Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI) contributes essential support for Karnataka and Maharashtra flood affected areas

Bengaluru, 22nd August 2019: States of Karnataka and Maharashtra are fighting the natural calamity and the areas affected needs a lot of rebuilding. The families in these areas need immediate assistance and also essential items to sustain themselves until normalcy is restored. Rise Against Hunger India has come forward to lend support to the worst affected areas of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Rise Against Hunger India, an international hunger relief organization, is continuously monitoring the situation of the affected states of Karnataka and Maharashtra. In Karnataka 1,250 families from Hirekere village of Chikodi Taluk, Belagavi District have lost their homes and belongings to the fury of flood waters. RAHI has reached out to 100 families and distributed meals in Hirekere with the help of RAHI’s NGO partner Gilgal Trust.

SAP in association with RAHI organised meal packaging event where in 50 of its employees helped to package 10,000 meals on the 22nd of August. These meals will be distributed to the affected families in Kittur village of Haveri District.

In Maharashtra a total of 6,800 families from Karnoor and Bidri belonging to Kagal Tehsil in Kolhapur District have lost everything in the floods. In association with RAHI, Hershey’s has done meal packaging event in their Mumbai premises and about 10,000 meals have been packed. These meals were distributed to 100 families in these villages with the help of RAHI’s NGO partner in Maharashtra, Hope World Wide.

Mr. Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger India said, “We are deeply moved by this catastrophe which has struck both the states. We are thankful to our corporate and NGO partners who have helped us in the reaching out to the families, who are in distress and in providing them meals along with the necessary items. Rise Against Hunger India has committed to provide comprehensive support to the to the most needy people, affected by the floods. We are doing our best to reach the neediest and help them.”

About Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI):
Rise against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, aims to show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030. In 2014, RAH India was created as an independent entity in India, formally registered as ‘Stop Hunger Now India’ but later changed to Rise Against Hunger India in 2017. Headquartered in Bangalore, RAH India program began in 2015 due to increased interest and support by corporate partners to involve in meal packaging program. RAHI is committed to nourishing lives, providing emergency aid, empowering communities and growing the hunger movement. From floods to droughts, RAHI has been actively responding to emergencies. The team actively works towards bolstering agricultural production and income through various agricultural methods, business skills and market access.

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With 100% job placement record, ITAP extends its professional courses to Bengaluru

ITAP, with an enviable record of placing 8,000 students within three months of joining the course in Pune, aims to give a hand to Karnataka’s commerce aspirants with courses designed in taxation, accountancy and finance

Bengaluru, August 23, 2019: Pune-based financial and technical training institute ITAP is expanding into Bengaluru with a new customized course structure aimed at empowering prospective accounting executives from Karnataka.
The PBA (professional business accountant) course has been designed based on the guidelines provided by top chartered accountants, businessmen and accounting professionals that includes practical training in e-commerce, e-banking, e-tax returns and e-tax payments among others.
ITAP, which has the distinction of placing all its students within the three months, is launching its first course in Karnataka from its new centre in Bengaluru starting September 1, 2019.
“The admissions are now open. We are targeting commerce students from tier-2 and tier-3 cities and towns for whom the course provides a kick start to their professional life,” says CA Pankaj Mandhane, Co-founder of ITAP.
Unlike a regular accountancy course, PBA covers taxes (Income Tax, TDS, GST & PT) along with finance (finance management, cash flow, business loans, financial reporting and MIS) and banking, PF, ESI, import-export and Shops Act, making the students industry-ready.
“There is a huge requirement for skilled workforce in the country today as 90 per cent of jobs in India are skill-based, whereas only 6 per cent of job seekers are skill-trained,” says Pankaj.

ITAP is introducing the PBA course in Bengaluru which can be completed in a year’s time. The course is open to 1st, 2nd and final year BCom students, MCom and MBA students, graduates from other streams and working professionals.
“While on the one hand we witness unemployment, the industry is actually in need of about 30,000 to 35,000 PBAs every year,” he says, adding that ITAP has an extraordinary placement record, especially where students get guaranteed job placement within 90 days of joining the course as a trainee.
Students have the option to pay one-third of the fee at the time of joining and the remaining after placement. Students can register on 9945031000/ 9945034000 for admissions.

