Gurupur River
Phalguni pollution: Panel formed to find solution
Sewage network issue rocks council meeting

Pollution of Gurupur River: MCC commissioner warns contractors
MCC warns against letting out sewage into Phalguni, SWDs

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Extension of the previous post.

‘10 cities in state most polluted’

Useless union budget 2018. Nothing for NMCC Karnataka! Favouring the capital city region where this party gets a countable number of seats only.

Bengaluru gets 17,000 crore reasons to cheer the Budget
Why Bengaluru's suburban rail is now a political project

Trains, science and tech R&D a boost for Bengaluru
First defence corridor will connect Chennai and Bengaluru: Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget 2018

We want Goa-Belgaum-Gulbarga-Vishakhapatnam Defence Corridor to be given priority.

This is a typical case of a party ditching the people (people of NMCC-Karnataka) who have created a base for it in South India by joining hands with the real estate mafia of the capital city of Karnataka. Let NMCC Karnataka unite and vote against the union budget 2018 in this assembly election!

At least this one has better things for NMCC Karnataka.

18 institutes selected for biotechnology skill development course

When will AICC president reveal his formula to resolve Mahadayi dispute?

A few journalists are asking how 'Gulbarga University' can get eminence status when it has not even applied for it? My answer is just like the capital city of Karnataka included in smartcity list through a special category called 'capital cities' Gulbarga University can be considered under special category. All three regions of India with special status should get one eminent university each under this category.

A few politicians are telling that Gulbarga is a small city to have such infrastructure. My answer is world class universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, MIT all are in small cities. Boston's population is just 6 lakhs but have so many world class universities around it. And secondly, we want a big city for Hyderabad-Karnataka region.
Tulunadu had paved the red carpet for 'arrival' of this party to South India and now we will show the 'departure' gate. These parties are just interested in developing the capital city region. This is dangerous for Tulunadu. Tuluvas have to defeat both the ruling parties (union & state) and vote for the party whose chief-minister candidate has already raised his voice against Yettinahole project. Don't press NOTA but defeat both the parties.

Temples excited about Rahul Gandhi's Karnataka visit

Whether there will be a rally against Yettinahole or a Bandh during this visit? By the way, I did not know that there is a Mangalore District.

District administration sets goal on zero permits in CRZ areas by April

Sad that this government is giving a free hand to sand mafia!

Gurupur river pollution: Deputy commissioner awaits CMFRI report

Malavoor dam could have reduced oxygen concentration in Phalguni: DC
Experts blame Maravoor dam for Phalguni river contamination

Oh My Ghanshyam, please demolish all dams!

Purified seawater to Mangaluru: Team to Chennai
Transforming sea water into fresh one - city team to visit Chennai
Like many other cities, Mangaluru has often encountered shortage of water particularly during summer months, although it is in a better position as compared to other cities in the state as far as drinking water supply is concerned. The level of water at Thumbe dam has been risen to six metres this year. It is being claimed that the city will not face shortage of water during this summer. However, many feel that any shortfall in rain, execution of Yettinahole project, and entry of new industries will have adverse impact on the drinking water supply situation here.

A few cities and also mega projects located nearer to the city have done experiments with reverse osmosis system to get potable water by treating sea water. Sensing that this could provide a lasting solution to the water shortage problem, a team has been deputed to Chennai to get on hand experience about advantages and disadvantages of such a project and practicability of installing a plant to convert saline water into fresh water in the city.
City corporation commissioner, Mohammed Nazeer, said that around Rs 871 crore has been set aside in the budget for processing sea water to tackle water shortage encountered in the city during summer months and that the current visit is to assess the possibility of processing sea water in the city.
Rs. 871 crores means 100 MLD which can cater to 15 lakh people. Read Jayalalithaa inaugurates Rs 871 cr desalination plant. Where are 15 lakh people in Mangaluru now?

For industries I think MRPL is already constructing a desalination plant of 50 MLD at Tannirbhavi which is enough for its future expansion and other industries planned in MSEZ. Even UPCL is mooting of a desalination plant. Mulki, Surathkal region can be supplied water from Shambhavi river & UPCL desalination plant. Harekala/Adyar dam is mooted for Ullal region. Many more dams are going to be constructed on Netravati for waterway project. These dams can release water to Mangaluru whever there is water shortage. I am sure that these dams are enough for feeding more than 20 lakh people till year 2050. Other dams along Mangaluru-Udupi belt can feed another 20 lakh people in this belt. Where is the need for extra desalination plants?

As far as Phalguni pollution, which is said to be because of Maravoor dam, only solution is to stop releasing all types of polluted water into it whether it is domestic or industrial.

Why did the government allocated Rs. 871 crores for desalination plant in a hurry and just Rs. 200 crores for Pashchima Vahini? The government has all the money for Yettinahole but no money for Pashchima Vahini. Even if you forget that the government is not even releasing money for land acquisition needed for Tumbe dam. Isn't the desalination plant for taking water to Yettinahole?

Here are some old news links.

Desalination plant in city may become a reality as MRPL shows interest
He told The Hindu that the MRPL had proposed to set up 50 MLD (million litre per day) capacity plant at an estimated cost of Rs. 200 crores. It had sought 10 acres for it in Tannirbavi area. A proposal to this had been submitted to Karnataka Udyog Mitra.
Is seawater desalination the answer?
Karnataka may build new city to decongest Bengaluru
Urban development minister R Roshan Baig told reporters on Tuesday that the city will be developed on 11,000 acres of abandoned mining land in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), around 100 km from Bengaluru. To meet the drinking water needs of the city, desalination plants will be set up and sea water from Mangaluru will be brought to KGF through Yettinahole project pipelines.
Karnataka has also proposed four desalination plants at a cost of Rs 3,500 crore. These plants will be established in Udupi (Rs 735.30 crore), Mangaluru (Rs 2,533.61 crore), Saligrama (Rs 76.71 crore) and Kundapura ( Rs 154.42 crore) with the joint venture of Israel-based IDE and Vagas of Indian firm. This apart, six clusters, including Devenahalli, Doddaballapur, Harohalli, Dobbespet and Bidadi around Bengaluru will be developed as satellite towns.
Obviously this project is a part of the bigger project to take water through Yettinahole and not for Mangaluru. We don't need any projects around the parched city as I have already posted here.

Do we need such desalination plants to spoil our sea & kill our marinelife by increasing salinity level of the sea? (Even IISc professor who suggested sea reservior said desalination plants are deadly for marinelife! Read earlier posts & news links.) It is pitty that our own selfish elected representatives for their political gains are compromising on our marine ecology. Let us unite and defeat these politicians in the coming election.

Yuva Brigade to clean river Nandini

Enough opportunities to process sea water

The team studied everything except where the process water is released back into the sea and what was effect on marine life. Without doing this they are giving a rosy picture! These parties want free Netravati water to be looted by the real estate mafia of the parched city and Tuluvas to pay for processing sea water! Look how they are telling Chennai is supplying desalinated water free of cost as if these politicians are going to pay from their personal pockets for desalinating sea water!

Now whoever wants to defeat this party the task has become easy. Fishing community is a decisive community in the elections! Just needs to create awareness among them on side effects of desalination plants on marine life and hence their livelihood.

Look at this report.

World's first desalination unit off Ennore coast
NIOT to build India’s first offshore desal plant near Chennai coast
CHENNAI: Scientists from city-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) will build the country's first offshore desalination plant about 40km from the Chennai coast with a capacity of about 10 million litres of water per day, said the director of the institute Satheesh C Shenoi.

A detailed project report for the plant, which is estimated to cost ?2,000 crore, has been submitted to the Centre for approval. Designed and built by NIOT scientists, the plant will come up off the shores of Ennore.

"Buiding the offshore plant involves a lot of engineering challenges, and the design is complex," said Shenoi, adding, "The plant can be scaled up for more capacity if required."

"The design for the offshore plant is ready. The project will be part of the deep ocean mission estimated to cost ?10,000 crore, which will be launched in March 2018," said M Rajeevan Nair, secretary, ministry of earth sciences on the sidelines of a one-day workshop on harnessing energy from the oceans.

'Existing plants dump concentrated brine in sea, harm marine life'

At present, Chennai has two desal plants each in Nemmili and Minjur with a combined capacity of 210 MLD and two more are planned with a total capacity of 550 MLD.

The plant will operate on the indigenously developed low temperature thermal desalination (LTTD), a lowcost and environment friendly technology to get potable water. The technology is based on the temperature difference in seawater at different depths.

To begin with, the plant will be diesel powered. But, eventually, scientists are hoping to operate the plant with electricity generated through Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Technology (OTEC).

The technology will drastically cut down on the operating cost of the plant. OTEC, which generates electricity using the ocean's thermal gradient, will soon be tested in a desal plant to be built in Kavaratti, Lakshadweep. An OTEC test lab was also launched in NIOT on Monday to optimise the technology.

Scientists said the existing plants in Chennai operate on reverse osmosis tec hnology, which deposits highly concentrated brine in the sea, harming marine life.

The LTTD technology studied by NIOT works on the temperature difference between the surface water and the deep waters of the sea. The warmer surface water is evaporated at a low pressure and the resulting vapour is then condensed using the colder deep sea water to get purified water.

"We have to go 40 km from the coast to find the required depth for intake of deep sea cold water required for the process, since Chennai has shallow waters," Nair said.

Purnima Jalihal, head, energy and freshwater programme, said, "The capital for the proposed plant is high only because of the offshore component. The aim is to have the desal plant powered by OTEC, which will drastically bring down the cost. We also need not carry diesel from the shore to the plant to operate it."

NIOT will set up six more desal plants in Amini, Chetlet, Kadamath, Kalpeni, Kiltan and Andrott islands of Lakshadweep apart from the three that are currently operational.
Desalination by LTTD process

What it means is offshore desalination plant, with least effect on marine life, with 10 MLD capacity costs Rs. 2000 crores. So, 100 MLD will cost around Rs. 20,000 crores. Only adavantage Mangaluru has is sea is not shallow like Chennai so you need not go to 40 km from the coast to find the required depth for intake of deep sea cold water.

By the way, NITK should conduct thorough Risk Analysis on marine life even for proposed 50 MLD desalination plants of MRPL & UPCL and suggest hazard mitigation measures. 04.05 IMPACT ON MARINE RESOURCES (page 206).

Mayor to write to CM for setting up seawater desalination plant in city

From the news it looks like this plant and the plant proposed by MRPL are one and the same. But 50 MLD is sufficient for industries. We don't want desalination plants of huge capacities. Where are they planning to release the brine water? Let them take it to the parched city through a small pipeline and supply to real estate mafia and their puppet politicians so that they can use it for cooking, bathing etc and their puppet politicians here also can use it. And, when will the mayor write to the CM to release money for the new Tumbe dam land acquisition?

And here is a good news from neighbouring district Chikkamagaluru. I had wished for such a research centre along with urban eco park at Pilikula.

Water research station to come up in Chikkamagaluru

Sewage main lines to be replaced at a cost of Rs. 93 cr.
MCC gets Rs 593 cr for water, UGD works

All about ADB loans & Amrut. Where is money for land acquisition from Tume dam evacuees from the state government?

So, no improvements in Mangrove forests in DK & Udupi
Jatha on coastal shores in Udupi today

Unhindered sand mining in Netravati bed: District Administration is sitting dead

Ghanashyam, isn't this because of your blessings on real estate mafia of the parched city?

Cauvery verdict Live: CM Siddaramaiah welcomes SC order increasing Karnataka’s share of water

Will they now at least cancel Yettinahole project?

I am interested in knowing whether following things can create a strong case against Yettinahole along with other reasons like water availability etc.
  1. Cauvery verdict.
  2. Usage of water available locally in the parched region for agriculture and industries while other parts of Karnataka are forced to import industrial & agricultural products from this region. For excample, DK has to import vegetables from this region. Hence wastage of energy & pollution from transportation.
  3. The region can easily divert some of lands like floriculture to solar plants hence not disturbing the economy of farmers.
  4. Over urbanization of the parched region neglecting the needs of urbanization/industrialization in other regions of Karnataka. Unnecessary migration of people from other parts of Karnataka to the parched region.
  5. Inequitable/non-inclusive growth of Karnataka with regional imbalances.
  6. Plan for desalination plants which will spoil marine life. (see reverse osmosis x LTTD evidence from Chennai above).
  7. Clubbing of Yettinahole with Mahadayi and giving a common judgement.

If Mangaluru MP, who is opposing Yettinahole, with his supporters files a fresh case against Yettinahole with all points keeping in over all economical & ecological sustainability, equitable growth of Karnataka then definitely people of DK can turn in his favour again. Otherwise we have to take refuge in Kumarswamy. I don't think it would be difficult for a man who prepared such a good 'medical tourism' plan to prepare a strong case against Yettinahole. Please remember that Supreme Court gave judgement in favour of Delhi BRTS after considering all ecological & economical consideration even though lower court judgements went against it. (Why BRTS failed in Delhi is a planning issue).

'Modi to make 5 visits to State'
Rahul to tour DakshinaKannada, Udupi in March

So Tuluvas will have two extra holidays in March 2018.

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Mangalore can also follow this model - Raipur’s Innovative Idea Is Helping Its Elderly Citizens Fight Loneliness!. But where are gardens? Instead whether we can have in places like lake sides after revival or temples?

Central Command Centre: Rs. 2 crores extended building in MCC Campus

Smart City project to restore Century-old Mangaluru municipality building
The building with an area of 6000 Sqft approximately, is in a dilapidated condition at present, but the proud building is still standing strong near the Old Port at Bunder. It also reminds the rich culture and heritage of Mangaluru and it remains as a heritage structure. Hence, the MSCL has invited views and suggestions from citizens for the restoration of the building and its premises.
He (Mangalore City Corporation commissioner and MSCL managing director Mohammed Nazeer) added that the Old Deputy Commissioner's Office building located near the present DC office will be developed as an Art Gallery under the Smart City project.
Congestion tax mooted to reduce private vehicles
Under ERP, vehicles entering identified city areas would be made to pay a price electronically. The move would discourage owners of private vehicles entering the city and encourage use of public transport, he said. It would also improve pedestrian safety with those walking getting more space to move on, Mr. Senthil said.
Private vehicles may have to pay for entering M’luru
Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannad district administration is mulling introducing the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system followed in Singapore in Mangaluru city to address the issue of traffic rush during peak hours.

Under ERP system, private vehicle owners have to pay certain amount to enter the city during peak hours. The amount will be deducted from e-wallets of the drivers of the vehicles or the owners.
I think Singapore ERP is not for entering Singapore city per se but for entering busy roads within the city. It is for entering from any part of the city to 'congested parts' of the city.

