Commemorating the International Day for Biological Diversity, 2017, the Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka launched the policy brief prepared by TDU and the logo developed by us.
A brief discussion was held with the Director of Karnataka State Tourism Corporation to promote the concept of MPCAs as potential tourism sites.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines tourism more generally as “beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only”, as people “traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”.
Do you know who offers a postgraduate programme in India in communicating science? Where can one study conservation that focuses on issues like conservation psychology, conservation finance, multilateralism? Is there a course on quality assurance and regulatory affairs that is developed with industry? Can one study computer science course that offers training in pervasive computing, data mining and informatics combined into one taught by the industry? Do our students get to know how agencies like the United Nations functions?
The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), which has emerged as the second largest milk producer in the country, has a tough challenge in hand.
Widespread veterinary epidemic ‘Mastitis’ among cattle has threatened its operations especially in south interior Karnataka. While it is common among veterinarians to cure the disease with antibiotics, KMF has chosen to address the problem using traditional ayurveda and homeopathy system in several districts. The novel experiment has not only done wonders for KMF but also resulted in 1.8 lakh litres of excess milk production despite the prevailing drought.