We often take for granted those things that come easy to us. Rain is one such resource that we always enjoy, but never capture for the future.
Prime Minister Modi pitches for a collective effort to overcome water crisis in the country
Yenepoya Medical and Dental College, some 15 kilometres away from Mangalore city near Delarekatte, is located in a developing neighbourhood; three other medical colleges, many schools and the Mangalore University are all situated in the same area. A software park is also expected to come up shortly.
Reviving a lake transforms 120 acres of barren land into a self-sufficient organic farm: The story of Rajesh Naik and Oddoor farms, Mangalore, KarnatakaPosted on 05 Mar, 2013 03:39 PM
A visit to Oddoor farms near Mangalore, Karnataka, provides an inspiring example of the efforts made by Rajesh Naik ji to transform 120 acres of barren land into a lush green farm through his persistent efforts of creating a two acre and fifty feet deep lake, which has not only transformed the surrounding area, but has also helped in improving the water table in the surrounding village, besides helping in the development of a self sufficient organic farm and a dairy.
Oddoor farms, around 25 kilometres away from Mangalore city is a great example of a very successful effort made by Rajesh Naik ji who has transformed 120 acres of barren land into a self sufficient organic farm by developing a 50 feet lake on two acres of land. The journey has been a long one and not without its share of challenges, but persistence and constant optimism and hard work to overcome challenges has reaped results in the last twenty years, informs Rajesh Naik ji.
Rajesh Naik ji near the lake he has developed at the Oddoor farms near Mangalore
Operating the world's largest barge mounted power plant off the coast of Mangalore, GMR Energy has a specific water consumption of .126 cu m/MWH, which is less than half the national benchmark of .276 cu m/MWH for such plants.
The management arrangements and governance of the city have to be viewed at three levels by Mangalore city corporation (MCC).
- Firstly, the responsibility of providing urban services within the boundary of city (both obligatory and discretory in nature). This is normal with other cities.
- Secondly, the responsibility to meet the demands generated out of economic activities beyond city limits. For example, incoming and outgoing trucks transporting logs, granite stone and groceries generate employment for locals. The city has to respond to provide minimum facilities in such a situation.
- Thirdly, involvement in to the infrastructure development activities initiated by the state government. The expansion of economic activities beyond city limits can be due to the regional development plan of the state government or the idea of regional development is based on the expansion of economic activities of the area. These externalities are interlinked.