Rural people depend upon urban areas for so many things like hospital, shopping, entertainment etc. We can not connect every village by mass transportation system to the city with good frequency. I think imprudent ERP will make rural life much more costly. May lead to further urbanization. Before implementing this system we have to study how ERP system has affected rural areas. I could not find any research article on this. Singapore, where ERP is implemented, is 100% Urban Country. So, we have no away to compare Singapore with Dakshina Kannada (DK). And what is successful in Singapore may not yield good results in DK where both urban and rural population exists in equiproportion. (Anyway one of side effect mentioned in wikipedia is increased traffic in small roads to avoid ERP in main roads). In fully urbanized Singapore it is very easy to connect each part of the city by public transportation with good frequency but it is not possible to provide same to DK villages. Of course, whenever we plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) we should see that maximum number of urban facilities are available in each TOD node/centre so to reduce unnecessary travel.

I think other measures like improved public transportation system, non-motorised transport (NMT) and other means of discouragement of personal vehicles usage within city are more important then restricting rural personal vechicles entering city. GPS in every vehicle is a option. ('Rights groups' may argue for 'right to privacy'). The price should be less for vecicles entering from regions (rural areas) where frequency of availability of mass transportation system is less. Software application has to take care of this by considering starting and ending points of the vehicle. Otherway is to have good bus terminal (a multimode terminal) at entry points of the city with good frequency to internal parts of the city and parking place for private vehicles integrated to bus terminal. Further if we make Shopping, Entertainment, Hospital available nearby this terminal (terminal at periphery of the city) it may reduce flow of traffic from outside to core area of city. For example, instead of pumpwell terminal we may have to prefer Padil terminal with all facilities for rural people but as a side effect this may lead to urban traffic to Padil. Developing a 'computational model' for this may be useful but may not be perfect due to missing real-world factors in simulation.

Please outsource all neccessary software development works to a Mangaluru based company only!

Smart technology for smartcity: Variable message signage system

Hubballi-Dharwad is far behind in implementing the smart city project when compared with Mangaluru: Pralhad Joshi, MP

Any Mangaloreans believe in this statement?

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BDIL launches second of five interceptor boats for Coast Guard from Panambur shipyard

Mangalore Refinery And Petrochemicals standalone net profit rises 71.23% in the December 2017 quarter

Profit rises but no committment to develop training and R&D infrastructure in Mangaluru through 'Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy' or 'Indian Institute of Hazard & Disaster Management & Informatics'.

After seafood processing companies like Authentic Ocean Treasure, Ulka Seafoods we now have Gadre Marine Export & Yashaswi Fish Meal and Oil company getting ready to open their factory at MSEZ.

MSEZ Annual Report
The Company has leased land to 12 Units in the SEZ. Presently, 4 companies viz ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL), Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL), JBF Petrochemicals Limited (JBFPL) and Cardolite Specialty Chemicals India LLP(Cardolite) has already commenced its operations, while the other 8 entities are in the process of setting up units in the SEZ and are in different stages of implementation. The 8 entities are Syngene International Ltd (Syngene) (a subsidiary of M/s Biocon Ltd), Anthea Aromatics Pvt Ltd (Anthea), Trident Infrastructure Ltd (Trident), Authentic Ocean Treasure (AOT), Ulka India (ULKA), Gadre Marine Exports Pvt Ltd (Gadre), IMC and Yashaswi Fish Meal and Oil Company(Yashaswi). Discussions with other potential investors are at different stages of progress.
GAIL - Kochi-Kodanad-Mangaluru project is progressing well

Reliance Industries emerges sole contender to acquire stake in JBF Industries
“If the transaction goes ahead, RIL will acquire a controlling stake in the Singapore subsidiary of JBF, which owns the overseas assets and the Mangalore PTA plant, while the domestic operations of JBF group will remain with the promoters of the company”.
'Increase area under cashew cultivation to meet growing demand'
Farmers, govt. to join hands to promote oil palm as alternative to arecanut
T. Shivananda, assistant director (oil palm promotion), Department of Horticulture, Shivamogga, said oil palm is not only an edible oil but is also used in making biodiesel, engine oil, cosmetic products, toothpaste and soap. Food industries also use it. There is ample scope for its cultivation, he said.
Yes, many more products are there {1,2,3}. Is there a cooperative society for palm growers & processors?

Why nobody is speaking of seaweed cultivation? - Can Seaweed Farming Play a Role in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation?, Agronomy and Cultivation Methods for Edible Seaweeds. Whether nobody is interested in manufacturing food, paper, plastic, seagas, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals from seaweed?

Abu Dhabi Co to store crude oil at Mangalore
ADNOC will invest about $ 400 million by way of storing crude in one ISPRL underground rock cavern in Mangaluru

No interest to start industry after getting land: Action to get back land

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited receives first parcel of US crude

Whether the USA has put the condition that if the USA has to purchase software from the parched city the parched city has to use its oil in exchange?

Landmark strategic shift - Hangyo forays into non-dairy sector
DNA product portfolio is as follows:

1. Jams: Mango, strawberry, pineapple, mixed fruit.
2. Syrup: Rose
3. Juices: Mango, orange.
4. Crushes: Strawberry, orange.
5. Canned fruits: Pineapple slices, fruit cocktail, pineapple tidbits.
6. Crushes: Strawberry, lychee, orange, pineapple.
7. Puree: Tomato.

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Aero show attracts good crowd
Two-day national level seminar on 'Food & Human Welfare' to be held on Feb 15, 16
National Conference held at Srinivas College of Pharmacy
Overdose of Herbal Medicines will cause negative impact on health, says expert

M'luru varsity to dedicate new surveillance system on Feb 10

An unusual initiative to boost student strength

Mangalore University Campus to sport a lake soon - And another 10 acres lake in new plot

18 institutes selected for biotechnology skill development course
The selected institutions are: ... School of Life Sciences, MAHE (Deemed-to be University), Udupi; ... Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College, Ujire; ... St. Aloysius College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), both in Mangaluru; ... .
Coastal Karnataka’s 4 colleges among18 in State to host BiSEP
SAC to conduct BiSEP on Fermentation, Bioprocessing
Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme at St Aloysius

Foundation day of ICAR-CMFRI today

DK dist likely to get govt engg college in budget

App to link farmers with buyers and sellers

Halli Mane Rotis' Shilpa receives new maxi truck

German shows Mangaluru students the way with eco bricks

Entrepreneurial development programme held at AIMIT
Puttur students harness water to produce electricity

DISCOVER — 2018 Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics - 13 Aug 2018 - 14 Aug 2018 • Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Research collaboration between Nitte and Belgium

Electric sanitary pad disposal machine installed at Parkala High School

CEOL, an incubation centre for start-ups

What is the progress on 'Common Instrumentation Centre' proposed by the state government? Whether there is anyone planning for makerspace in Mangalore?

When did they try for makerspace in Bajpe near Mangaluru?

Mangaluru students grow their own rice for midday meals

Students have preconceived notion that quantum mechanics is difficult'

While I was studying my professor had told us only three or four scientists in the world have understood Quantum Mechanics. What he said indirectly was "You need not worry to understand, just have it by heart like me". What is the situation now? How many professors in India know Quantum Mechanics now? Still a big zero?

Tomorrow (17th February) is the day on which great philosopher, mathematician Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake. My school teacher used to tell stories of Bruno, Galileo etc and used to explain how much they suffered for the progress of science. Where was the teacher trying to inculcate scientific spirit in students and where was the professor trying to discourage students to ask questions on Quantum Mechanics in class!

Mangalore University signs MoU with University of Newcastle to explore opportunities in multi-disciplinary research
The areas of research tentatively identified are material sciences, physics and English. There are plans for student and faculty exchange.
Why they included English? Whether the reason we don't understand Quantum Mechanics is because we don't understand English? Of course without Quantum Mechanics there is no materials science or physics.

FMSSC to organise ‘USIMCON India’ on Feb 17, 18

Mangaloreans are complaining about the oneway direction of Sturrock Road. They want direction in which vehicles should be allowed is from Avery Juntion to Jyoth Circle. If our students can do small simulations studies on this as a college project with the help of traffic police then it would be great. How exactly UK universities are helping Mangalore?

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Danger lurks at Kadri park
Playing equipment at Kadri Park defective, rusty

The government left toy trains to rust for more than four years before repairing it. Playing equipments are also destined to the same fate - rust for years, get repaired & work for sometimes.

Clock Tower work to begin within a week
Iconic Clock Tower will be back in city after 24 years

Online campaign against rebuilding of Clock Tower launched in Mangaluru

Plans to develop Bunts' Hostel junction utilising the MCC premium FAR funds: Mayor Kavita Sanil

Central government released Rs 91.2 cr for DK district: MP
Mangaluru: The Central Government has released Rs 22.5 crore from the Central Road Fund (CRF) and Rs 68.7 crore from Rashtriya Uchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a total of Rs 91.2 crore towards various development projects in the district. The release of funds has been done on the recommendations of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.
Apart from these, the department of tourism has been provided with a grant of Rs 19.64 crore under Swadesh Darshan scheme and Port and inland transport department has been sanctioned with Rs 19.06 crore under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation scheme.
Mangaluru needs a small-sized sports stadium

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Water Transportation

Mangaluru customs earns Rs. 2,022 cr. revenue

Concor expands container transport operations to connect coast and hinterland
The Container Corporation of India (Concor), an undertaking of Indian Railways, on Wednesday made operational an Inland Container Depot (ICD) — its second in the State — on the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) premises. The first one is at Whitefield in Bengaluru.

Concor has taken the Kudremukh Iron Ore Company’s railway siding with 45,000 sq m land on the NMPT premises on lease, along with another 20,000 sq m of land belonging to NMPT, to have the ICD in Mangaluru. It has twin objectives — boosting trade through Mangaluru port and offering cost-effective logistical facilities to entrepreneurs in Karnataka.
New Mangalore port registers positive growth of 7.37% during April 2017-January, 2018
Mangalore port received average performance index rating from advisory firm Dun & Bradstreet (DNB)

And from Kasargod,

Expedite Kasaragod harbour project: CPI

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Land Transportation - Rail

Palakkad division commences handling of cargo from CONCOR siding

Bengaluru-Karwar train further speeded up on diverted route

General budget allocates funds for amenities at Mangaluru Central
Rs. 21 crore for railway line doubling work in city
In all, Mangaluru Railway Region gets about Rs. 97 crore allocation

The Southern Railway will take up work to double the railway line between Netravathi Cabin and Mangaluru Central Station as well as construction of an additional platform in the coming fiscal after the Union Budget provided about Rs. 21.4 crore for the project.

Line doubling work between Netravathi Cabin and the Central Station (1.5 km) had long been pending, which if commissioned, would considerably ease train operation constraints at the Central Station.

Along with line doubling, construction of one more platform in addition to the existing four would enable Central Station to handle more trains.

While Rs. 21 crore has been sanctioned for line doubling, Rs. 40 lakh has been earmarked for the additional platform.
The budget has also allocated Rs. 75 crore for the ongoing line doubling work between Mangaluru Junction and Panambur.
This is nothing in front of what other districts around the parched city got - 1

Soon goods trains to move within MRPL plant

Rs. 315.81 crores for electrification of Mangaluru-Hassan-Mysuru

Mute response in city to speedy train service

Railways introduces mobile app for buying unreserved tickets

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BC Road - Punjalakatta road will be developed at Rs. 120 crores cost

Private buses in M'luru to be reined in through GPS soon

Why only buses? Do it for all vehicles. Punish anyone breaking rules.

‘Police considering one-way movement on some busy roads’

Central government released Rs 91.2 cr for DK district: MP
Addressing reporters at the district BJP office here on Friday, BJP leader Jithendra Kottary said that Rs 3 crore has been released towards Jeppinamogaru road development, Rs 4 crore for Kankanadi bypass - pump well circle road, Rs 5.5 crore for Mudipinadka, Maidanadka and Sulliapadavu roads in Puttur and Rs 10 crore towards the development of 10 km road of Badanaje - Kundadka - Pariyaltadka in Bantwal.
95-yr-old bridge puts fear of God into users

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Frustrating budgets (both central & the state) for non-capital city regions of Karnataka!

I had plans & ideas to write on so many things like 'alupa seaerotropolis', 'alupa enterprises' & 'marines researches'. All are half done and will never be posted. I had almost completed a big post on 'compactness' to be posted on 'India smart cities and villages' project on how to create compact cities and villages & 'urban and rural economics'. But they will never be posted anywhere for the fear of ideas being stolen by real estate mafia of big metrocities of India to ruin the country. All blames goes to the b*st*rd politicians & bureaucrats born to real estate mafia dons of the parched city. Sorry, but not sorry.

Hope one day Tuluvas will realize that concentration of all high tech institutes, funded by government using their tax money, in the parched city resulted in the parched region around it and hence Yettinahole project, ruining of Westernghats and now sea through desalination plants. And also hope when Tuluvas realize this they will fight & vote for these institutes to be established in Mangaluru itself instead of the parched city. Please remember it is our vote which made it possible for the real estate mafia to divert Netravati. Unless we unite with other exploited regions of Karnataka it is impossible to defeat this mafia rajya.

Instead of being used implicitly by the real estate mafia of the parched city it is better to die from these type of forums peacefully. I will never join again any forum or blog to discuss any infrastructure till 90% of demands mentioned here for Tulunadu are met.


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In one year ban period some thing intertesting happened. Another challenge to rationalists arguing everything religious is superstitious.

Yenepoya University in Mangaluru to start course in Applied Islamics

Mangalore University offers Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy programmes

Advaita/Dvaita spiritual training courses of 'Spiritual Cruise Tourism' suggested here earlier should have things like Yoga incorporated into it & be taught on travel also. (Not only things like Hatha Yoga but Raja, Bhakti, Jnana Yogas also). I think inclusion of Pondicheri for cruise tourism may lead to spiritual cruise tourism and also Ganges itself may be used for spiritual cruise tourism at national level (Is there any protest against construction of dams across Ganges?).

Every Science model has two aspects - first of all, it should be in consistency with scientific results discovered so far; secondly, it should predict new things. Let us wait and see which philosophy predicts (predication should be extracted from scripts) what and contributes to science immensely. As far as yogic philosophy is considered kundalini chakras (can be considered as a prediction) have been proved scientifically now if these videos are authentic - 1 2 3. Upanishadic Science have inspired scientists in a big way already - 1. Let us find out whether Vedas can contribute to more new developments in science but to convince non-believers one should list down all predictions which are not scientifically theorized now and check whether predictions will be proved true in future. For example, if rebirth is proved true then vedic tradition is the winner.

