Press Esc to close
Saturday 03 December 2016
News updated at 10:51 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.9°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

'IIT at Muddenahalli in 11th plan'

Last updated: 15 September, 2009
Chikkaballapur:

The Union government has planned to establish an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Muddenahalli, the birth place of Sir M Visveswaraya during the Eleventh Five Year Plan, disclosed, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily.

Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily speaking at a function to observe birth anniversary of Sir M Visveswaraya in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur taluk on Tuesday.  Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, legislator K P Bachegowda and City Municipal Council president M Prakash are seen. DH PhotosSpeaking to press persons after taking part in a function to mark the birth anniversary of Sir M Visveswaraya here on Sunday, Moily said that the Union Minister of State for Human Resources, Purandeshwari has said that eight Indian Institute of Science will be established during tenth Five Year Plan. But, the proposal to set up the IIT at Muddenahalli is included in the eleventh Five Year Plan. The 10th plan has already completed and the 11th plan has started, he said. Moily was referring to the statement of minister Purandeshwari to the effect that there is no proposal before the government on setting up an Indian Institute of Science in Muddenahalli.

Moily said that Union government has decided to set up Village Courts across the country and first of such courts will be inaugurated at Chikkaballapur on Gandhi Jayanthi Day. It is being planned to get launch the programme by Prime Minister.

Successor in AP

The decision on the successor to Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister who died in a helicopter crash recently, will be taken at “appropriate time.” The choice will be arrived at in consultation with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders. Till such time, Rosaiah will continue as the chief minister, he stated.
Moily divulged that a meeting of legal luminaries and judges has been called at New Delhi on October 23 and 24 to discuss judicial reforms. The changes to be effected in the judiciary will be given a final form at the meeting.

Speaking at a function organised at the samadhi of Sir M Visveswaraya, Moily said that all steps will be taken to develop Muddenahalli on the lines of the birthplaces of Kuvempu, Bendre and Govinda Pai.

Veerappa Moily assured of taking steps for construction of a ring road from National Highway 7 connecting Chikkaballapur.

“A sum of Rs 55 crore was released for the development of Mysore sandal oil industries during my tenure as chief minister. The attempts to privatise Visveswaraya Iron and Steel Limited in Bhadravathi,” Moily claimed.

Political will

Legislator K P Bachegowda, who spoke on the occasion attributed lack of political will for failure to develop the birthplace of Sir M Visvesvaraya. The personality who is known across the globe for his typical contributions is neglected at his birthplace, he lamented.
Zilla Panchayat vice-president Chenuduru Venkatesh, Taluk Panchayat president Nalina Veeregowda, Zilla Panchayat member Narayanaswamy, Deputy Commissioner Anwar Pasha, ZP Chief Executive Officer Krishnappa, Superintendent of Police Ravindra Prasad and others were present on the occasion.

Protest staged

Meanwhile, activists of Kannada Sene staged a dharna demanding development of the birth place of Sir M Visveswaraya. Both the Union and State governments have neglected the birth place of a personality whose engineering acumen provided livelihood for crores of people.

They alleged that the native place of such a great personality is bereft of basic amenities, they alleged. The public representatives have so far given only assurances only to be reneged later. A statewide stir will be launched if the same situation continues, they warned.

The protesters later submitted a memorandum to the Union Law Minister, Veerappa Moily.

DH News Service


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523