Pragativahini News, Vijayapura – Taking note of drop in number of girl students in rural areas who enter high school and later enrol for PUC the state government has decided to extend the Raitha Vidya Nidhi scheme for girl students of 8 and 9th standard too. A government order in this regard would be issued immediately, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced here on Saturday.
The Chief Minister in his address after launching a slew of development works worth over Rs244cr in Vijayapura district lauded the efforts of local MLA Basanagouda Patil Yetnal for his efforts for speedy development of the district. He expressed his commitment to work for total transformation of the region.
Referring to living conditions in northern Karnataka, Bommai said, “elaborate discussions have been held for the development of northern Karnataka, many reports have been presented, agitations have been held, thousands of crores has been spent, but when I see the living condition of the people here, their homes, education facilities, employment opportunities for the youth I feel sad. It really hurts me. This has to change. I have decided on this. It should start from me. Once the train is brought on the tracks and starts moving it will gain speed. Dreams will be realised.”
He also emphasised on time bound completion of long pending projects like UKP–3. State government has already released Rs2500cr for completing relief and rehabilitation of people who would be affected by UKP–3, he said.
The state cabinet has in its meeting held at Suvarna Soudha fulfilled long pending demand of grape farmers of the region by converting the Wine Board into Karnataka Grape and Wine Board. It would enable the farmers to be board members, he said.
Referring to the demand for expansion of under construction Vijayapura airport, he said, the work on the airport is on. The demand for extension of its run way to enable landing of bigger aircraft, cargo handling facilities and other works would be fulfilled by providing an additional Rs120cr.