5 The Sacred Body. Kundalini, Subtle bodies, Chi, Yoga, and the brain
The Neuroscience Behind Mantra and Asana with Stephani Sutherland, PhD
Mind is Everything | Dr. David Hendricks | TEDxTraverseCity
How do you see science evolving when it comes to consciousness? - Peter Russell
💖 World Summit of Integrative Medicine💥Energy Healing ✨The Practical Application of Quantum Physics

'Charity Business' is a highly profitable business. One of my friend says he has seen crores of rupees deposited in a bank account of an education institute run by a charity organization running schools & colleges. He estimated the amount and proved that the institute earns more than 40 crores per year through student fees. If this is the case then temples can also be made more profitable and can use money earned for rebuilding dilapidated old temples and other operational needs. Rejuvenated temples can generate jobs through means like tourism.

Pejawar seer calls for research, study of ancient texts

This kind of study & research will also help in developing Tulunadu as a spiritual cruise tourism hub. Actually it will be pilgrimmage cum spiritual cruise tourism.

Let me be frank here to admit that more than religion or spiritualism I was interested in possibility of job creation through tourism when I posted about this subject here.

And today, a dark day of the science, is the date to remember supreme sacrifice of Giordano Bruno, who was burned at stake, for the progress of science inspite of all talk on religion & spiritualism.

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Mangaluru’s angels ensure animals recover, rest in peace
How I cured myself of chronic illness and reversed ageing | Darryl D'Souza | TEDxPanaji
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Good that sports training academies are making news in Tulunadu along with coast guard training academy.

Robin Singh visits MAHE, plans to set up an academy
Former Indian cricketer Robin Singh visited the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) here on Thursday to explore the possibility of starting a sports academy at the university, not just for cricket but other games as well.
MAHE signs MoU with Robin Singh's academy

Mahindra's second Off-Road Training Academy launched in Mangalore
Mahindra has launched their second off-road training facility situated in Mangalore, Karnataka. The facility is spread over 150 acres of land offering a large variety of off-road obstacles to provide training for all kinds of situations. The Academy will offer two courses – Basic Level (called Getting Dirty) and Intermediate Level (named Trail Survivor), while the advanced Course, dubbed Global Explorer will continue to be held at the off-road academy headquarters in Igatpuri.
Mahindra Adventure Off-Road Training Academy — Second One Opens In Mangalore
The new Mahindra Adventure Off-Road Training Academy has been formed in partnership with Pana Education and makes use of their 150-acre campus. Just to draw a comparison, the flagship academy at Igatpuri is spread over a total area of 28-acres.
NCC to train cadets in air sports
Lt Col Amit Ashri, the training officer at NCC Group Headquarters, Mangaluru, told DH that they were keen on training NCC air wing cadets in air adventure activities and parasailing.

" ... The Public Works Department has begun the work of building an aircraft hangar at Bajpe. Two Virus aircrafts are being procured too by NCC to train the cadets,” Lt Col Ashri said.
“Activities are being planned to introduce parasailing at Malpe beach in Udupi district. Ship modelling training will also be organised. In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, NCC is conducting obstacle, firing and other related training on the campuses of MIT, Manipal; NITK Surathkal; and St Aloysius College,” he explained.
Probably NCC along with NITK can conduct 'marine robotics wargames' 2 also.

Whether Bagundi can be handed over to NCC to develop as a Hobby Theme Park? Or whether Hobby Theme Park could be developed in Pilikula itself along with Innovation Hub?

And Maiden river festival to begin in Mangaluru on Saturday has opened up an opportunity for 'Water Sports Academy'. Since Bangra Kuloor water sports location is under CRZ if the government has some land adjacent to Dambel-Kodikal rivulet then the water sports acamedy can have direct connection with Phalgunu river & then sea.

Adventure lovers head to Udupi, Mangaluru

Udupi becomes the first of its kind in Karnataka to start heli tourism, Soak in fun and adventure with Udupi heli-rides - What is this adventure ride? Udupi has every opportunity now to go for 'air sports' with full throttle with NCC also showing interest & St Mary's Island a new hotspot for cliff diving. What are the helicopter based air sports planned along with helitourism? Just air safari?

If things happen at this rate soon we may have some Tuluva say NRI Tuluva or NRI Tuluva association coming up with idea of 'Tuluva's Sports University'! What has happened to Panjimogaru/Kunjathbail Sports City plan which was part of old green field Smart City development plan? Could this place be used for 'Tuluva's Sports University' now? I think Tulunadu can have first private sports university like having first private medical college. For the time being all sports universities in India are government sponsored ones. Let us don't forget that there is lot of scope for research and information technology related activities in sports arena.

We are also waiting for adventure sports facility near Pilikula on Phalguni river bank.

It is also welcome news that Tuluvas have also started open sports facilties with individual effort.

All-inclusive sports and entertainment facility 'City Arena' to open on Jan 30
All-inclusive sports and entertainment facility 'City Arena' inaugurated
About 'City Arena'

City Arena situated at Kodialguthu, 6th Cross, Mangaluru, is spread over 65 cents of land. It is constructed with the mission to help build and nourish sports culture by providing pro quality equipment and a standard International experience at an affordable price. The sports city is completely designed with modern technology and infrastructure. Futsal, 5-a-side football court, 6-a-side football court, space for bubble football, volleyball and badminton courts are arranged inside the City Arena.

An international level cricket pit is another highlight of City Arena. There are special arrangements for children’s games like Playstation 4 and Xbox one. City arena also provides spaces for indoor fitness activities especially Zumba and related exercises.
As I posted earlier 'Plastic Park' can manufacture many equipments for sports.
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Terrace/indoor garden & subsidy

Rice field on rooftop
The water consumption is less because of the substantial quantity of coir used in the grow bags which maintains the moisture for a long time.

“If the same technique is used by the paddy cultivators of Mandya and Raichur, then they can grow with 50 per cent less water. It’s a misconception that paddy requires lot of water. I have been propagating this at many events,” says Krishnappa who is invited to deliver talks on progressive farming.
How about using coir (or activated/inoculated biochar) for sugarcane cultivation? Anyone has experimented? (experiment on biocarbon?) At least soil can be covered with coir to prevent water evaporation during non-rainy seasons.

‘Organic farming healthier, profitable’
Bantakal said that most of the farmers opted for the conventional method of farming which proved to be a burden on their pockets. They relied on chemical fertilisers which add nutrients to the soil. The use of chemical-based fertilisers often led to environmental hazards and involved contamination of the groundwater.

If farmers opt for organic farming, they would be incurring only 20 per cent of the total expenditure incurred in the conventional methods of farming.
That is one side of harms & issues related to usage of chemical fertilizers. The major issue of chemical farming is also that it destroys flora & fauna through mining activities. Environmental Aspects of Phosphate and Potash Mining How Do Fertilizers Affect the Environment. Chemical farming releases materials burried deep in earth to surface, water bodies & atmosphere, Organic farming is just recycling whatever available in & near surface though usage of materials like epsom, gypsum, rockdust, pumice, humus which are got through mining is also considered as organic farming.

That is off topic, let us now move towards terrace/indoor gardening.

Horticulture department to boost terrace gardening - I think horticulture department has totally failed in Mangaluru in promoting terrace/indoor gardening - mushroom, hydroponics, aeroponics etc. No demonstration pieces, no materials for anyone of these. They just provide training through outsiders but local support to growers is totally missing. Forget this even the nursery/greenhouse (what kind of greenhouse?) is empty. They just had grown some arecanut trees in nursery for Kadri show. The staff is telling people don't show interest. How can people show interest when they themselves are not interested? How people can show interest when they keep their shop closed half of times? When they frequently run out of whatever little they supply also? Shouldn't they have mushroom dark room, aeroponic/hydroponic demonstration systems in their premises itself? If they themselves had built these facilities in their premises then they would have easily provided mushroom seeds, straws, hydroponic/aeroponic/fogponic/aquaponic accessories to people. Only attraction is they supply subsidized grow bags. One recent good news is fisheries college is going to have aquaponic system through CARPS. Apart from this we have things like Hydroponics with cows urine and coconut water & soilless gardener by a few private persons. No idea on animal husbandry department.

Let us form a group of well known terrace gardeners of Mangaluru - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. Let these experiencd gardeners prepare guidelines booklet. The guidelines should include things like what to grow as per climate, fetilizer & pesticide production & usage guidelines, potting soil preparation, reusage of potting soil, where do we get what details but better is to have everything available in one place for single shop purchasing. Books & videos in Tulu & other local languages needed like given below on homemade insecticides, fertilizers etc. I hope a few schools & colleges encourage students to develop home garden and share videos on internet. As Mangalore University has recently introduced courses in horticulture/floriculture 1 they can take a leading role in publishing books and guidelines.

Organic Fertilizers
How to make Compost using leaves and wasted vegetables at home
# Part-1 how to Make Compost Without Bad Smell | Clay Pot Composter (Urdu/hindi)
Making leaves Fertilizer || घर पर बनायें Compost
इस तरीके से आप आधे समय में तैयार कर सकते है खाद Compost will be ready very fast
A useful technique to get more jasmine Flower (with english subtitle)
How to Make Liquid Fertilizer for a Hydroponics System : Hooked on 'Ponics
Successfull Compost Tea Hydroponics week 4
How to brew compost tea for your garden | Green Leaf Garden Center | GLGCTV
Best DIY Compost Tea Brewer made with a Garbage Can & PVC Pipe
How to Brew Compost Tea in a 5 Gallon Bucket to Enrich Your Garden
3 Reasons Why Compost Tea Doesn't Work & How it Can Improve Your Garden
Why Compost Tea is NOT Created Equal & How to Make the Best Compost Tea
Best Compost Tea Brewer for Serious Growers
How to make Compost Tea at Home || Compost Tea - Organic Fertilizer || Fun Gardening || 28 Nov, 2017
How to build a Vermiculture/Vermicomposting/Worm bin at The Farm at South Mountain
Best Worm Bin I Have Ever Found - Easily Compost Your Food Waste
Cow urine marketed as virtually cost free organic fertiliser and pesticide
How to make Moringa Fertilizer
Roof-top Organic Farming : Priya in Mumbai grows vegetable with household organic fertilizers
Saltwater Plants Offer Hope for Struggling Farms
जैविक पोटाश घर में बनाने की 3 विधि।Home Made potash
Panchagavya, Bio-Digester, Green Manuring, Azolla & Slurrigation (how to incorporate in urban areas?)
फूल बढ़ाने वाला टॉनिक घर में बनाये।सहजन टॉनिक।Sahjan tonic

What Are Humic Acids?
What Is the Difference Between Compost & Humus?
Humates - Best Organic Fertilizer For "Chelating" Nutrients
Vermicompost and humic fertilizer improve coastal saline soil by regulating soil aggregates and the bacterial community
हुमिक एसिड घर में बनाने का तरीका.Home made humic acide.organic farming.kheti ki shan
हुमिक एसिड और जिब्रेलिक एसिड में अंतर।Humic Acide vs Gibberellic acide.
घर में बने टॉनिक का स्टोर करने का तरीका। home made humic, Gibberellic,flovic acide.potash
जैविक जिब्रेलिक एसिड घर पर बनाने की विधि | Natural Gibberellic acid as a growth promoter
Developing Biostimulants From Agro-Food and Industrial By-Products
Vermicompost biostimulants: nutrients and auxin for root growth
Seaweed extracts as biostimulants in horticulture
Plant Growth Biostimulants Based on Different Methods of Seaweed Extraction with Water

What is BioChar? How to Make & Why You shouldn't use Raw Biochar
Why Biochar Doesn't Live Up to the Hype & Biochar FAQ
Making Biochar For Small Farms
Biochar Inoculation with Dan Hettinger
Biochar Workshop Part 1, How to Make Biochar
Biochar Workshop Part 2, Why to Make Biochar
Biochar Workshop Part 3, The Carbon Cycle
Biochar Workshop Part 4, The Biochar Facility
Biochar Workshop Part 5, Biochar & the Greenhouse
Biochar Workshop 2017
Rippel | TEDxZurich
World's Largest Rooftop Farm Uses Soil Reef Biochar - Brooklyn Grange Organic Farm

Potting soil
How to make your own 100% Organic Potting Soil Mix
How to make your own potting mix at home-Urdu
What type of soil to use in pots and how to make it-Urdu
How to Make Potting Mix? - Make Soil WITHOUT Soil - (Urdu|Hindi)
How to make Organic Potting Mix in Home
Best Potting Soil Recipe

If we are making your own coco peat then it is neccessary to wash & dry it after soaking in water for a few days to get requisite pH & electrical conductivity level 1 2 3.