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ಬಂಟರ ಸಂಘ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು BUNTS ‘ SANGHA BANGALORE A Charitable Institution

ದಿನಾಂಕ : 22 . 08 . 2019 ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ಪ್ರಕಟಣೆ

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ಅವಿಭಜಿತ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಕೇರಳದ ಕಾಸರಗೋಡು ತಾಲೂಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾಬಲ್ಯವುಳ್ಳ ಸಮುದಾಯ ಬಂಟರದ್ದು . ಬಂಟರು ಮೂಲತಃ ಕೃಷಿಯನ್ನು ಅವಲಂಬಿತವಾಗಿದ್ದರೂ , ನಂತರದ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಶೈಕ್ಷಣಿಕ , ಔದ್ಯೋಗಿಕ , ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ , ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಧನೆಗೈದಿದ್ದಾರೆ . ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ರಂಗದಲ್ಲೂ ಬಂಟ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು ತನ್ನದೇ ಆದ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಛಾಪು ಕೂಡ ಮೂಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ . ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿ . ಎಸ್ . ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ನೇತೃತ್ವದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಆಡಳಿತ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿದೆ . ಹಾಗೇ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಶಾಸಕಾಂಗ ಪಕ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಟ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಐವರು ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಶಾಸಕರಿದ್ದಾರೆ . ಆದ್ರೆ ಬಿಎಸ್‌ವೈ ಸಚಿವ ಸಂಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಟ ಸಮುದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡದೇ ಅನ್ಯಾಯ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ . ಅದ್ರಲ್ಲೂ ಐದನೇ ಬಾರಿ ಶಾಸಕರಾಗಿ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾಗಿರುವ ಹಾಲಾಡಿ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಅವರ ಹಿರಿತನಕ್ಕೂ ಬೆಲೆ ನೀಡಿಲ್ಲ .

ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಈ ನಿರ್ಧಾರವನ್ನು ಖಂಡಿಸಿ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 23ರಂದು ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ 9 . 30ರಿಂದ 10 ಗಂಟೆ ತನಕ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಬಂಟರ ಸಂಘದ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನದಲ್ಲಿ ( ಫ್ರೀಡಂ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ) ಮೌನ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆಯನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲಾಗುವುದು . ಈ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಉಡುಪಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಸದಸ್ಯರು ಸಹಕಾರ , ನೀಡಬೇಕಾಗಿ ಸಂಘದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಆರ್ . ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ , ಗೌರವ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಮಧುಕರ ಎಂ . ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ , ಪದಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದ ಮೂಲಕ ವಿನಂತಿಸಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ .

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-ಆರ್. ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ

ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಬಂಟರ ಸಂಘ

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The 15th India Innovation Summit 2019 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Government of Karnataka to Draft Policy on Innovation and Technology

India’s Software Product Industry to be over USD 80 billion by 2025

STPI to Set up 28 Centres of Excellence in Emerging Technologies

15th India Innovation Summit 2019 off to a vibrant start


Bengaluru 21 August 2019: The 15th India Innovation Summit 2019 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), commenced in the city today. The summit aims to create a stage for industry captains academia technocrats, young innovators and policy makers to participate and deliberate on the nuances of innovation. The two-day summit will be a great learning platform for industry members and give insights on the latest trends and nature of innovation carried out across sectors.

Delivering the keynote address,Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka said, “In order to emerge as a global power, India needs to work towards becoming an innovation economy. Karnataka is the leader in the country to achieve this objective and it is initiatives like the CII India Innovation Summit that will help understand and highlight issues critical to achieve this aim. Bengaluru has been widely cited as one of the fastest growing technology hubs and startup capitals in the world. Bengaluru is ranked 11th Best Global Startup Ecosystem, as per the Startup Blink Startup Eco-system Rankings Report 2019, moving up from rank 21 in the year 2017. Our Department is in the process of drafting a new policy on innovation and technology with the view to address the new age challenges in regulation for innovation. We are considering innovative concepts such as regulatory sandboxes to ensure adequate legal framework for innovation is available. Our aim is to make the state a leading promoter for all emerging technologies by strengthening existing technology Centers of Excellence in areas such as Cyber Security, Data Analytics, IoT, Artificial Intelligence”.

Dr Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Park of India(STPI), said that India’s IT Service industry currently stands at USD 177 billion with exports amounting to USD 136 billion and the industry employees around 4.1 million people. It is the intention of the Government of India to transform the country from an IT service Industry to a product nation. The National Software Product Policy 2019 which is approved by the union cabinet aims to capitalize on the strength of India’s IT industry in order to make the country a software product nation. Currently the global software product industry stands at USD 511 billion out of which India’s share is USD 8.1 billion. The objective is to take India to USD 80 to 90 billion by 2025.

STPI is in the process of opening 28 Centre of Excellence (COE) in emerging technologies at an investment of more than Rs. 400 crores. 5 centres of excellence are currently operational and in 2 years all 28 COEs will be operational. Emerging technologies such as AI, IOT, Medical Electronics, IOT in Agriculture, Automotive Electronics will be the focus of the COEs.

Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Past President, CII & Chairman, India Innovation Summit, said that the march of technology is continuous the world has made great strides in quantum technology and artificial Intelligence. New business models are continuously emerging, and it is imperative to stay up to date in order to be relevant. With industry boundaries blurring, policy makers need to ensure that regulations keep up with innovation. Sandbox models maybe needed to test innovation and business models to ensure the desired outcome is achieved. India Innovation Summit is a platform to deliberate, debate and learn. Citing the current distress in the auto industry he said that it is encouraging that the government is promoting greener technologies however In order to successfully implement new policies, we need to adopt a holistic approach that looks at the entire ecosystem right from raw materials to finished products.

Ms. Rekha M. Menon, Chairman & Senior Managing Director, Accenture said that in India, Innovation will be the main pivot for India to be a USD 5 Trillion economy. Innovation will be the cornerstone and there is no other choice. We need to be mindful that in achieving our target of a $5 trillion economy, innovation for social economic growth is not overlooked. Though India has moved up the global innovation index, the country excels in certain sectors. In order for India to move up the index we need to ensure that innovation is a process, a collaborative approach that involves government, academia, research and start-ups.

Start-ups is a key in the innovation ecosystem, India now is the third largest hub for technology start-ups which is a positive sign. The other area to focus on is investment in R&D, India ranks 50th in R&D investment and this number must go up with participation of government, academia and private sector.

Ms. Nicole Girard, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada, said that India is Canada’s fastest growing trade partner and people to people ties continuous to grow in double digit. Canada has a strong innovation partnership with India and there is a strong opportunity to explore. Both countries have phenomenal tech talent and for deeper India-Canada relations Canada has launched an Innovation Super Cluster Initiative to become engines of economic growth. She enumerated 5 super clusters i.e. digital technology, protein industries, advance manufacturing, Ocean Tech and AI that will be key focus areas for Canada.

Mr. Sandeep Maini, Past Chairman, CII Karnataka & Chairman, Maini Group, India Innovation Summit 2019, the flagship event of CII has evolved as a National platform. The summit this year, aims to deliberate on Scaling up for the next decade- creating an Innovation Manifesto for the stakeholders, and nurture the Innovation ecosystem in our country. Innovation is the prime driver of differentiation between the developed and developing nations. The asset-driven and regulation-based industries of the past era are giving into the innovation-centric and open market, digital businesses. The vast human capital puts India at a vantage point, while making us dependent on our own ability to ideate, create, network and collaborate with other nations to deliver better results.

Innovation Summit has been a melting pot for the best of minds including students, academicians, technology enthusiasts, Innovation evangelists, corporate leaders, policy makers, that strives to answer only one question: how we can live better.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank organises the 3rd edition of the Kotak Loan Festival from August 13 to 23, 2019

As the festive season approaches, Kotak Mahindra Bank is organising the 3rd edition of the Kotak Loan Festival from August 13 to 23, 2019. The Kotak Loan Festival offers customers attractive interest rates, special offers, quick approvals and hassle-free processing across home loans, personal loans, business loans, car loans, consumer finance, working capital loans, loans against property, loans against securities, gold loans and credit cards.

During this period, customers who avail of any loan or credit card, will receive vouchers worth Rs 25,000 from brands such as Pepperfry.com, Clarks, Easemytrip.com, Myntra, Lenskart.com and many others.
The Kotak Loan Festival is being celebrated across the country. Customers can also apply online at https://www.kotak.com.

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ಬಿಗ್ ಫೈಲಿಂಗ್ ಡೇಸ್’ ಗೆ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪರಿಹಾರ ಒದಗಿಸುವ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೂಲದ ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 21 ಮತ್ತು 22 ರಂದು ‘ಬಿಗ್ ಫೈಲಿಂಗ್ ಡೇಸ್’ಗೆ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ.

ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡುವ ಕೊನೆಯ ದಿವಸ ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಸಮೀಪಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಕೊನೆಯ ಘಳಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡಲು ತೆರಿಗೆದಾರರು ಒತ್ತಡಕ್ಕೆ ಒಳಗಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿ ಮತ್ತು ವೇಗವಾಗಿ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವ ಮಾರ್ಗಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತೆರಿಗೆದಾರರು ಅಪೇಕ್ಷಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ತೆರಿಗೆದಾರರ ಈ ಭಾರವನ್ನು ಇಳಿಸಿ ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿ ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡುವ ಮಾರ್ಗವನ್ನು ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಒದಗಿಸಿ ಕೊಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಉದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ‘ಬಿಗ್ ಫೈಲಿಂಗ್ ಡೇಸ್’ಗೆ ಇದೇ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 21 ಮತ್ತು 22 ಕ್ಕೆ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ.

