'Rs 4 cr for synthetic track in a week'

Rs 10 cr for minor bridges, foot bridges, Rs 25 cr for roads

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa  speaking after distributing sarees to the beneficiaries of Bhagyalakshmi scheme in Udupi.

Speaking after inaugurating the programme to distribute the sarees to mothers of as many as 12,998 beneficiaries and health cards here at Ajjarkadu District Stadium on Tuesday, he said additional funds of Rs 10 crore will be released for the construction of minor bridges and foot bridges in the district.

About Rs 25 crore will be sanctioned for development of roads in the district under a special package.  

He said that Bhagyalaxmi Yojane is an unique programme in the country that has reached as many as 11.50 lakh beneficiaries belonging to BPL families in the state. The scheme empowers a girl child and allow her to get educated.

“The programme of distributing sarees to the beneficiaries will be completed in the next three days in the state. I have covered as many as 21 districts under the programme till date,” he said and added that the state would have become progressive if the previous governments had conceptualised similar programmes.

“Women empowerment will be the part of an ongoing development process. The national political parties mainly the Congress, which ruled the country and state was not able to launch such a programme so for. Sarcastically, Congress in specific has failed to understand its responsibilities as an opposition party in the Assembly. Their absence in the programme even after extending the invitation indicates their dislike towards development programmes,” he said.

The CM called up on the women beneficiaries to take an oath that they would send their children to school and educate them.

He said funds are available for all developmental activities in the state. Opposition should join hands with the government in its developmental activities, he added.

He said the revenue of the government has increased by 37 per cent in the last six months when compared to other states like Maharashtra (27 per cent), Tamil Nadu (27 per cent) and Kerala (22.5 per cent).

Yeddyurappa said that the State government stands next only to Gujarat in development, implementation of 20 point programme and poverty alleviation programme.

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