Reusing potting soil
How to Revitalize your Old Potting Soil. The Total Procedure. (use organic fertilizers/pesticides instead of chemicals)
How To Revitalize & Reuse Your Old Potting Soil Step By Step | (Urdu/Hindi)
How to revitalize and re-use potting soil (dry in sun to kill fungus etc)

Soil Nutrients & pH value
PERFECT SOIL PH: 10 Natural Ways to Achieve Ideal PH for Plants

Organic Pesticides
How to make Insecticide, Pesticide, Fungicide, Antibiotics Miracle All in one Solution
घर में फंगीसाइड बनाने की विधि।Home Made Fungicide
How to make home made pesticide by using Neem leaves and garlic.
How to make Homemade Pesticide to Control Aphids and White flies.
How to Control Ants in your garden and house in Homemade recipe.
Simple Solution for Mealybug/ White insects
पौधों💐 की सभी बीमारियों का एक ही इलाज, जो बनाये खुद 😊
Making of Nimastra Hindi Jeevika Bihar
Rajiv Dixit on cattle urine, neem as insecticide | Farming
Organic Farming Zero Budget Farming Formula By Rajiv Dixit Ji

Hydroponic Systems
Wick Systems
Building an Inexpensive Hydroponics/Aeroponics System --***
How to make an inexpensive low-pressure aeroponics system
How to make an inexpensive low-pressure aeroponic system - DIY - New Design - Version 2 - Full Video
AeroGarden Review | Testing Cool Kitchen Gadgets
How to set-up Smart Farm Hydroponic Tower Garden
The World’s Most Productive Greenhouse in Extreme Desert Heat (Vertical Aeroponics)
How to do Simple Hydroponics
Hydroponics Growing Made Easy Part 1
Hydroponics Growing Made Easy Part 2
Dutch Bucket Hydroponics - How It Works & How to Make Your Own Buckets
Indoor gardening with hydroponics
Best Products at a Hydroponic Store for Explosive Plant Growth
How to do Successful Hydroponics Farming in India | बिना मिट्टी के खेती - हाइड्रोपोनिक्स खेती
घर की छत पर उगाये सभी तरह की सब्जियां Hydrophonic Farming
NFT based hydroponic system on rooftop बिना मिट्टी के हाइड्रोपोनिक तकनीक द्वारा छत पर बागवानी
Successful Hydroponics agriculture in Punjab,india
Best Hydroponic system in nominal cost | Made by Young Punjabi farmer
Mohit Hydroponic
खेती बिना मिट्टी : ग़ज़ब की हाइड्रोपोनिक्स तकनीक
Making of hydroponic Fodder system
Worlds best Hydroponics fodder system
Hydroponic lettuce greenhouse factory -- Automated
Automated hydroponic system - Harvest in the Greenhouse - Hydroponic and Vertical Farming
Hydroponics Fodder in Kenya
The ‘step by step’ of how to grow hydroponic barley/wheat fodder in Africa

Fogponics, Mist Makers/Foggers
Teens create automated aeroponics garden kit with NASA tech --***
How to build and use a fogponic system --***
Ultrasonic Aeroponic System
Ultrasonic Fogger
Ultrasonic Fogger
Mini Mist Fogger - Increase humidity
Micro Sprayers/Atomizing spray jets
Micro Sprayer Fan Jet For Hydroponic and Aeroponic Misting Nozzle Sprinkler
Micro Pulverizer
The MicroFog Atomizer - A True Low Pressure Garden Atomizer! Best Foliar Sprayer for Plants Fogger
Agricultural Technology 20171218 | CCTV Agriculture

Sprouts, microgreens, and edible flowers: the potential for high value specialty produce in Asia
Top 10 Mistakes When Growing Microgreens & How to Avoid them
How to Grow Sprouts with Water or in Soil Any Time of the Year at Got Sprouts
Growing Microgreens and Sprouts with Home Made Compost
Microgreen Answers: Materials & Setup
How to Grow Microgreens
How To Grow The Best Wheatgrass | Hippocrates Health Institute Video
How To Grow Microgreens at Home Without Soil Martys Garden Style
How to Grow a MicroGreens Vegetable Garden Year Round Inside Your Home
The TBE Microgreens Kit
Hamama Microgreens Grow Kit Unboxing
Be Leaf Microgreen Kit - Unboxing
Hydroponic Microgreens Kit Review
EcoQube Sprout - Grow Your First Micro Garden with the Simple Tool
$10,000 a month growing microgreens in a basement!
Starting a Microgreen Farm in the Middle of a Bustling City

Microgreen kits are to be designed keeping in mind Tulunadu's climate.

How to Prepare Organic & Tasty Mushroom at Home | Cultivation Village Food
How To Grow Mushrooms Easily at home
Mushroom Farming (PART 1) मशरुम की खेती हिंदी में सीखें V-log
Mushroom Farming PART 2 मशरुम की खेती हिंदी में सीखें -V-log
Learn Mushroom Farming (PART 3) मशरुम की खेती हिंदी में
Mushroom Farming (PART4) मशरुम की खेती हिंदी में सीखें -
Mushroom Farming [PART 5] मशरुम की खेती हिंदी में सीखें
Mushroom Cultivation, kannada 1
Mushroom Cultivation (Kannada)
Mushroom Cultivation - Kannada <-- (use easily available dry leaves or wood waste if straw is not available, don't use newspapers printed with inorganic inks - government has banned printed paper for food usage, use neem oil or go arka in instead of formalin or other chemicals)
Growing Mushrooms on Your Own Substrate and Container Using Mushroom Garden Kit
How to grow Magic Mushrooms using Mycelium Growkit FIRST TIME
How to Grow Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Growkit - Tatanka Mushrooms Amsterdam
Grow a Mushroom Mini Farm Kit in Your Kitchen any Time of Year
Easiest & Most Foolproof Way To Grow Mushrooms
Grow-it-Yourself Mushroom Kit Demo Part 1
Grow-it-Yourself Mushroom Kit Demo Part 2
Grow it Yourself Mushroom Kit Demo Part 3
Karnataka: Mushroom-fortified food in midday meals proposed
Edible mushrooms: new food fortification approach toward food security
How Mushrooms Make Vitamin D | Berkeley Wellness
UV Light Makes Mushrooms Rich in Vitamin D
Fortification of mushroom with calcium by vacuum impregnation
Vitamin B-12 in Mushrooms | Healthfully

In tropical regions instead of heating we need to have cooling arrangement for mushrooms in case going for those varieties.

Subsidized Materials List - Just like LED bulbs (may be blue & red LED bulbs for indoor gardening) the following materials can be considered for subsidy for urban farming - hydroponic/aeroponic pumps, timers (for hydroponic/aeroponic pump on/off control, LED light on/off control etc), foggers or mist makers (for high pressure aeroponics, coolinghouse & mushroom darkroom), micro sprayers (for low pressure aeroponics & mushroom darkroom), water pumps, aerators or air pumps/paddlewheel/blower or airstones, water chillers 2 3, dehumidifiers 2, meters (temperature, humidity, pH, EC or TDS or portable multiparameter meters like hydroponic meter or soil testers, nutrient analyzer, COD/BOD 3, Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacteria Test Kit etc of course information on ideal conditions for different plant species should also be provided or people should be encouraged to do research on it), pot net baskets or or net cups or hydroponic cups, coconut-shell-pieces/cinder/gravel/growstones, clay pebbles/pellets (hydroton) or grow cubes (like cocopeat/coir cubes, rock/stone wool cubes or mineral wool cubes, peat moss cubes), microgreen pads or propagation felts/mats/quilts/cloths (like coir/coco pads), burlap fabric (first hand गोणि is costly, second hand गोणि available in bunder bylanes might have been printed with chemical inks), microgreen trays, neoprene/foam collars, ready made containers, tie pots, self watering containers 2, air prune pots/airpots 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12, wetpots/ollas 2 3 4 5, biochar, mulch, straw for mushrooms, potting soils, peat moss, nutrients/fertilizers/plant probiotics/biofertilizers/biostimulants (vermicompost, bugcompost, seeweed etc), liquid aquarium plant fertilizers, aquatic fertilizer pellets/tablets (for growing aquatic plants like lotus in water garden), organic algae controllers, organic black dyes (for water garden for algae control), molasses (for fertilizer, pesticide), organic pesticide/biofungicide/bioinsecticide, rock dust 2 3 4, pH balancer 2, tanglefoot 2, yellow traps 2 3 4, mosquito dunks 2, smokeless ovens/incinerators for ash production (Solid Waste Management and Sanitation By-law 2019 Schedule 7 of the bylaw gives an elaborate list of fine, including littering (Rs. 1,500)), smokeless biochar kilns, microshredders (papers/paperbags/paperbox/cardboards should have a label to indicate whether they could be used for organic biocompost), plant support nets/mesh/trellis/cages, bamboo poles (for caging/staking), garden wires, handheld tools (plant cutters/pruners/scissors, bonsai tools, weeder, cultivator/rake, trowel/shovel, dibbler, transplanter, watering cans, sprayers/sprinklers, soil block makers 2 3 4 etc), seeds, seedlings, sproupting bags/jars/kits etc. If 'ready made containers' are not made available then bucket hole hand drills, pipe cutters etc and even PVC/CPVC/uPVC/HDPE/GI pipes & boxes can be subsidized but there is possibility of them being diverted for other purposes more often than other terrace/indoor gardening materials. Subsidized inverters with solar panels also useful to ensure 24 hour unstopped electricity to hydroponic/aeroponic systems.

The government can also provide subsidized terrace gardening kit, hydroponic/aeroponic/aquaponic kit, biofloc kit, microgreen kit, mushroom grow kit, micro/drip irrigation for containers kit 1 2 3, self watering ollas/wetpots 2 3 4 & self watering seed starter kit 2 3 4, greenhouse dome for seed starter, solar kit, rain harvesting kit all together as a single kit. Solar kit and rain harvesting kit should relieve load on water & electricity due to gardening. Even 'three pot composting system' developed by 'Mangaluru Ramakrishna Mission' (Pot-composting pilot to be expanded, MCC eyes pot composting in 10,000 households across coastal city, ‘Opt for pot composting’) can be a part of the kit. Even 'airpot biocompost kit' 2 can be subsidized. Along with 'biocompost kit' (or 'vermicompost kit') even 'composite tea brewing kit' (anyone has tried brewing cow urine to cultivate aerobic bacteria? not for soda but for fertilizer, this can be tried with liquid waste flowing out of cow shed) can be supplied.

The list above will give people so many options. For example, people staying in apartments need not go in search of soil as readymade potting soil will be available along with mulch etc. Only thing is we have to take care of recycling and terrace/indoor gardening guidelines should have enough clauses on these things.

Goal of terrace/indoor gardening is naturally cool the city, reduce air pollution 2. Using conventional HVAC for greenhouses or polyhouses 2 3 4 is a costly stuff both economically & ecologically so natural ventilation/natural cooling greenhouses/polyhouses should be promoted. (No idea how much cost/operationally effective/complete are new technologies like radiant cooling, roof turbine ventilators 2 3). This type of greenhouse is called coolinghouse or tropical/hot-climate greenhouse in contrast with conventional greenhouse/polyhouse which is used for ensuring higher light intensity and heating in cold or temperate regions. People should be able to grow during all seasons - summer, winter & rainy. Retractable cooling houses 2 is preferable instead of conventional greenhouses/polyhouses during summer. In addition to retractable white roof (or green roof or shade net or agro shade net) and insect net we need clear/transparent roof during rainy season (and winter against fog). Though leafy vegetables grow well during rainy season fruit & flower bearing plants suffer. Also plant nutritions in soil (in pots/bags) are washed away by rain & then weeds issue unless mulched. (hydroponics/aquaponics anyway require roof during these seasons). But under cloudy & rainy conditions plants have to get enough light, this can be ensured through clear/transparent roof. White roof and clear roof combination can be achieved by having them each in both sides of roof beams both being retractable individually. Various roof conditions like no roof, 100% clear roof, 100% white roof, 90% white roof + 10% open roof, 80% white roof + 20% open roof could be achievable. During rainy season it can be 100% clear roof disabling rain to fall on plants. But when roof is covered fully with clear roof vertical ventialation can be provided in conventional greenhouse fashion or through walls of greenhouse. (Can also try to combine with roof turbine ventilators). In a way this would be 'integrated greenhouse and coolinghouse system'. Even vertical & horizontal ventilations through roofs can be integrated by having roofs at different levels or zigzag roofs etc. Insect net will be an issue for those plants which require pollinating agents. During rainy season rain water can either be percolated or dripped through holes or separate arrangement could be made for collecting rain for gardening & providing to plants through gravitational arrangement depending upon needs in addition to rainwater harvesting. Solar panels could be provided without affecting ventilation & availabilty of light to plants. (better to have self-cleaning solars panels 2 if they are available at cheaper rate so that there is no need to clean them using water as solar panels may need cleaning more than two times annually to maintain performance efficiency level, though Mangaluru gets enough rain the level of dust may require this kind of arrangement as rain is seasonal). Narrow strip of solar panels can be placed over roof beams so not to affect normal functionality of coolinghouse. Alternatively if transparent solar cells (TSCs) can be printed on white/clear roofs then electricity can be collected when roof is covered with one of them. A simple manual way of making a coolinghouse/greenhouse is to have plastic curtain for roof like cloth curtain on windows (for tying to windows only one end is used but for roof both ends should be used, or some kind of manual rolling shutter type arrangement can be tried), open and close manually as per conditions of the day. Higher roofs can have manual arrangement like the one which was used for opening & closing of cinema screens in good old days. And also wait for the day when photochromic/thermochromic plastic sheets will be available at a cheaper rate for coolinghouses (read Tropical and Subtropical Greenhouses – A Challenge for New Plastic Films 2). Can supplement cooling by having a small water garden (try tarpaulin water garden) or aquaponics or biofloc system inside the coolinghouse - 7 Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool: Cooling the Growing Dome. By growing azolla 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11, duckweed, water lettuce in a water garden or tub/tray inside coolinghouse we can get fertilizer, fodder & food 2 also. (who knows one day we may be growing azolla for fertilizer, fodder, food, fuel - 4Fs in our house itself for all our needs).

Perlite, Rockwool, Coco Peat, Growstones...Which Should You Use and Why?

Beneficial Insects
Parasitic Wasp Info – Using Parasitic Wasps In Gardens
Tips To Attract Ladybugs To Your Garden

BIO BLOOMS Seed Germination Cup Made Out of Coir fibers ecofriendly pots for Seedling 10 pcs Bio_45
Round Coconut Coir Pots
Peeponics in Georgia, Ecosan Urine Fertilizer in India, Urine Therapy Elsewhere

Easy to Grow Hydroponic Lettuce Using the Kratky Method
Basement Hydroponic Tower Garden Version 2.0
Extreme Off Grid "Combat" Hydroponics No Pumps Inexpensive Easy Use Grocery Store Stuff!
Water Bottle Kratky Hydroponic for Tomato
Tomato grow in a self watering tree pot on the roof

My DIY Aquaponics Aquarium Project --***
-- commercial aquaponics terrace garden may look like this
Aquaponics System - $75 - How We Easily Build Aquaponics Garden --***
Aquaponics Design | Backyard System for Pat
What is Aquaponics? How it Works & Why an Aquaponic Setup Can Fail
Aquaponic Gardening
Aquaponicals - Mini Aquaponics System
AquaDesigner Ambiance Living Fountain - Aquaponics System
AAAP Aquaponics Community Farming
Biological Surface Area in Aquaponics
Nitrifying Bacteria in Aquaponics
Murray Hallam Aquaponics

Salt water or marine aquaponics
Marine Science and Technology Centre, Gran Canaria (Aquaponics)
How Aquaponics System Helps Grow Sustainable Food for Sea Turtles

Biofloc culture
Growing Marine Shrimp in a Bio Floc System
Intro. - Advance Biofloc (TCT) Temperature control technology - Free Guidance
Bioflocs System for Sewage Water Recycling

There is scope for setting up following industries with colloboration or as a startup to support terrace/indoor gardening. I don't know whether plastic park, coconut park are 100% export oriented or how much of products available for local market.

