Pragativahini News, Chamarajanagar :
Two proposals of Rs 754 crore pertaining to Chamarajanagar and Gundlupet are sent to the board meeting for approval and it will get approved soon, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking after inaugurating and laying the foundation stones for many developmental works in both Chamarajanagar and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies here on Tuesday, he said a DPR is ready to fill up all tanks at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore is ready and once it is approved the water filling will become a big project. This will be done by the government. Already, the work of filling up tanks in the entire district including Kollegal and Gundlupet has been taken up. Five irrigation projects worth Rs 694 crore have been sanctioned of which two projects of filling 63 tanks have been completed. Also completed filling up of 121 tanks in Gundlupet, Matehalla and Kudtharihalla.
Industrial township in Chamarajanagar
The CM said with irrigation projects, underground water level will improve and help agriculture and drinking water. It will make people healthy. There is a possibility to convert this district as an industrial district and steps have been taken in this regard. An industrial township will be established on 1,000 acres of land in the district and large and small scale industries will be sanctioned. Projects are sanctioned with an intention that youths must get jobs.
Good omen to visit Chamarajanagar
Bommai said visiting this district will improve their political strength and not decline. One blind belief has unnecessarily remained for the last so many years. People of this district are like gems and having darshan of these people is a good omen. Since Chamarajanagar is a border district, it required a comprehensive and planned development. It is blessed with natural resources, flora and fauna. More than this, there are hard working farmers. The district is witnessing development after becoming a new district 25 years ago. It was declared as a new district by J.H.Patel when he was the chief minister. The incumbent government is committed to overall development of the district.
Ministers, R.Ashok, V.Somanna, MLAs C.Puttarangashetty, S.Niranjankumar, Mritibbegowda, MP Srinivasaprasad and others were present.
Development of over 1500 Gram Panchayats of border district is on the anvil: CM Bommai
The State government has taken up development of over 1500 gram panchayats in the border district, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking after inaugurating a slew of development works and laying foundation for new works of Hanur and Kollegal Assembly constituencies on Tuesday, the CM said he had visited Chamarajanagar as MLA and minister and he feels very happy to come here as the chief minister. The present government has given priority for the development of border districts and already announced several development works in the budget. A grant of Rs 100 crore is being released for development works such as improvement of schools, roads and other works. The development of people living in the border areas needs to be done. The government is committed to developing border villages and the Kannadigas living across the border are also witnessing development with a sense of hope. In the wake of this, a decision has been taken to reserve the special grant for the development of Kannada schools where the Kannadigas are living across the state border.
Co-operation must for development
He said the sacred land of Male Mahadeshwara is all set to become a part of the district of development in the state and the government is ready to extend all the assistance in this regard. Farmers can reap a good harvest if this agriculture-dependent district is given water for irrigation purposes. Lack of water availability has made this district to get the tags of drought-hit and backward areas.
Steps for overall development of backward districts
He said under the Amrit scheme, Rs 7000 crore has been sanctioned for the development of urban areas. Besides, Rs 274 crore has been given for drinking water projects for the district under Amrit-2 scheme. The district is witnessing development due to the cooperation of both the state and the union governments. Preference for SC/ST in industries, hospital construction, distribution of RTC to farmers and sanctioning of Uduthore irrigation scheme are done by the government.
Ministers R.Ashok, V.Somanna, MLAs N.Mahesh, S.Niranjankumar, Narendra and others were present.