Rs 583 cr more for Udupi power corporation

Disclosing this to reporters, Higher Education Minister V S Acharya said the generation capacity of the plant has been increased from 1,115 MW to 1,200 MW. The Government had appointed a three-member committee headed by Justice Gururajan to fix the “admissible cost” for increasing the capacity. The cabinet has taken the decision as per the Committee’s recommendations, he added.

The Committee had fixed Rs 329 crore for the increase in capacity and Rs 244 crore for other operational costs. The Government will get 90 per cent of the power generated at the plant, the Minister said.

Horti Clinic

The Cabinet accorded its approval to establish Horti Clinics in 26 districts, including Bangalore, to guide and assist horticulture farmers at the cost of Rs 17 lakh each.

Assistance like soil and water testing and use of machinery will be provided to the farmers through the clinic, he added.

Other decisions

*  Authorised the Chief Minister to fill a vacant KPSC member post.
*  Provide guest house facilities to the office staff of Opposition Leader, on the lines of the office staff of cabinet ministers.
*  To rejuvenate three lakes in Molakalmuru & Kadur at a cost of Rs 29.15 crore

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