P. Parshwanath has been officially appointed the Deputy Director of the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Dakshina Kannada. A release said before this appointment, he held the post of Assistant Director of the Fisheries Department here. Those with enquiries related to the activities of the department, can contact Mr. Parshwanath at 9480886553/9845875036,0824-2451264.

Applications for agriculture awards

Agriculture Research and Development Foundation calls for applications from agriculturists for their 17{+t}{+h}annual ‘L.M. Patel Best Farmer’ award. Those interested should send their applications to the Deputy Director of the Horticulture Department. For more details, log on to www.aspeefoundation.org.

Power shutdown

There will not be power supply on Sunday between 9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at MCF, MRPL, KIOCL, Ruchi Soya, NMPT, HPCL, BASF, Bright Packaging, Rajshri Packagers, Panambur, and Baikampady in the city. Mescom said the disruption is because of work on 220 kV SRS line,

Aid to start

poultry division

Under the Rashtriya Vikasa Yojane, farmers will be given State aid to start poultry divisions. A release said, the divisions should have a minimum capacity to produce 1,000 eggs a day, of which 800 should be sold to the government; Rs. 1 lakh will be given as aid, and the rest as low-interest loans. Up to five such poultry divisions per taluk can be started. Those interested, should sent applications by July 8 to the respective Taluk Animal Husbandry office. Three persons per district will be selected for training per month. For details, contact: Eshwar M. (Mangalore) 0824-2492369/9448622800; Vishwanath Shetty (Bantwal) 08255-232512/9448437812; H. Sudhakar Shetty (Belthangady) 08256-232067/9448329065; K. Ramachandra Shetty (Puttur) 08251-230664/9448869129; V.N. Rajanna (Sullia) 08257-2300412/9448725698.