NABARD funds for State

Bangalore: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs. 192.02 crore to Karnataka for development projects.

According to a release, the money had been sanctioned for 394 roads, 20 bridges and 13 rural godowns. These projects, to be completed by 2008, would benefit 26 districts. Special Correspondent

Suvarna Gramodaya programme

Bangalore: In-charge Ministers and deputy commissioners of Tumkur, Chitradurga, Bijapur, Bangalore Rural, Koppal, Bellary, Raichur, Haveri, Shimoga and Bagalkot have selected around 400 villages for implementing the Suvarna Gramodaya programme.

Announcing this at a meeting of in-charge Ministers here on Wednesday, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister C.M. Udasi said the names of the remaining 600 villages would be submitted by in-charge Ministers of other districts shortly. Staff Reporter

Sculpture exhibition

Bangalore: The Karnataka Shilpakala Academy will hold its annual exhibition in traditional and contemporary sculpture in January next.

Sculptors born in the State or those domiciled here for at least five years are eligible to participate in the event. They should be in the 18 to 45 age group.

Interested persons may contact the Registrar of the academy, first floor, Kannada Bhavana, J. C. Road, Bangalore 560002. Ph.: 080-22278725. Staff Reporter


Bangalore: The Indian Institute of Materials Management, Bangalore, is organising a workshop on e-procurement on November 23 and 24. For more details, email Special Correspondent

Training programme

Bangalore: The International Academy for Creative Teaching (IACT), the teacher training wing of the Jain Group of Institutions, has announced a 10-month postgraduate diploma programme in creative teaching in collaboration with Karnataka State Open University.

According to a release by the academy, all graduates can apply for this programme. Applications can be obtained from the website or from the IACT office at 52, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore. Phone: 23545246/48. The last date of sending applications is November 30. Special Correspondent