The University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga, is planning to set up a research centre at Village Bavikere, Chikkamagaluru. The proposed centre would take up research on scientific methods of planting oil palms, pest management and harvesting practices. The project would be funded by the Indian Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAR). It would provide a sum of Rs. 25 lakh annually to the university to run the research centre.
Extracted from The Hindu, May 31,’15