In the year 1989 the farmers of Jamkhandi and Athani taluka of Bagalkot and Belgaum districts respectively united under the banner “KRISHNA TEERA RAYAT SANGH” (KTRS) to construct a barrage across Krishna River. The unique feature of the project was that the farmers raised funds on their own without any Governmental support and completed the project on time.
This unique experiment of “Self Help” being the first of its kind in the country has resulted in the irrigation of 35,000 acres of land and provides drinking water for nearly 3 lakh residents. This effort has resulted in the economic prosperity and self reliance for the people. With the empowerment of the farmers and the next logical phase was the settling up of the Jamkhandi sugars Ltd. To enable farmers process the sugar cane in-house. With the increased standard of living the need was then felt to provide for good health and Education facility for the community. With this concern under the auspicious of the KTRS a board of directors was constituted to start an English medium school called the Royal Palace School. The school, started in 2005 is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education; CBSE has around 1150 students from Nursery to class X