Govt to revive 20 lakes in Ch'nagar dist

Generous announcement again by CM; doles out Rs 100 crores

In his address at the programme organised to distribute sarees to the mothers of Bhagyalakshmi beneficiaries of the district here on Monday, he said the state government would soon start with the programme to revive lakes. The project is expected to require Rs 100 crore. “The water resources department has prepared the estimates of the plan. About 20 lakes across Nanjangud, Gundlupet, and Chamarajanagar taluk will be revived,” he said adding that the project would help strengthen the drinking water system in the district.

He said the Government was firm on introducing banking facilities for SHG funds and would lay out a package of Rs 3000 crore for the programme. The cabinet would soon approve the decision in this regard.

On the occasion, MLA H S Mahadeva Prasad urged the Chief Minister to set aside the blind beliefs and visit Chamarajanagar to review the progress of the district.

District Incharge Minister C H Vijayashankar said he would soon visit Chamarajanagar city and offer pooja at Chamarajeshwara temple.

A meeting of the officials would be convened soon to chalkout a roadmap for the progress and development of the district, he said.

MLC G Madhusudan, Chairman of Ambedkar Development Corporation A R Krishnamurthy, BJP district president and MLC K R Mallikarjunappa, ZP President Muniraju, CMC president Radha, Regional Commissioner Jayanthi, Deputy Commissioner  Amar Narayan, Zilla Panchayat CEO K Sunder Nayak and others were present.

Earlier, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa met the farmers who protested near the taluk office. He assured the ryots that their issues would be solved soon.

 “I am aware of the problems faced by the farmers in the state. They will be redressed at the earliest,” he said. The farmers demanded a remunerative price for sugarcane, and steps to protect the crops from wild elephants in areas bordering forest and withdrawal of cases against the farmers.

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