Plastic Park - hydroponic/aeroponic accessories ... not only sprayers, plant/watering wicks etc but also fulfledged hydroponic/aeroponic kits, 'biocompost kit', 'compost tea brewing kit', 'vermicompost kit' 2 3 4 5, 'vertical gardening kit', mushroom grow kits, microgreen grow trays/kits, copper trays 2 (plastic nazis can try stainless steel or earthernware trays for microgreens), micro/drip irrigation kit, seed vending machine, garden/seedling vending machine, PVC/HDPE/FRP pots/planters, air prune pots/air pots, root pouches, grow bags, grow beds/containers, grow towers 2 3 4 5, self watering containers/wicking beds, self watering airpots, self watering hanging airpots, sprouting jars/nets/kits, salad spinner/tosser, fognet 2 3 4 5 6, mosquito net (for covering trays/tubs where plants like azolla/duckweed grown), tubs, plug/pro/seedling trays, net cups, vermibeds, green nets, compost tea filters, coolinghouse/greenhouse transparent/white plastic, assemblable plastic coolinghouse/greenhouse (mini/maxi/scalable portable/non-portable tropical/hot-climate natural ventilation/cooling retractable/non-retractable automatic/semi-automatic/manual coolinghouses/greenhouses on terrace), geotextile fabric (weed mat or landscape/gardening/agricultural fabric, filter/drainage/drainfield fabric 1 2 3), drain cell, mulch films, plastic sheets, UV stabilized plastic sheets & nets, photochromic/thermochromic plastic sheets, plastic gardening trellis/mesh/cage/net, garden sieves, handheld sprinklers/sprayers, microsprayers/emitters/drippers/bubblers/buttons, misters/foggers/atomizers for aeroponics/coolinghouses/mushroom-darkrooms etc. All plastic material used for growing plants, coming in contacxt with plants directly should be food-grade/food-safe plastics. Also we need to take note of Nano-plastics that accumulate in marine life may end up on dinner plates, study suggests. Anyway as the state government is introducing Israel micro irrigation technology demand for agricultural plastic products going to grow - drip irrigation pipes, drip emitters, greenhouses/coolinghouses - Advantages of Greenhouse farming - Product by Israel Agri in Africa, Multi-Layer Plastic Films, WOW! Amazing Agriculture Technology: Hydroponic farming in Israel, Technology in Future - Creating Water in the Desert .ISRAEL Government etc.

Coconut Park - coco peat/pith/dust, coco coir grow cubes, coco coir grow pad/quilt, coconut coir cups or shell cups with holes as containers (as a substitute for plastic net cups for hydroponics), coconut leaf cups as transparent container covers, husk chips and shell pieces and coconut leaf pieces as growth media, fertilizers (coconut cake, coconut husk/waste) etc. (also see other coconut items here Coir Movie that could come up using left out materials after supplying coconuts to proposed Coconut Park or Campco Coconut Factory. Testing Methods for Cocopeat. Coir geotextile fabric can also be used for terrace gardening, coir lawn can be used for lawning after waterproofing terrace. Can also be used for covering compound walls for growing grass on it (or have edible walls) and even footpaths can be covered with lawns if watered and trimmed regularly (for this we can use tiles in net form - like one used for toilet windows - kept above coir lawn before seeding grass. this is good for recharging ground water during rainy season). Coir pads can be used for cooling greenhouses with pad & fan arrangement though mister/fogger may be economically better solution. Pad & fan can be used for increasing humidity in mushroom darkroom also. (Mushroom darkroom made using clay/earth bricks, porotherm blocks & tiles, covered with water flowing coir pad, can add to cooling effect when water gets evaporated through the pores though bricks/tiles, increase weight on terrace useful for ground-based darkrooms. Can try adding neem/go-arka to trickling/fogging water for sterilization. There is also opportunity for computerized control of humidity & temperature by controlling amount of water flow. Usage of foggers, for ground based darkroom 'air flow through ground soil' cooling system can also be tried.). Coco oilcakes (mixed with molasses) can be used for growing fortified nutritional yeast (Nutritional Yeast as a Source of B12, Vitamin B12).

Farming & Dairy Industry - If dairy farming is encouraged within the city then it can supply materials like cow dung, urine (pesticide cum foliar feeding), go arka (गौ अर्क), panchagavya (पंचगव्य), humic, fulvic, gibberellic acids for gardening easily. Cow urine can be supplied for those who are interested in peeponics with cow urine. Nonethless liquid form of cow dung & panchagavya can also be tried for hydroponics. We can research if cow are fed with grass grown using sea fertilizer whether we can get all 90 elements in cow urine. All animal waste including urine/poop can be used as fertilizer. There is also scope for integrated vertical dairy & farming. Think about cows, goats grazing in pyramid shaped vertical pasture floors being spiraling around the central vertical axis with diminishing size as they stack up!

Fisheries Industry - Aquaponics including combination of ornamental fish aquarium & hydroponics. Already fish meal, sea shell fertilizers are available in market. Sea mineral fertilizers (sea-crop 2 3 oceansolution 5 - may be from desalination plant effluent, 4), seaweed/kelp fertilizers can also be popularized.

Earthenware Industry - Tile factories are closing. But there is a great hope of using earthenware/ceramic/terracotta for gardening/farming like porotherm blocks for mushroom darkroom, olla balls for more efficient olla/wetpot based drip irrigation, biocompost pots, seed starters and even for microgreen cultivation apart from normal grow pots. Whether we can grow mushroom inside a covered cylindrical pot? (Should this be called darkpot?). Vermicomposting grow tower or worm tower 1 2 or olla watered garden barrel 1 can be made with earthernware instead of plastic. Possibility of using earthernware gutters for wick & drip hydroponics can be explored. Combinations of earthernware and steel pipes & fittings for all types of hydroponics are also possible (What about syntax tank?Should it be replaced by cement tank to avoid plastic?). Feeding liquid nutrients through olla balls to plants can be tried. Even earthenware can be recyled for fertilizer. All we need is research on light weight sturdy earthenware stuffs for terrace gardening.

Desalination plant - We don't know from what distance the desalination plant will be drawing in water from sea. Hopefully at a safer distance where pollution is least. What we know is it is going to release effluent at a distance of 40 km from the shore and we will have shipping corridor at a distance of 20 nautical miles. (37.04 km. most probably they could have floated ships well through increased saline shipping corridor hoping no effective increase in corrosion if they had added another one or two nautical miles. why should fishermen be worried if they are not allowed to fish in the dead shipping corridor?). If we assume that the plant draws sea water from a safe unpolluted area of sea (are they producing potable water from polluted water? do people care whether fish they are eating is from polluted or unpolluted part of the sea or river?) then the effluent can be used for terrace gardening & also agriculture in other areas. The plant can also supply brine water for 'marine aquaponics/biofloc' to the city & the hinterland so that diluted version can be used by farmers. (to grow marine plants like seaweed. beginners can start with unprocessed salt available in organic shops if they find marine fish. only concern is where do salt go? but in Tulunadu heavy rain could wash away salt in no time though river & other water body's salinity may increase by a negligible margin). It is interesting to find out whether Vitamin B12 rich marine algae like porphyra yezoensis of colder region can be grown indoor under automated conditions (need conditions for symbiotic bateria - B-12 in Seaweed or fermentation?)(do we know which marine algae of coastal Karnataka are rich in B12? do we have nutritional information on all of them?) .

Market can also be created for other types of fertilizers like cocoa waste fertilizer (pod husk powder cakes), cashewnut shell fertilizer (cashewnut shell powder cakes after extraction of oil), wood/plywood waste fertilizer/biochar etc. Rock dust can be obtained from jalli crushers (granite chip crushers) or granite cutters. (the type of mineral depends upon the type of rock, so just one kind of rock may not be enough to get right kind of mineral fertilizer for kind of plant, granite dust is just one of ingradient). Coconut/arecanut husk/leaves can be tried as grow media for mushrooms instead of usual straw. Using sewage-sludge/waste water used for fertilizer/biochar has safety issue as effluent may include hazardous materials just like using printed paper for biocompost. (for this just like smart dustbin to identify biodegradable/non-biodegradable waste we require smart wash basin, bathroom & toilet to identify hazardous waste and divert it to hazardous outlet. is there such an automatic analyzer?). Molasses, supplied by Brahmavara Sugar Factory, can be used for producing fertilizers, pesticides and used as growth medium for cultivating nutritional yeast 2 3 or in biofloc (it is hard to find molasses and nutritional yeast in Mangaluru).

There is also scope for other kinds of activities like vivarium 2 3. Vivarium can be for entertainment or other types of commercial exploitations. For example if an unused 'tile factory' is converted to a 'Vivarium cum Restaurant' of endangered species (not for eating, after becoming expert in vivarium - try first with non-endangered species) of the region it would be a tourist attraction. Otherwise a vivarium can be a simple 'farm to table' type restaurant. In complex type of vivarium or a bionponic/biogardening system, materials needed for pharming industry can also be grown. Mangaluru can have a mini biosphere at Pilikula not for living or space exploration but for educational & tourism purposes - Inside Biosphere 2: The World's Largest Earth Science Experiment [URL"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8S5F1K86cY"]2.

Growing of non-tropical region crops can also be tried out - World largest single-domed tropical greenhouse planned for France. Question is whether it is cost/eco effective to get them through transportation from the regions were they grow naturally or grow locally using green/cooling houses for consuming fresh ones or eat local varieties.

In intial stages usage of thermocol/plastic cups, thermocol containers are fine for hydroponics. In later stages through research we have to replace them with coconut coir cups, coconut coir containers, coconut shell cups etc. Similarly grow cubes should be coco peat cubes or arecanut husk cubes, grow pads can be arecanut husk pads. Research is also needed on usage of cow urine (peeponics), panchagavya tea (पंचगव्य कषाय), seaweed etc for hydroponics. There is also scope for using diluted sea water from desalination plant for hydroponics for varieties of plant species accepting them. Experimentation is needed on usage of building wastes like tile dust or brick dust as fertilizer as they are manufactured using fertile clay. I think many of building waste like brick/tile, rock, wood, cement blocks 1 (fly ash present in cement may contain hazardous materials) can be recycled as fertilizer. But as every mineral gets dissolved in rainwater and finally washed into sea we have to have a good way to recycle these minerals from sea as 'sea fetilizer'. Biochar may be the best thing to recycle carbon from atmosphere and put it back in soil and also alkaline biochar may bring down acidity level of soil for the benefit of plants which love less acidic soil. (people are already using alkaline ash). Biochar may also reduce cancer risk. There is also option to get biochar nutritionally charged in biofilters of recirculating aquaculture system and supply nutritionally charged biochar to gardeners. Biochar impact on earthworms? Can also explore funny looking questions like what is 'reusable biochar tray for growing microgreen'? Scope is also there for research on using biodegradle plastic for urban gardening & in general plastic recycling as fertilizer. Experimentation can happen to find out parts of other plants like aquatic plants, banana, jackfruit wastes (for example, skin of jackfruit seeds which would be a waste after processing for seed kernel) etc for grow media like peat 2 or pad or cube.

Currently a few schools/colleges have started teaching students conventional farming. But what we want them is to teach terrace/indoor gardening techniques to urban students. Let us not decide here whether it has to be introduced as curricular, co-curricular or extra-curricular activity. But let us not forget to teach gardening terminolgy to students - 1 2 3 4 5.

Students can experiment with so many things like using liquid compost fertilizer for aeroponic, aeroponic bonsai, studying plant growth under varied conditions like light intensity by controlling LED light supplied through a regulator etc. Lot of researches can be done at highschool, college level itself with a little bit encouragement from startup scheme. Look here for a few examples - 1 2. Colleges can have testing facilities like soil test, aerobic/anaerobic bacteria level lest of brewed composite tea or inoculated/activated biochar (as biochar success depends upon proper recharging with nutrients & inoculating properly with aerobic bacteria) etc and people can take their materials there for testing or else everyone may end up in CARPS. Lot of automation opportunities from soil preparation, seeding to packing to market - hydroponics, biofloc, mushroom darkrooms, micro/drip irrigation, greenhouses/coolinghouses. Lot of areas to research like 'domestic wastewater hydroponics' - how to detect if somebody flushed battery solution into wash basin? We also need to build up database of regional plant species which are good for indoor use for air filtering/refreshing either in bonsai or in natural form. (trees like ficus, arecanut of good air filtering abilities, an indoor gardening architect should be aware of all these, he should also know which plant is good for which pollutant - How to grow fresh air | Kamal Meattle). Also on fragrant plants, pest repellent plants, hazardous plants etc. There are a lot of things to work on 'terrace/indoor gardening informatics', nutritional informatics for microgreens/plants grown using different fertilizers including sea water and under various other parametric conditions, different media etc and interfacing all of them with each other and others which can be discussed once Mangaluru terrace gardeners association (कुड्ल पुरॆतोट कूट)(picked up word पुरॆ which means roof or house from tuluworld dictionary) is formed, subsidy is released, single shops for terrace gardeners come up in various markets. Opportunities are there for the studies like below also.

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming
Beyond the benefits we already enjoy from having street trees and parks in our cities, the researchers estimated that fully-realized urban agriculture could provide as much as 15 billion kilowatt hours of annual energy savings worldwide—equivalent to nearly half the power generated by solar panels in the US. It could also sequester up to 170,000 tons of nitrogen and prevent as much as 57 billion cubic meters of stormwater runoff, a major source of pollution in rivers and streams.
Gardening Gadgets that Give You a Green Thumb at CES 2018: Smart Garden Tech
Urban Barns | Farming of the future

As CPCRI, Kasaragod has bioinformatics facility help can be roped in to develop 'urban gardening informatics' and even 'urban farming informatics'.

