The Karnataka Janapada Academy has finally compiled the Janapada dictionary.

Addressing the media, the Karnataka Development Authority (KDA) Chairperson Mukhyamantri Chandru, on Wednesday, said the one-and-a-half-year project of the Academy has finally borne fruit.

The objective behind compiling the dictionary was to include words that are now on the verge of extinction, he said.

The dictionary, which will be jointly released by the Karnataka Janapada Academy and the Karnataka Development Authority, has nearly two lakh words. Also, to aid readers, pictorial representations have been used, added Chandru.

The Academy roped in regional editors from the 30 districts to identify words to be compiled in the dictionary. Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda will release the dictionary in three volumes on March 31, he said. The set of three volumes will cost Rs 1,000.

See: Deccan Herald