ಈ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡುವ ಗ್ರಾಹಕರಿಗೆ ರಿವಾರ್ಡ್ ಕೂಡ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಒದಗಿಸಲಿದೆ. ನಿಮಿಷಕ್ಕೊಮ್ಮೆ ನೆಟ್ ಫ್ಲಿಕ್ಸ್ ಸಬ್ಸ್ ಕ್ರಿಪ್ಶನ್, ಗಂಟೆಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ಗೂಗಲ್ ಹೋಮ್ ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ ಸ್ಪೀಕರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರತಿ ದಿನ ಥೈಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ಗೆ ಉಚಿತ ಪ್ರವಾಸವನ್ನು ರಿವಾರ್ಡ್ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು. ಇದರ ಜತೆಗೆ ರೂಪಾಯಿ 10,000 ವರೆಗೆ ರಿವಾರ್ಡ್ ಕೂಡ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು.

ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ವೆಬ್ ಸೈಟ್ ಅಥವಾ ಆ್ಯಪ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡಬಹುದು. ಆಗಸ್ಟ್21 ಮತ್ತು 22 ಕ್ಕೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ರಿವಾರ್ಡ್ ಪಡೆಯಲು ಆರ್ಹರಾಗಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ವಿಜೇತರಿಗೆ ಇಮೇಲ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು.

“ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಇಂದ ಇದೊಂದು ವಿಶೇಷ ಸವಲತ್ತು ಒದಗಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ಫೈಲ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿ ತೆರಿಗೆದಾರನಿಗೆ ರಿವಾರ್ಡ್ ದೊರಕಬೇಕು. ತೆರಿಗೆದಾರರು ದೇಶಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ನೀಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅವರ ಶ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮೆಚ್ಚುಗೆ ಸದ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ” ಎಂದು ಕ್ಲಿಯರ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಮತ್ತು ಸಿಇಒ ಅರ್ಚಿತ್ ಗುಪ್ತಾ ಹೇಳಿದರು.

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SILK ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

Silk Association of India (SAI), established in year 2006 is a voluntary organization registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960. The main objective of the association is to strengthen network among different stakeholders and ensure proper backward and forward linkages in the entire silk production chain for better value realisation. Through effective and close coordination with the State Departments of Sericulture and the Central Silk Board,association aims for the holistic development of silk industry. Association has about 300 active members comprising of cocoon growers, Registered Seed Producers, CRC owners Reelers and Weavers. Veteran retired scientists and officersof both Central Silk Board and State Department of Sericulture are also the members of the association. meet regularly once in a month and discusses the current issues and challenges confronted by different stake holders of the industry. Karnataka silk industry which enjoyed Royal Patronage in its initial stages, has witnessed significant progress in thepast two decades. Raw silk production which was hardly 5482 MT in 1991-92 has now increased by 111% and reached 11592 MT in 2018-19. In alignment with the Indian Silk Vision 2030, Karnataka has envisaged an ambitious productiontarget of 16800 MT by 2024 and 21175 MT by 2030. This means that, virtually the production has to be increased by 45% in 2024 and doubled by 2030. It is more challenging task especiallyfor the production of import substitute bivoltine raw silk, as the current production of 2057 MT (2018-19) has to be increased by 200 % to reach 6200 MT by 2023-24.Thiscouldonly be be achieved through the massive mulberry area expansion, more number of commercial bivoltine grainages good number ofCRCs, adequate ARMS and huge human power required for implementing and quality control. ection, SAI in the past few months had interactions with many stakeholders of the industry, policy makers, technocrats and made an attempt to understand the common problems and issues to be addressed torenhancing the quality and increasing the quant ty of raw silk production especially bivoltine silk in Karnataka.

In the process SAI has In this identified few crucial issues in each facets of the silk industry thathold the key for accomplishing the set targets in the years to come. With a sole objective of sharing the views, creating a common platform and bringing all the concerned authorities together to draw their attention and re-orient their focus, SAI has organised a day’s seminar on ‘Problems and Prospects of Karnataka Sericulture’ on 23rd August, 2019 at KASSIA auditorium Vijayanagar Bengaluru. This seminar offers an excellent opportunity to exchange views, deliberate in detail and to work out short term and long term strategies for improving production, productivity and quality of sericulture and raise it to international standards thereby making Karnataka farmers prosperous. Further SAl is also proposing a massive externally aided projectfor building new R&D based programmes and infrastructure on modern lines so as to make Karnataka a leader in the production of internationally gradable raw silk. The draft project has already been shared with DOS and CSB for their response It will be attended by more than 400 stakeholders of Karnataka and peers of silk industry who are at the helm of affairs in the department of Sericulture, Govt of Karnataka and Central silk Board and whose intervention could really change the path of silk industry and take it to the newer heights.

-M.Ramachandra Gowda

Secretary

Silk Association of India

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