WOW! World's Most Expensive Mango Japan - New Agriculture Technology 2 - Coastal climate conditions during rainy season and also sometimes during extreme winter are not suitable for mango flowering and fruiting. One solution is to grow mangoes in greenhouse where favourable climatic conditions can be created. Better to grow bonsai mango trees in baskets (can use food grade plastic waste basket bin if cane/wood basket or readymade airpot is not available) where natural air pruning of roots takes place and then supplement them with olla/wetpot irrigation & fertilization. Or a system like this in case you are not a plastic nazi - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. (don't forget to put tanglefoot around trunk). Even just homemade self watering containers/beds (earthbox)(in case opting for manual pruning to avoid root bounding) are good for learning - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. Self watering air prune containers with coolinghouse/greenhouse can also be tried on terrace - Field Trip to the Hendrens! Self Watering Grow Bag Set-up! Amazing Raised Bed System! And More!!! or simply with wires and white/transparent sheets (mulch films 2) to cover plant like this Mulching farming in all information for small plants (row cover). (for mulching soil, plastic haters can use coir or azolla or other organic materials). Even Kiddie Pools 2 3, Rain Gutter Grow System 2 3, airpot towers can be tried on terrace. Vertical Gardening - Believe It Or Not, This Tower Can Grow Tons Of Strawberries At Home, How to Make a Strawberry Lettuce Crate Tower, Growing Vertically//Small Space Garden Series #4, Build An Organic Self Sustaining Grow Tower, Around the Home: #2 Making a Garden Barrel, Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter. (if towers have legs 1 below or mounted on stool then we can apply tanglefoot to protect plants from ants). Can also try vertical kiddie pools. For hydroponics experiments can also be done to find out which of fertilizer combination is useful for which plants and its economy. Various oil/press cakes can be tried out for liquid fertilizers like coconut cakes, sesame cakes, groundnut cakes, cottonseed cakes, mustard cakes, neem cakes etc and brewing them with other biocompost, vermicompost etc and adding brine water. Students can be taught simple things like plant bugs (aphids, mealybugs, scales etc) propagated/protected by ants and preventive measures to get rid of like using tanglefoot, for example, if plants are mounted on stools, stool legs can have tanglefoot (in addition if we keep saucer below to collect excess water dropping down from pot then saucer can be used for growing azolla which can be used as mulch regularly for the same plant in the pot. saucer can be covered with mosquito net. we can even think of self watering or hydroponic wick system with plant above in pot whose legs having tanglefoot and azolla below in saucer and saucer is having nutrients for both plant and azolla), and even pergola legs for creepers, otherwise they could be mounted on water, and tanglefoot on ropes for hanging pots. Students love for & knowledge on flora & fauna can be enhanced by taking up projects on miniaturized vivarium like self watering terrarium, paludarium or aquascape terrarium, riparium. Even students can be asked to generate rain (drizzle or percolate) on plants from vapour of transpiration using fognet for vertical ventilation of a greenhouse (may not be a good idea to bring down efficiency of ventilation & may heat up greenhouse roof due to condensation but falling droplets may cool floor. wonder whether dews deposit on fognet instead of plants during winter) or can explore skywell 2 for water conservation & dehumidification. Earthernware pot can be tried for cooling water in place of water chiller. (whether earthernware pot increase humidity if kept inside greenhouse?). Students may also show interest in aquaponic/bioponic/aeroponic bonsai, bonsai mangroves etc.

One of research of interest is whether one of island of Netravati which supposedly get submerged under sea due to sea raise can be filled with biochar to raise its level. Just fill the surface of a small island (may be by digging a trench along sea/river shore initially) with biochars (after wetting, if not properly wetted it will float) produced by wastes of plants (or controlled harvesting of vegetation for biochar) grown in island mixed with its own soil (of dug trench) every now and then to a level equivalent to raise in sea level every year & may be also using geotextile covers at the shores. (sea raises about 2 meters in 100 years so we have to raise shore by 2 cm every year using biochar, for a shore width upto this height. width to be filled increases every year. otherwise a wall can be created with suitable width.)(we can also grow mangroves and harvest them in a controlled way in case we use activated biochar. what we need to do is raise height of a portion of shore by say 20 cm by dumping activated biochar. grow mangroves on them. after say 20 years harvesst mangroves for biochar and raise again by 20 com. question is where to dump? in water or shore which is going to be submerged? we can also try biowall over biochar). As island captures carbon as biochar from atmosphere the biochar will capture nutrients from island flowing into sea with runoff rainwater. How much biochar the island can produce through its vegetation is a factor here, otherwise we may have to use external materials may be dredged from dams & lakes (see next paragraph) or dug from sea. This can be tried in threatened shores and river/stream banks of mainland also to protect it from submerging, increase fertility of soil and absorb fluoride, arsenic & other hazardous content in rain water flowing into sea. If inland vegetation is not enough then seaweed biochar can be used. I don't know what will happen to those hazardous contents captured by biochar finally. Not risking to do this to every island of Netravati as I am afraid of sand collection around island taking away volume available for river to flow hence flooding the city. I think this may not happen as whole river bed can be raised by 2 cm every year nearer to sea as we are raising land also may be by not desilting. Only thing is flow may slow down resulting in flooding of upper region unless upper bank is also raised. (Probably we have to raise Netravati upto Harekala dam and Phalguni upto Maravoor dam by 2 meters looking at next 100 years, but for slow down of flow to avoid flooding anti-flooding measures may be needed in upper regions). Otherwise continuous dredging may be needed. My intention is to capture carbon itself from atmosphere to neutralize the havoc it is storming and in the same time find solution to other issues like nutrients flowing into sea.

Other research project of interest is turning a pond or a lake into aquaponics or biofloc system. Nutrients collected in old lakes with fishes could be fed artificially to plants in the garden surrounding them with a good drainage system, like in rooftop garden, draining water back to pond or garden floating on thermocol assuming there is enough aeration (solar aerator or windmill aerator can be used). Nutrient removal has to happen in a controlled manner so that aquatic microlife which feeds fishes are not destroyed & at the same time growth of water weeds are restricted. (lotus ponds lotus itself takes away nutrients and in turn generate food for fishes). A means may be needed to lift solid particles getting collected at the bottom of pond on a regular basis. (this means a permanent dredging or desilting arrangement which is not harmful to aquatic life. there could be multiple solid suckers at different points of pond but maintenance of submerged system may be difficult or automated unmanned dredge or dredging robot or search for 'robotic dredger' in youtube. desilted material may be used as fertilizer or supplied for bricks). And there is also need for good aeration system. Energy for all operation should be generated in the pond/lake area itself. Of course this will not not work for ponds/lakes which get filled by gutters. (We can explore usage of biofloc system for waste water treatment). Though many of lakes in Mangaluru are in eutrophic stage of dying there are many temple ponds in good condition which can feed plants & herbs needed by temple. Advantage is constant pond/lake depth availability for water collection & aquatic life. Can be supplemented by other things like algae control measures. If this system works then similar type of arrangement can be explored for regular dredging/desilting of Tumbay dam also but without garden as dissolved extra nutrient flow into ocean during rainy season. Another possibility is mining minerlas deposited in sea bead as sediments. GSI has found out that many minerals like lime, phosphorus (flown from land along with rain) are deposited in sea bed around Mangaluru. (hope we will have potassium, magnesium also). We need to mine them without disturbing marine life. If we are able to do it in a environmentally sustainable way compared to land mines then it would be a very good go with. Using non-intrusive (without affecting marinelife) robots to collect sediments may be more challenging than projects like Mars Rover but naturally a next challenge to face. This kind of robots would be useful for all kinds of dredging including ports to maintain constant water height.

One more subject of interest is growing ayurvedic, siddha medicinal plants in hydroponic/aeroponic setup and studying to find out whether there is any change in their medicinal effectiveness. Supplying herbs all 90 elements claimed to be in sea water derivative like sea-crop or ocean solution or Ocean Magic and studying its health benefits is definitely an interesting thing to do. (instead of directly feeding the elements can be fed through seaweed, seapurslane fertilizers, also we can find out if there is any variety of azolla, duckweed which grow in saline water). Even trees like banyan, fig, asvattha, bilwa can be grown under hydroponic setup in bonsai form and their health effects can be studied - consumption, indoor air purification etc. Consumption of leaves (tea/कषाय or sambar/सांबार् or as wrappers) of these trees are good for people with issues like diabetes as adviced by Indian traditional medicines. If these trees are available in bonsai or miniature form in home itself it would be useful for daily consumption. It may be relatively easy to grow these trees in bonsai form in aeroponic arrangement automatically controlling water & nutrient supply.

Can also work on using waste water (excluding toilet water) for gardening. Earlier people used to clean utensils, wash cloths in a place near trees like coconut tree and water used to get collected there. Problem was mainly smell & mosquito. What we can do is to have a separate pipeline from home to garden which releases either cleaned water to plants including one in terrace or releases waste water under soil with natural filter arrangement of some kind (biochar?) which does not allow underground water to be contaminated. I have excluded toilet water as people like me may not like things like anthropogenic fertilisation, anthroponics near their home.

What can be experimented on community basis is to collect all human waste through drainage system in a place and use for a mini forest or a tree park (for biocompost, biochar, biofuel and other non-edible uses) of small trees (big trees may not develop deep root system if we feed everything from top) with proper undersoil arrangement without allowing waste water to seep into underground water. The miniforests should also help in improving microclimate of the city. The community based miniforest can contain shared facilities for biocomposting, vermicomposting, biochar, bio-digesting (anaerobic digestion) etc.

One of the best place for all experimentation is Mangalore University. The university has received many green laurels recently. The university is also getting involved in horticulture & other food related research - State learns to grow seedlings in a tray, Colleges under Mangalore University can offer certificate courses in soil testing, horticulture, post-harvest technology, gardening, Prospects of seaweeds. It is better if the university develops suitable models for greenhouse, mushroom darkroom etc and encourage startups. The university can also involve the university college, Hampankatta in 'urban gardening' activities. The university college can also be place for incubation of Terrace Gardener's Association & startups.

Terrace Gardener's Association (कुड्ल पुरॆतोट कूट) can hold Terrace Gardening show like/along Kadri flower show but with more frequency. The show should showcase modern terrace/indoor gardening equipments and other materials from all over the world (most of gardening materials should be available in single shop except for latest), startup projects etc. (Kadri horticulture/floriculture show is not wide enoguh). There could be weekly fair (संतॆ) also for selling vegetables/microgreen/flowers/mushroom grown in terrace or indoor like/along organic fairs. Terrace Gardener Association can also promote spirit of gardening by distributing various prizes/awards like best terrace gardener, best indoor gardener, best gardening school, best vivarium, best startup etc. It can also conduct quiz (gardening terms), debates, essay competitions on gardening for school/college students. I don't know to what an extent local TVs & radios are involved in smart city project but they can play a major role in promoting urban farming - debates, classes or by asking questions related to garden tagged with prizes. Terrace Gardener Association can come up with a website or call centre to answer people's query. Terrace Gardener's Association can even take part in research projects in colloboration with industry & colleges to promote startups. For example, automated hydroponics fooder greenhouse can be developed with sponsorship of DKMUL with an engineering college.

Check which cities are growing their own food -

How China Leads the World in Indoor Farming | Smart Cities Dive
Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai's skyscrapers
Tokyo’s Vertical Farms - The Future of Farming | WIRED
Growing Roots - This Farmer Is Taking Root On Your Rooftops // Discovery on Viddsee
The Rise of High Tech Vertical Farming Worldwide! The Future of Farming for Cities of the Future
Urban Farmers - Rooftop Farms
This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water
Vertical farming: Plenty receives $200 million investment from tech giants - TomoNews
How Aerofarms' vertical farms grow produce
4 Star Chicagoan: Chicago Lights Urban Farm
Urban Farming in Chicago
Urban Farms
San Diego Hydroponic Farm
Aquaponics | Austin Aquaponics | Central Texas Gardener
Aquaponics Farm North Carolina | Lucky Clays Fresh | Organic Produce
Organic Agriculture in the City of Toronto - Fresh City Farms

Goal - Let us fix goals arbitrarily (without much logics/mathematics or independence of goal parameters) for terrace/indoor gardening against subsidy without counting factors like population growth, climate change affected temperature changes etc.
  • Subsidy - Rs. 5 crores
  • Duration - 5 years
  • Temperature - an average drop of 0.5 degree Celsius
  • Air Quality Index (AQI) - a drop of 5 (averaged for all pollutants)
  • Liquid waste -- a drop by 5% in effluent flow to rivers/streams (achieved by waste water usage for urban farming)
  • Solid Waste - - a drop by 5% (achieved by waste usage for biocompost, biochar, clay brick fertilizer, plywood fertilizer etc)
  • Jobs - 500 people (this could be even 5000)
  • Startups - 50 in fields like microgreen, mushroom, hydroponics, urban micro/drip irrigation 2, terrace/indoor garden architecture, consultancy & training, terrace/indoor gardening/farming informatics, nutritional informatics, plastic products, coco products, organic/ocean/rock/waste fertilizers, biological solutions 2, waste management, lake management, environment & climate change management
  • 50% of schools & colleges in Mangaluru should have greenhouse/coolinghouse or mushroom room
  • 5% of houses should have terrace/indoor garden
  • Vegetables/microgreens/mushrooms/flowers - 5% of consumption produced within city
  • Electricity & water used for urban gardening is got fully from renewable sources & rain harvesting respectively
  • 50% fertilizers & pestcides should come from city itself (only organic fertilizers should be used, brinewater included)
  • 5% of desalination plant effluents are used for fertilizer, marine aquaponics etc
For AQI assumed that species of trees/plants chosen for terrace/indoor gardening don't emit volatile organic gases & health hazardous tiny pollen grains - 1. (for proper microclimate management of a city trees are planted in a way that they don't trap pollutants by infringing on air circulation just like tall buildings - but that is for urban gardening architect, goal here is only for terrace/indoor gardening not for outdoor trees. our urban gardening architects neither know that weak trees are not good for Mangaluru's windy rainy season nor that if we water trees because of non availability of ground water then these trees without strong/deep roots can be uprooted by wind easily).

With 5 crores we can not subsidize everything so whatever minimum needed to achieve maximum could be subsidized. But everything should be made available in a single shop including information & consultancy so that people need not wander from shop to shop searching for materials. It is better to have a pottery shop, wicker shop (for cane baskets used as grow containers), nursery/acquarium/aviary also integrated into it. Apart from this Mangaluru can have seed vending machines 2 and garden/seedling vending machine in various places like malls, markets, busstops etc. Also seed libraries can be encouraged so that seeds adopted to local climate & soil conditions can be shared with each other. I think a few of terrace gardeners in Mangaluru are already sharing seeds. 'Single shop' can be opened along with 'single window system' in new market complexes like Kavoor, Urwa. These markets can have terrace top nursery (you can have solar panels mounted on poles to provide shade to plants) along with 'terrace garden' & coolinghouse for demonstration purposes along with single shop. We can even think of nurseries along with parks (& miniforests) like Kadri Park.

Goal is also to reduce fertilizer related mining by recycling (although rock dust, rock fibre (there are others like vermiculite, perlite, gypsum, epsom, lime) which are got by mining, are listed better to adapt technology for sea fertilizer either like sea crop, ocean solutuion, Ocean Magic after studying its effects on soil like salinity or seaweeds and media like coir), to achieve local production/supply for local use ('farm to table' similar to 'walk to work') which reduce transportation costs. We need not worry about outside farmers losing jobs due to urban farming as they can always to switch to crops for biofuel & other industrial uses though ultimate goal should be even to produce these locally. And they will not lose job if population grows at current rate.

It is somewhat confusing asking for subsidy and at the same time new startups have to manufacture subsidized gadgets after doing research. I would say initially imported kits (kind of kits suiting our climate conditions without need for costly HVAC systems) can be subsidized and then startups can start locally manufacturing them looking at the market.

