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Ensure no shortage of water and fodder: CM

Tarikere, Nov 10, 2012, DHNS : 22:39 IST

Open go shaala in case of necessity

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has directed the officials to ensure that there was no shortage of drinking water in drought affected taluks. The officials should also ensure that there was no shortage of fodder.

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar chairing a review meeting, at SJM College in Tarikere                           on Saturday. District-in-Charge Minister Jeevraj, MLA D S Suresh, DC Anjankumar and others look on. Chairing a district-level review meeting held at SJM College in Tarikere on Saturday, he directed the officials to open go shaala in case of necessity.

He said that Rs five crore has been earmarked for removing silt from tanks in each taluk.

If there was any shortage of funds for the desilting of the tank, then the funds available in Task Force can be used.

Deputy Commissioner Anjan Kumar said that the Rs 2.5 crore has been released to tackle drought situation.

Development work has been carried out by spending Rs 1.49 crore. The borewells have been repaired in the drought-prone taluk. The CM also laid foundation for various development work in Tarikere.

Addressing the public meeting, he said that about 3,000 villages have been included under Suvarna Grama Yojana. One thousand additional villages will be brought in the scheme.

The State government is committed to repair the village roads.

Sringeri

Earlier inaugurating V R Gaurishankar hall at Sringeri, the Chief Minister said that a special meeting will be convened with the elected representatives and officials to discuss the burning issues of Chikmagalur district.

He said that the State has written to the Centre to drop the proposal of Project Tiger. There was a need to find solution to the problems of arecanut growers, rehabilitation facilities for those who wish to come out of Kudremukh National Park.

District-in-Charge Minister Jeevraj said that all those who had applied for ration cards will get ration cards by the month end. MLA M P Kumaraswamy, ZP President Rekha Huliyappa Gowda, and others were present.

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