The sorry state of Mikkere lake in Malavalli taluk in Karnataka: Photographs by Jaraganhalli KantharajuPosted on 31 Jan, 2013 06:34 PM
Jaraganhalli Kantharaju shares with us the sorry state of Mikkere lake in Malavalli taluk of Mandya district in Karnataka which is in need of immediate attention and restoration.
Enormous funds are being poured into research aimed at improving seed varieties, with a heavy focus on developing hybrid rice. Is it the right option for millions of small rice farmers who are already battling high input costs and increasingly unpredictable weather? Or does part of the solution lie in efficient methods of cultivation that will cut down water use and improve yield?
Estimation of irrigation return flow in Lokapavani area of KR Sagar command in Karnataka - A research report by National Institute of HydrologyPosted on 21 Jun, 2010 12:22 AM
The study deals with the estimation of hydrological soil properties of the area of Lokapavani River in KR Sagar Command in Mandya district of Karnataka. The properties determined are soil texture, porosity, saturated hydraulic conductivity, specific gravity and soil moisture characteristics.
The disturbed and undisturbed soil samples from eighteen locations along different depths were collected and analyzed. Eighty-five disturbed soil samples were used to determine the grain size distribution, porosity, specific gravity and soil moisture characteristic curves with the help of electromagnetic sieve shaker, master sizer, GeoPyc and pressure plate apparatus. Twenty undisturbed soil samples were used to determine saturated hydraulic conductivity with ICW Permeameter.