The subsidy can come through both smart city & startup district schemes. For example, schools and colleges can get relatively costly stuff through startup district scheme whereas citizens can get subsidized fertilizers, pesticides, kits through smart city scheme. No idea what are the laboratory equipments on agriculture/horticulture currently provided by the central government to schools under 'Startup District'. Even request can be made for CSR funding. I don't know whether National Horticulture Board subsidies are applicable to Urban Gardening. Greenery cess can be used for mini forests - MCC clueless about using greenery cess. At the minimum we should divert sewage flowing into lakes to mini forests.

By now we might have also understood that 'terrace/indoor gardening' goal is to recycle waste we are generating, adding rain water and energy from sun to it to produce our food & improve environment & a bit of other things like economy. A plan should be in place for recycling of extra plastic waste generated by terrace/indoor gardening integrated with recycling of other types of plastic waste. Both nutrition & waste including plastic waste flowing into sea, some are settling at bottom as sediment, some are increasing concentration of water further (of course melting ice from polar region & mountains will decrease sea concentration). Not recycling them also may be increasing height of sea to whatever negligible small extent apart from increasing temperature melting ice & adding water & then heated water expanding. We discussed other possibilities of recycling like transpirational fognet, recirculating aquaculture system, anthropogenic miniforest, aquaponic lake etc. (we also discussed about biosphere but not for living). We are talking about a city designed for recyclability but not every aspect of it.

Hydroponics may sound costly initially but as we go for mass production of equipments needed, perfect hydroponic farming technolgy, increase harvesting frequency thanks to faster growth under hydroponic conditions, go for vertical farming things will become economical. A few of vegetables for example basil (available only in malls in small packages), lettuce are now costly in Mangaluru growing them hydroponically may be cost effective. Instead of commercial fertilizers usage of stuff like vermicompost tea, biocompost tea, seaweed tea 2,cow urine, cow dung tea (cow dung mixed with water then filtered), bricks tea (powder waste bricks/tiles and prepare tea by mixing with water and then filter or soak brick pieces in water and then use pestle to grind), diluted sea water or mixture of all can be beneficial both economically & environmentally. Oilcake tea is costly but can be used for growing costly vegetables. Cow shed waste can be delivered to our door from dairy farms at suburbs like milk or better like unpacked kerosene oil of old days till in-city dairy farm is realized. Liquid fertilizers can be manually applied to plants or through hydroponic arrangements like drip system. Important to see again - Best Liquid Fertilizer To Grow Huge Plants in Your Garden.

Lot more to discuss on terrace gardening including indoor/kitchen gardening. I will do this in a separate blog'पुरॆतोट' (house/terrace garden). I will also discuss about terrace/indoor gardening business models there. And hoping for a change in the way Tuluvas consume their food here is - 'बॆरकॆ-अट्टिल्' (berake attilu, fusion cooking) - a cooking blog.

Here are some relevant extra web links
Maximum increase in temperature in coast
Is Karwar turning out to be the hottest place in Karnataka?
Mushroom-fortified food in midday meals proposed

And enjoy watching these videos also
The Future of Farming & Agriculture
This High-Tech Farmer Grows Kale in a Factory
TOP 5 Awesome INDOOR GARDENS That You Can Buy In 2018
Top 10 Best Cool Smart Home Gardening System Gadgets Tools for Garden life Hacks 2019
Top 10 Amazing Gardening Gadget Inventions 2 3 4
Unlocking Salt Water | Mark Tester | TEDxKAUST
Best Self Watering Ceramic Ollas & More at the Heirloom Seed Expo
Ancient Watering Renewed
areca nut | bonsai | ಅಡಿಕೆ ಗಿಡ | ಬೊನ್ಸಾಯ್ - Whether coconut tree can be bonsaied like this?
Should I have a CO2 generator for my greenhouse? 2 3
Galvanized Vertical Strawberry Planter! 🍓🍓🍓// Garden Answer (FULL VERSION)
How to make a Potato Barrel for growing 40+ lbs of potatoes in a small space
High Yield Potato Barrel
How to grow potatoes in a large barrel

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Final notification issued to acquire 960 acres for MRPL

When MRPL is going to give fnal notification to acquire land for 'Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy' and 'Indian Institute of Risk/Hazard & Disaster Management'? Useless organization, only interested in acquiring land for pollutant industries but not interested in generating job for highly educated Mangaloreans through research institutes.

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Archbishop inaugurates Tech Development Centre
Archbishop opens ATC Online technology development centre in Mangaluru
ATC Group, consisting of Asian Trading Corporation, ATC Publishers and Brilliant Printers, with over 70 years in the business of publishing and printing, opened its technology development centre 'ATC Online LLP' at Goldfinch Complex here.

Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the centre, Archbishop Rev Dr Bernard Moras complimented the directors for their dedication, perseverance, hard work and excellence in their respective fields of expertise. While enumerating the number of institutions that could benefit from this initiative, he hoped that the new venture would result in a lot of good for the society.

Mangalore diocesan Bishop Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza lauded the directors for considering Mangaluru to set up the new organisation which would result in employment opportunities for talent in Mangaluru as well as help institutions with the excellent software package that would be made available by the organisation.

Earlier, addressing reporters, Director Nigel Fernandes said that ATC Online has entered the area of automating schools after a year of market research.

Stressing the need for access to technology among students at an early age, he said that though e-education is available among affluent schools, it is still a dream for most other schools that cater to the economically weaker sections, as they cannot afford to pay for the technology. "ATC Online has taken the initiative to fill this gap and make technology available and affordable to all children," he said and added that ever since it launched the initiative in September 2017, it has already signed over 40 schools and plans to cross 200 schools by the end of the next financial year.

On the need for setting up the centre in Mangaluru, co-promoter and director Ivan Fernandes said that Mangaluru has the best talent for IT development and the Centre's strategy is to promote local talent. "We expect to grow with around 100 employees by the end of this year," he said and added that the centre in Mangaluru is supplemented by its existing marketing and customer support offices in Bengaluru and Dubai.
What is Prakash Offset Printers doing in Baikampady?

SyndRSETI: Workshop on Seaweed Cultivation & Management

The second phase strategic crude oil reserves shifted from Bikaner in Rajasthan to Padur for strategic reasons
More oil storages in the pipeline
Of the 10 million tonnes planned for the second phase, a 5.6 million tonne facility is being considered at Padur in Karnataka and 4.4 million tonnes at Chandikhol in Odisha. India has oil stored in three underground rock caverns at Visakhapatnam (1.33 million tonnes), Mangalore (1.5 million tonnes) and Padur (2.5 million tonnes).
So, Tulunadu is going to have about 10 million crude oil storage capacity. Are they planning to build 'Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy' and 'Indian Institute of Risk/Hazard & Disaster Management' on the vacant land above the oil reserves?

State has to be ready for those who return

Better to generate employment through seaweed based biofuel industries so to save oil expenditure.

Bharti Defence delivers C-162 to Coast Guard

Oil palm growers likely to get nursery
Farmers urged to grow oil palm in clusters

Mangalore tiles: A renaissance in clay
Decks cleared for Campco's entry into cashew, coconut marketing
The pepper procured in the State is being processed in the cooperative’s facility at Baikampady in the city.
‘Setting up of I-T range office in Mangaluru has helped in higher tax compliance’

Karnataka approves techno-economical feasibility report for a desalination plant in Mangaluru

Okay, here are a few more use for brine water of desalination plant - A simple recipe for light, Best Organic Sea Fertilizer that You Can Eat!, Method, system and a process for producing fertilizers from seawater, Method of providing fertilizer from brines , Home made potash. And this could be a way to reduce salinity near sea shores by supplying saline water to farmers - Natural Farming: Diluted Seawater, Farming With Salty Water Is Possible. Hopefully CARPS works on this.

MRPL recognised with Silver Medal by IRIM
This emphasises MRPL's commitment to green manufacturing. Hence, as a measuring yardstick in comparison to other industries, for the first time, MRPL has subjected itself to a detailed "Priority adapt onsite assessment survey" as part of the India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC) for the year 2017, organised by the International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM), a platform designed to recognise manufacturing firms that have shown consistent progress in improving sustainability factors associated to a manufacturing facility.
OMPL, MRPL merger will make Mangaluru a major economic hub
MRPL to come out with BS6 diesel by March 2019
On MRPL’s expansion plans, he said the refinery’s capacity will be increased from the existing 15 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) to 25 MTPA. Stating that the merger process of MRPL and OMPL (ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd) is in the final stage, he said MRPL will go for a mega expansion plan after that.

Works related to land acquisition, technology selection, financial assessment are being carried out on war-footing. MRPL will start the expansion plan during the calendar year itself, he said, adding that the investment scope of this expansion will be around Rs.70,000 crore.
Look how much he is silent on IIPE! What would Mangaluru MP lost if he had requested Petroleum & Natural Gas minister for IIPE?

FSRU based LNG handling facility: H-Energy Mangaluru Integrated Gas Project

Grant of Authorization for Jaigarh-Mangalore Natural Gas Pipeline
Physical work on Relog Chennai-Bangalore-Mangalore pipeline pipelines hadn’t started
Mangaluru-Kochi natural gas pipeline to be ready by year-end: minister

Raichur-Mangaluru economic corridor needs 60 hectares of forest land

Whether Raichur-Mangaluru economic corridor will also have natural gas pipeline?

Cooking Gas is coming to your door,2

In addition to these five pipelines (Mangalore-Hassan HPCL & Petronet LPG pipelines, ISPRL crude oil pipeline, Kochi-Mangaluru R-LNG pipeline, R-LNG Distribution network for Mangaluru) and four more R-LNG pipelines may be expected which are listed above (including R-LNG pipeline from FSRU LNG terminal to MRPL/MSEZ). Totally nine pipelines, the state's biggest chemicals' storage facilities & chemical industries; so many hazards, but no Indian Institute of Hazard/Risk & Disaster Management to safeguard us. Sad that Mangaluru MP is not talking to Prime Minister on this.

Women move from beedi towards business

Broader research perspective unveils more about changing life opportunities in urban fisheries

Allotment of Smal Scale Industrial plots in DK & Udupi

Summa: KSSIDC is developing Industrial Areas of 143.81 acres in Koikude in Pakshikere, 97.14 acres in Sajipa Mooda in Bantwal and 104.63 acres in Padubidri

MCF Expansion - Energy Improvement Project of Ammonia and Urea plants. 2) 1 million t/y DAP/NPK Project. 3) Poly Carboxyl Ether (PCE) Project of 18,000 t/y

Need to stay relevant to exist, say owners of Mangaluru Tile Factories

Arecanut cures cancer, according to co-op bodies' report to centre
Centre urged to carry out scientific study on arecanut’s medicinal properties

MRPL commissions largest solar project of 6 063 MWp
MRPL commissions solar power project, largest on any refinery site

Karnataka's only fertilizer company to celebrate its golden jubilee on April 17
Having spent Rs 315 crore on converting its feedstock from naptha to liquefied natural gas in 2014, Prabhakar Rao said the company is awaiting LNG feed from the GAIL gas pipeline. “MoPNG has assured us this environment friendly fuel by the end of this year,” Rao said
Servicengine Earns ISO 27001:2013 Certification

Seaweeds drawn to shore: First crop in the state

Medorganics India Private Limited - an advanced technological unit will be inaugurated tomorrow

Summa: Meditek India is going to start manufacturing tablets and capusles of international standard in its new unit Medorganics India Private Limited at Baikampady. Meditek India, through advanced research, supplies organic medicines, nutritional supplements & personalcare products like soap, shampoo, hairoil to state/national/international markets and also supplies herbal extracts needed by other producers.


Medorganics of Meditek India inaugurated

Achievement of Kenchanakere Youth: Juice, Halwa, Jam from Cashew apple

Congress to augment infrastructure in district
M’luru will be the next Silicon Valley: Cong manifesto

Large real estate developers tap demand for warehouses to monetize land banks
M.R. Jaishankar, chairman and managing director, Bengaluru-based Brigade Enterprises, told Mint the firm is doing a feasibility to build industrial parks “with components of warehouses” in Karnataka.

He said the firm is exploring the opportunity to set up facilities on the 50 acres it owns near Bengaluru international airport as well as in the coastal areas of Mangalore.
Are they planning to use Ganjimatt land for warehouse instead of IT SEZ?

Bringing a shine
Govardhan Collections

Aegis Logistics Pre-Feasibility Report for Isolated Storage Tank Farm and Allied facilities for handling, storage and distribution of petroleum products, hazardous chemicals & vegetable oils etc of
capacity 78000 KL at Tannirbhavi

Reftar Trminals Feasibility Report for expansion of storage terminal facility

Campco records Rs. 1,740 cr turnover in 2017-18

HPCL: Construction of two underground LPG cavern storgae of total capacity 1,00,000 MT
Strategic oil storage facility to be built in Mangalore: Dharmendra Pradhan
ADNOC, ISPRL celebrate arrival of first crude oil shipment for Mangalore strategic reserve
India may get crude from ADNOC for ISPRL’s Padur facility too - Padur in Udupi district might get another 2.5-million tonne SPR (in addition to the existing one)

MRPL posts Rs. 2224 crore net profit in 2017-18
KIOCL Ltd March Qtr Profit Rises

When will KIOCL start manufacturing marine/medical grade steel?

How a farmers’ group is reviving the jackfruit

HPCL, Mangalore Refinery merger in FY'19: CMD Mukesh Kumar Surana

‘Mangaluru important for India’s energy sector’

MSEZ Flyover work is almost complete

Goal is set to grow paddy in 72 hectres in twin coastal districts
‘Karavali package’ for paddy, a distant dream
Novel paddy cultivation using Thermocoal' 2
'Floating’ thermocol eases paddy transplantation work - 26-05-2016

Jackfruit brings the sweet smell of success to these farmers
Tens of thousands of jackfruits that grow naturally on the countryside go waste without an organised marketing network. Tapping into this opportunity, a group of farmers in Vitla are now manufacturing and marketing value-added products of jackfruit under the brand name ‘Pingaara’ through a company they have floated.
How Mangaluru averted a copper smelting unit

The agitation seems to be a symbolic one. If the fight was against copper smelting then agitators would have stopped using all copper byproducts.

NASSCOM conducts SME connect at port city

Fazil’s Creations certified by European Agency for Safety & Health at Work

Plastic Park, Ganjimatt & Coconut Park, Bantwala projects are drafted

Small scale industries suffer Rs 10cr loss due to flood
Small industries seek govt. help to overcome rain-related damage

Notification issued for 44 acres women industrial park in Mangaluru

HPCL, MRPL merger will take a year, says ONGC Chairman

Kerala to hand over 35 acres in Kasaragod to MORTH

Transgender women encouraged to be entrepreneurs

Caught in a net of laws, these fishers make Mangaluru their second home

Need seen for incubation centres for jackfruit
Stating that jackfruit was a highly under researched fruit, he said that there was no research institute for jackfruit in the world. An international research institute has been set up for even breadfruit in Hawai but not jackfruit.
Now, you can sample wild mango ice cream

Jackfruit can be preserved for use in off-season too

Whether any retort pouches & breathing bags manufacturing factory coming up in Plastic Park, Ganjimatt?

