Friday, October 29, 2010

Two-day sahitya sammelan in Bidar

Source: The Hindu

Kannada Sahitya Parishat will organise Bidar taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelan at the Zilla Ranga Mandira here on November 13 and 14. Bandeppa Kashempur, MLA, has been elected honorary president of the reception committee. Rahim Khan, MLA, has been elected president and BJP leader Basavaraj Patil Ashtur has been elected working president of the committee, said a release.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

VTU V-C will inaugurate the engineering conference in Bhalki

 Source: c2clive desk

Vice-Chancellor of the Visvesvaraya Technological University H. Maheshappa will inaugurate an international conference on Communication, Computation, Control and Nanotechnology at the Rural Engineering College in Bhalki on October 29.

“This is the first international engineering conference in this part of the country,” college committee chairman Ishwar Khandre told presspersons on Sunday.

Experts from India, USA, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Denmark, Jamaica, UAE and Afghanistan will present around 500 papers over two days.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bidar has made it to the latest edition of ‘Lonely Planet', the global travel guide owned by BBC Worldwide.

  Source: The Hindu
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The heritage town of Bidar has made it to the latest edition of ‘Lonely Planet', the global travel guide owned by BBC Worldwide.

In an article titled “India's forgotten metropolis: ruins that are worth a detour”, the book brings out the glory of Bidar, its monuments, cultural importance and historical significance. The article speaks about the Bidar fort, the Ashtur tombs, the madrassa of Mahmud Gawan, the Baridshahi tombs and the Choukhandi hexagonal monument.

Researched and written by Anirban Mahapatra, the article has details on how to reach Bidar, places to stay and places of interest. Mr. Mahapatra captures the beauty of the 1,100-year- old Bidar fort and the various palaces on its premises.

“Tourists are dwarfed by the formidable red-rock ramparts of the Bidar fort, the largest battlement in south India,” he writes. The art icle records the cultural history of Bidar too.
Mr. Mahapatra dedicates a paragraph to Mahmud Gawan, Prime Minister of the Bahamani kings, who modernised the kingdom. He established a centre for advanced learning in Bidar in 1472 and introduced reforms in the revenue and police departments, exposed farmers to advanced farming methods and won over most of south India with his aggressive combat strategies.
The writer, however, laments that not much is known about the town on the overseas tourism circuits. “Few, after all, know about these historical gems dotting the farthest extent of the Deccan Plateau,” he says.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New sugar factory coming up in Bidar District

 Source: The Hindu

 The Bhalkeshwar sugar factory, a new venture, has promised to help sugarcane farmers in distress in Bidar district. The factory, coming up in Bajolaga in Bhalki taluk, plans to procure and crush sugarcane in a transparent manner.
“It also plans to train farmers in advanced sugarcane farming methods,” said the former MLA Prakash Khandre. “Sugar prices keep fluctuating and a factory dependent only on sugar production cannot make profits in today's market. That is why we are planning to diversify into cogeneration of power and production of ethanol and biodiesel.
We also plan a distillery on the premises. The waste products of the sugar factory will be raw materials for the distillery,” Mr. Khandre explained. The factory will come up in two phases. It plans to crush 2,500 tonnes of sugarcane a day in the first phase and produce 16 MW of power in the cogeneration unit. In the second phase, it will double its capacity to 5,000 tonnes a day and produce a total of 32 MW. Construction of the factory is going on and experimental crushing will start by May next year, Mr. Khandre said. The State Government has promised cooperation, he said.
Bidar is among the highest sugarcane-producing districts in the State. At present, sugarcane stands on 40,000 hectares. The district has three cooperative sugar factories now.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Authority woke up to keep "Shaha Gunj Kaman(gate)" Safe.

Few Weeks back I had posted a blog with few pictures about the Shaha Gunj Kaman   (
Shaha Gunj Kaman is about to fall(ruin)) and that time it seems like it will also fall like Naya Kaman( near Basveswara Circle) .
But  Authorized people have shown interest in "Shaha Gunj Kaman" and wanted to keep the history alive by keep it safe, so the people started  Repairing work, and they are doing good progress       

On behalf of Bidar people, I would like thank each and every one who involved in repairing work and showing interest in keeping the Historical identity alive.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Government yet to implement decisions taken at Cabinet meeting in Gulbarga 2008

The B.S. Yeddyurappa Government, which is all set to hold the Cabinet meeting in Gulbarga on Monday, is yet to implement decisions taken during the maiden Cabinet meeting in Gulbarga in 2008 pertaining to the development of Bidar.
Special grant
The first decision is regarding the release of a Rs. 136-crore special grant to develop Bidar for the Gur Ta Gaddi celebrations. The grant was meant for improving infrastructure at pilgrimage places in Bidar. The amount was to be shared by the Union Government and the State Government. However, only the Centre's share of Rs. 75 crore has been received till now.
The Government had approved the release of the first instalment of Rs. 91 crore (State Government's share of Rs. 16 crore and Centre's share of Rs. 75 crore) but released only Rs. 75 crore in 2008. In 2009, the State Government wrote to the district administration to plug the cost at Rs. 75 crore. However, the district administration said that it had already awarded tenders for Rs. 91 crore. It requested that the full amount be released soon but the State Government is yet to take any action.
Secondly, the State Government is yet to keep its promise of paying an additional Rs. 100 crore to the Railways to lay the Bidar-Gulbarga railway line. “The Government has not released the matching grants for the budget year 2010-2011,” said Congress MLC Khaji Arshed Ali.
Suvarna Gramodaya

Source: The Hindu

Soon Bidar will have a Mini-Vidhana Soudha

Source: The Hindu (
With the State Cabinet giving administrative approval for a mini-Vidhana Soudha in Bidar, a long-pending demand of this backward district has been met.
All the five taluk headquarters in the district have such office complexes, barring the district headquarters. Only important offices like those of the Deputy Commissioner, the police, and the zilla panchayat have their own buildings.
Most of the other 40 district-level offices are housed in private buildings here. This has affected the district in two ways. One, the Government continues to pay hefty rent for these office spaces.
Two, people coming here from villages are put to hardship. They do not know the location of each office and hence have to search for them.
Also, they need to move from one office to another and from one end of the city to the other.
For example, the Department of Sericulture is at Kolhar, around 10 km from the city.
The Department of Fisheries is on Mannalli Road, 6 km from the city. The distance between the office of the Social Welfare Department and that of the Women and Child Welfare Department is about 15 km.
Chief Minister B S. Yeddyurappa had promised to build an office complex at a cost of Rs. 5 crore.
However, work has not started yet.
The Bidar Development Forum has welcomed the decision of the Cabinet.
“We will be happy if the Government completes the office complex early,” said its member Ramesh Biradar.