Positive response from Union Minister on declaring Upper Bhadra Project as National Project

Meeting with several Union Ministers

Pragativahini News, New Delhi – Union government has responded positively about taking a final decision on declaring Upper Bhadra project as National Project at an important meeting to be held on December 6, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Thursday.
Speaking to media persons after meeting union ministers for Water Resources, Health, Fertilizers and Law he said, “I have appealed to Union Water Resources minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to notify the Krishna Tribunal-2 award for Upper Krishna Project as the Tribunal award is considered a decree of the Supreme Court. Centre needs to issue the directions for its implementation.”
The Chief Minister also appealed to Shekhawat not to prepare the Detailed Project Report(DPR) for the proposed Godavari, Cauvery, Krishna, Mahanadi river link project before considering Karnataka’s submission related to the project and allocation of water share.
Meeting with Health and Fertilizer minister Mandaviya
Bommai held detailed discussions with union minister for Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya on Covid management and precautions against new variant, Omicron. “The union minister appreciated Karnataka’s handling of Covid challenge and vaccination drive. State has adequate stock of the vaccine. Centre would issue appropriate directions on administering Booster dose for health workers after consultations with the experts. The Union minister has asked us to maintain stringent vigil on passengers arriving from Tamil Nadu too as is being done in case of those coming from Kerala,” Bommai said.
Request for more DAP supply
“I have requested the centre for additional supply of DAP. He has assured full supply of 48,000 tons fixed for the state for the months of October and November without any delay,” Bommai said.
The Chief Minister discussed about improving basic infrastructure at courts in the state during his meeting with union minister for Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju.
Reacting to reports about BJP-JDS alliance for Legislative Council polls, Bommai said that, senior leaders BS Yediyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy would take a final call on the issue after consulting party’s central leadership.
He also said that the state government had taken note of shortage of vaccine for Foot and Mouth disease for cattle in Coastal and Malnad regions and stated that action would be taken to make it easily available.
Replying to a question about plot to kill BJP MLA SR Vishwanath, he said, “case has been registered at Rajanakunte Police Station. The arrested would be produced before the court. The Police Commissioner has stated that further action would follow after collecting more information.”

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