'Drinking water problem due to lack of electricity'

Speaking to media persons on Friday, he informed that the district administration has not yet listed the name of the villages which face drinking water problem. “We have noticed that few places are facing water shortage including Kalasa town. The district administration has no dearth of funds to solve the drinking water problem.

However, there is no chance for digging out the borewells, he clarified, adding that as many as 229 lakes have been identified in the district for the facelift. A sum of Rs 5 crore has been released for each constituency. Tender has been called to develop the lakes and the tender process will be held on Saturday, he said.

When asked about laying blueprint for the comprehensive development of Dattapeeta, he said the decision will be taken after holding joint meeting with Intek institute and Tourism Department.

Speaking about developing the Kadur, Chikmagalur road, he said the document related to the road development with Rs 20 crore is ready but is waiting to get approval from the State cabinet.  

Informing about other developmental projects he said, “the land near the jail will be used for building shopping complexes except for a little area which will be reserved for parking space. As many as 9,700 farmers in the district will receive benefit from Suvarna Bhomi Yojane. The Government has not yet decided about growing silk and other horticulture crops. If the small farmers stop growing traditional crops and rather grow new crop varieties they will receive support from the district administration,” he informed. The farmers must submit certificate to the district administration and should produce RTC and Bank account copies.

Every farmer will receive a financial aid of Rs 5,000 initially and will be given with the same amount after yield. If at all the farmer does not grow the crop despite receiving the aid in the beginning, those farmers will be devoid of all facilities for the next three years, he said.

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