What’s Happening In South India in The Month Of May

‘Mini-Niagara falls’ soon at Bengaluru’s Lalbagh Botanical Garden (May 3)Lal bagh

Bengaluru’s famous Lalbagh Botanical Garden is set to offer yet another attraction to the visitors soon. As per a report attributed to The Times Of India, the prominent garden will soon witness ‘Mini-Niagara falls’ in its premises.

According to the same report, the water of the already existing lakes in the garden will be used to create the waterfall. In a major development, the first phase to recreate the mini version of the blueprint of Niagra Falls, world’s biggest waterfall, is said to be ready.

The waterfall is expected to be 25 feet long and 120 feet wide. The project will cost a total of Rs 2.7 crore and will be completed in six months.

Statue of Sri Madhwacharya installed in Udupi, Mangaluru (May 9)India's biggest surfing fest starts Sasihithlu from Friday

A colossal statue of Sri Madhwacharya has been installed at Kunjarugiri hillock near Udupi on May 7. The 32-feet tall statue of the celebrated 13th century proponent of Dwaita theory of Vedanta and a celebrated preacher is made up of a monolithic block.
After initiating the project in 2013, the work on the giant statue was recently finished. The sculpture is installed on a pedestal 8 feet high, which is built on a 40 feet high concrete structure.

Andhra Pradesh govt to give monthly allowance to unemployed youths (May 17)Andhra-Pradesh-Unemployment-Allowance

The Andhra Pradesh government has come up with a scheme to grant a monthly allowance to the unemployed youth of the state. The decision was taken after the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet sub-committee met on Wednesday. This project, which is expected to start by July-end with an initial budget of Rs 500 crore, will benefit about 10 lakh unemployed youth in the state.

According to sources, the Andhra government is going to fix the limit to Rs 2000 per person per month. Additionally, only one member per family would get the stipend.

Heatwave claims 167 lives in Telangana (May 20)heatwave in the city and hand showing thermometer

As Telangana continues to reel under the scorching heat, the blistering heatwave is said to have claimed as many as 167 lives. Since April 1, many people reportedly died reportedly due to sunstrokes. But these casualties have not been recognized as “heat wave deaths”.

“All the deaths are currently under scrutiny. No death has been confirmed as a heat wave death as yet,” a senior official of the state disaster management told PTI on Friday.

Telangana has been experiencing blistering heat waves with temperatures soaring above the 40 degree level in the past few days.

 Kerala to set up dog pounds in all of its 14 districts (May 23)Kerala-Cover-Photo

The Kerala government will soon set up dog pounds to shelter stray dogs in all the 14 districts in the state. The dog population has touched 6.50 lakh in the coastal state.

The statement has come a day after the news of a 50-year old man being mauled to death by stray dogs in the city broke out. The veterinarian who will conduct the surgical procedures will be given the payment of Rs 400 per dog. Amount will also be spent on the feeding of stray dogs as well as vaccines and medicines for five days.

India’s biggest surfing fest starts Sasihithlu from Friday (May 25)Surfers 25 may 17

Karnataka is soon going to witness a three-day Surfing Festival organized by the Tourism Department, in association with Kanara Surfing and Water Promotion Council and Mantra Surf Club. The Indian Open Surfing-2017 will be held from May 26 to 28 at Sasihithlu Beach, Mangaluru.

Priyank Kharge, Tourism Minister said the idea behind the event is to promote Karnataka beaches as an attractive adventure destination in India. The state is hosting this event for the consequently second time after a huge success last year and aims to make it India’s biggest surfing festival.