Smartcity requires Hardware Incubation Centre

‘Adopt a village annually to promote cashewnut cultivation’

Let Industrial Parks get materialized - Proposed Plastic Park, Textile/Apparel Park, Food Processing Park, Coconut Park (as a part of Agricultural SAZ), Pharmaceutical Park, Automobile Park, Entrepreneurship Park, IT Park have not become reality so far.

DPR is getting ready for Plastic Park & Coconut Park

Mangaluru as next IT hub gets a click

Mangalore Refinery to invest Rs 595 crore on RO plant

Set up rubber industry in Belthangady, says MP

Karnataka emerges as India’s petro hub
Today, under the banner of oil and natural gas major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the coastal city of Mangaluru has transformed itself into a model petroleum and petrochemical hub that is making waves internationally.
What type of model? Model hub without research institutes? Wait, they have opened all research & training institutes related to Oil & Natural Gas field in the parched city isn't it? Dump chemcial industries on Mangaluru and create IT jobs in the parched city through research institutes. Wow, that is how Karnataka emerges as India’s petro hub!

Centre approves another 2.5 million tonne crude storage at ISPRL in Padur
Modification for Environment Clearance for construction of two under ground LPG cavern storage
UniCourt: Legal Tech For Access To Justice - Part I

Plastic park in city proposed
HPCL plans to invest ₹ 1,000 crore for LPG cavern in Mangaluru

Campco to foray into coconut processing, marketing
The coconut processing plant, land for which is yet to be finalised, would be established with machinery and technical guidance from Alfa Laval with a capacity to process 1 lakh coconuts a day. With an investment of about ₹40 crore, the plant would produce virgin oil and desiccated coconut, primarily meant for export as well as activated carbon (from coconut shells), pasteurised coconut milk and coconut oil for domestic market.

The plant will come up within two years after the land is finalised, closer to New Mangalore Port, said Campco Managing Director M. Suresh Bhandary.
Campco eyes niche areas for growth
Expansion The Campco has requisitioned the district administration of Dakshina Kannada for grant of 15 acres land near Mangaluru port to establish a new facility with modern machinery under the technical guidance of top experts in the world.
Campco chief urges growers to focus on integrated multi-cropping system

Mangaluru small industry body calls for industrial township authority
ಬೈಕಂಪಾಡಿ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ವಲಯ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ಸಿದ್ಧವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಸ್ಪಿವಿ

The best time to own a bicycle is now!
"Coppernicus is fully assembled in India at this plant in Mangaluru. We have tied up with the companies that make e-bicycle parts: ... The frame has been designed by young engineers in Mangaluru, using Aluminium alloy 6160 grade, which is lighter and tougher than steel, ..."
Karnataka’s coast holds key to cancer treatment, says former forest officer

Social forestry to focus on growing cashew in DK
87 hectares under Kokum now

Look at all beautiful kokum products. How many of these are produced in DK?

Aramco, Adnoc interested in India's Rs 110-bn strategic oil reserve project
Global oil traders keen on India’s strategic crude reserves
“Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore are interested in filling up the existing reserve at Padur under the first phase,” said a person aware of the development, requesting anonymity.
Syngene Amendment with construction pictures

Harvesters make it easy for farmers

Rice field on rooftop
Fruit farmers urged to form tropical fruit association
‘Pruning will not reduce taste of fruit’

Whether video of all these meetings available in public domain?

Campco eyes retail chocolate products outlet in Mangaluru

ADNOC to fill up Mangalore oil reserves in Nov – Indian officials

Hangyo Ice Cream comes up with 6 flavours of sweets this Diwali

Submit concrete proposal for allotment of JESCO land: George
20 cr to upgrade infra in Baikampady Industrial area
Minister for Large, Medium Industries, IT and BT K J George promised to release Rs 20 crore for upgrading the existing infrastructure of roads and drains at Baikampady Industrial area and Industrial estate.

Speaking to mediapersons after interacting with the stakeholders at Kanara Small Industries Association (KSIA) building at Baikampady here on Saturday, he said the government had already released Rs 10 crore for developing the infrastructure.

The KIADB had submitted a proposal seeking Rs 59 crore for developing infrastructure. The infrastructures will be upgraded in a phased manner, he added.

George, further, said 543 acres of industrial land allotted to Jesco in 2001 had remained unutilised all these years. Of 543 acres, 160 acre was allotted to Coast Guard by the government. The land is also identified for setting up Rapid Action Force (RAF) base in Mangaluru. Another 50 acre of Canara Industrial Land at Mudipu will also be shown for RAF for setting up of their base.

“The KSIA had submitted a memorandum to allot the remaining Jesco land as industrial plots for MSMEs, electronic hardware park, logistics park, low cost housing for workers, international exhibition centre, common ETP solid waste management plant and Green belt park road. I had asked them to submit a concrete proposal by including private players willing to develop the industrial parks. The project needs to be submitted to the court,” he explained.
To help the budding innovators, the state government has set up K-tech innovation hub in Mangaluru. The K-Tech Innovation Hub is a “Product Start-up Incubator-cum-Common Instrumentation Facility.”
Rs 20 crore grant for development of Baikampady industrial zone, says minister K J George
Mangaluru small industry body calls for industrial township authority

Land owners seek₹ 1.92 cr. per acre compensation
Land for MRPL expansion: Rate fixed at ₹60 lakh per acre
Stop on land acquisition process sought

MRPL reasserts its green credentials with Karnataka's first desalination plant
Petrol contaminates wells - leaves people struggling for drinking water
HRPF to file case against MRPL, MSEZ

Solara Active (Sequent Scientific) gets EIR from USFDA for Mangalore facility

Logistics Park construction in 10 acres land
Government plans logistic park - trucks lining up highway might disappear

‘Cluster approach must for fruits, vegetable cultivation’

India to lease out half of Padur strategic oil storage to ADNOC – sources
India signs initial pact to lease half of Padur storage to ADNOC

MRPL posts Rs. 81.16 crore loss in Q2
‘Study on coop societies in DK, Udupi soon’

KIOCL reports ₹46-cr profit in H1 as production, exports rise

Ductile Iron Spun Pipe(DISP) at Blast furnace unit, KIOCL
As a part of backward and forward integration of the existing blast furnace unit at Mangalore, KIOCL has planned following additional facilities:

i. Addition of Ductile Iron spun pipe (DSIP) plant for producing 200,000 tonnes per annum of DISP to meet the growing demand of DI pipes as a result of increased focus on improvement of water supply, waste water drainage system and reuse of waste water for industrial purpose.

ii. Addition of Non-recovery coke oven plant for production of 1,80,000 tonnes per annum coke and 10 MW cogen power plant using flue gas.
About 389 persons are likely to be employed due to the proposed project.

Project description

The capacity of DISP plant is 0.2 MTPA and land requirement is about 11 acre. The non-recovery coke oven plant is having a capacity of 0.18 MTPA and proposed land requirement is 9.26 acre.
When will KIOCL start manufacturing marine/medical grade steel in Mangaluru?

Plastic park project for Mangaluru approved
State approves plastic park project for Mangaluru, says official
The State Department of Industries and Commerce has approved setting up of a plastic park at Ganjimutt in Mangaluru taluk at an estimated cost of ₹152 crore, according to N. Gokuldas Nayak, Joint Director, Dakshina Kannada District Industries Centre.

He told the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee meeting, presided over by Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament, here on Saturday that 32 companies have registered to set up their units in the park. They have asked for 81 acres of land against 61 acres available now. A total of 104 acres are required for the park. About ₹41 crore is required to acquirethe remaining land required for the project. The government gave its approval recently, he said.

Mr. Nayak said that the final approval from the Union government is required for opening the park.

The MP asked Mr. Nayak to hasten the process of getting the approval to enable laying the foundation stone for the park project by the end of March, 2019.
Whether before March, 2019 means two months before parliamentary election?

Orb Energy installs 200 kw solar unit at Sri Manjunath Foods and Packagings

Prime Minister to lay foundation stone for city gas projects today

Land owners plan public awareness on Bhopal gas tragedy to avert same in Mangaluru

This expansion will generate only around 1,000 jobs. Ancilliary jobs are generated in the parched city as these government companies are putting all research facilities there after opening industry here. What is the use of this expansion to Mangalorean unless they shift HPCL research facility to Mangaluru to generate job here? Even RGIPT or IIPE should be started here so that growth of IT & Electronics industry around Petroleum sector get a requisite boost here. For 2019 election issue should be shifting of HPCL research faciltiy to Mangaluru. You can also add shifting of Canara Bank headoffice and Canara/Corporation bank training & BPO facilities back to Mangaluru to the election agenda. Vijaya Bank any how getting merged with a bigger bank so no point in fighting for it.

KIOCL to commission 1.3-MW solar unit soon: MD

Areca tree climbing course opens doors to a better life

DC directs vision document preparation for industrial development
‘Prepare vision document to set up industries in DK’
DC seeks 'comprehensive industrial mission' to boost employment in coast
Electronic Park

Senthil also pointed out to the growing demand for electronic park in Mangaluru and said the presence of sea connect provided a good channel to import raw materials. "NIENT company had placed a demand for 5,000 acres of land. As many as 40 companies had come forward to develop computer appliances," he aded. Countries such as Korea, Japan and China were mooting to have businesses here on a small scale.
NIENT or NIELIT? 5,000 acres or 5,000 sqft?

Campco to increase production of choco chips

Arecanut farmers fight battle on many fronts

Sequent Scientific gains 4% on EIR from USFDA for Mangalore lab

Anthea Aromatics - MSEZ New Aroma and Speciality Chemical manufacturing facility

KIADB decides to acquire 200 acres in Karnire, Athikaribettu for a new Industrial Area, 2

So, both the banks of Shambhavi river are going to shine with industries! On DK side of the river this new industrial area and on Udupi side there will be air cargo hub (Palimar, Yellur, Santhoor, Nandikoor and other villages in Kaup taluk). If they are planning to use river as waterway then it may interfere with surfing activities at Sasihitlu.

Drip irrigation given a boost with Rs 1.8 crore allocation to DK

FIEO team in Karnataka to chalk out export strategy

Bank biz in DK as on September 30 stands at Rs 70,062 crore
₹12,659-crore credit plan for Dakshina Kannada

'Study on chemical industry impact on coast needed'
Bhopal tragedy activist asks citizens to collect evidence against MRPL

'Areca Board close to reality'

1.3 MW Solar Power to KIOCL

HPCL, Mangalore Refinery merger may not happen this fiscal year
HPCL unlikely to partner Total for LPG cavern in Mangalore

Need to protest against this also unless HPCL shifts its research facilities from the parched city to Mangaluru.

MRPL is venturing into RLNG business: MRPL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with new Mangalore Port Trust to study the feasibility of setting up an LNG re-gasification terminal at Mangalore. We believe this is at a preliminary stage and will have a long gestation period. However, if materializes then it will help MRPL to lower its refinery operating cost by replacing costlier liquid fuel with cheaper LNG.
What will happen to H-Energy RLNG project? Are both same?

Va Tech Wabag secures Rs 467 crore worth order 30 MLD Sea Water Desalination plant expandable upto 70 MLD in Mangaluru
Work on MRPL’s desalination plant to begin soon

IT SEZ - firms to be converted into women entrepreneurs park?
Mangaluru, Jan 29: Although it has been ten years since the information technology special economic zone (IT SEZ) was formed at Pajeeru near Mudipu, no IT company has shown interest to establish its units here. As such, Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board is actively considering a move to convert it into women entrepreneurs park. A proposal for the same has been prepared.
Head of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Praveen Kalbavi, points out to the fact that Startup Incubation Centre is functioning well but there is no convenient place for setting up the industries for startups. He recollected that the state government had been approached in 2013 by KCCI, IT heads, former Infosys director, T V Mohandas Pai etc, seeking to declare the city as BPO hub, in which case, IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, TCS etc would have set up their branches here.
Minister Chaudary Birender Singh inaugurates solar power plant at KIOCL
'Clearance issue for Devadri mining block in Ballari will be solved soon'
Dedicating the 1.3-MW capacity solar power plant at KIOCL’s blast furnace unit and laying the foundation stone for modernisation of the unit here ...

Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, who recalled the role of former minister H N Ananth Kumar in expediting clearances for steel industry-related projects of Karnataka with help of Birender Singh, said such proactiveness will see MCF receive gas in the next six months, and this will help it set up another manufacturing unit. The plastic park cleared by Kumar will become a reality in the next six months as will phase 3 expansion of MRPL, he noted.
KIOCL to set up DI spun pipe plant
Establishment of such a plant would help generate a turnover of ₹1,000 crore in the beginning. This kind of project will create more jobs, he said.

Apart from this, he said, KIOCL’s blast furnace unit in Mangaluru will be renovated. The government wants to see that the blast furnace unit, which is idle for so many years, becomes functional. For the functioning of blast furnace unit, coke oven battery is to be placed. He said all the above works would require an investment of around ₹820 crore.
On this occasion, KIOCL Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding with National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Mangaluru, for taking up research and development projects together in the areas of beneficiation and pelletisation of iron ore and other projects.
Whether KIOCL is ready to manufacture marine/medical grade steel?

MRPL reports Rs. 268 cr. loss in Q3
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Bank’s new App allows blocking, unblocking debit cards

30% dip in vehicle sales as govt rushes VAHAN 4 software
Milkosoft app to place orders for milk vendors a hit

Mobile app helps request, donate blood

Will the application limit the number of people rushing to donate blood? If many people responds then how the application limits the number of doners to one or two? How it will make vehicle arrangement for doners without vehicles?

APD launches website for waste management

CRZ map will be available in mobilephone

App-based crop survey project launched in DK

Corpn. decides to develop services software on its own

Workshop on e-janma software gets under way at ZP

Digitisation adversely affects sand quarry owners, extractors

Corporation to make available10 citizen services online soon

Mescom developing integrated app for grievances redressal, bill payments
Mangaluru: Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd has initiated steps to roll out an app that will serve as an integrated platform for consumer grievances redressal as well as a one-stop payment solution for its consumers. The power distribution company is also all set to augment its presence on various e-wallet platforms that will give digitally inclined netizens more payment options in addition to conventional payment platforms.
Whether MESCOM has outsourced work to an Information Technology company within MESCOM's territory?

Postman gets mobilephone, paperless postal delivery

When will policeman gets such mobilephone for passport verification? location based mobilephone application is very useful for address verification.
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