CM opens development works worth Rs. 60 crore

CM opens development works worth Rs. 60 crore

Subramanya Sri Samputa Narasimha Swamy Mutt seer Vidyaprasanna Theertha felicitating Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday. DH photo

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa laid foundation stone for development works worth Rs 60 crore in Subramanya on Monday. Prior to laying foundation stone, he offered prayers at the temple for the welfare of the State.

Speaking after laying foundation stone, he said a master plan of Rs 180 crore for the development of Subramanya temple was prepared realising lack of basic facilities in the region. In the first phase, works worth Rs 60 crore was undertaken and the works worth Rs 5 crore has been completed. In the second phase, works like drinking water, underground drainage, connecting road to Adi Subrahmanya, bridge, construction of Goshala, quarters for employee, house for chariots will be undertaken.

He said “no development work should be delayed. Those who delay the work should be warned.”

He came down heavily on the delay in the masterplan work and directed the officials to call for the tender for the second and third phase of development work.

The CM directed Transport Minister to commence the work on KSRTC depot at the cost of Rs 12 crore in Subramanya.

Temples are the heritage of the State. Hence, the government will provide priority for providing basic facilities. The government has released more funds for the department of Religious Endowment. For the first time in the history of Karnataka, funds have been earmarked for the mutts and religious centres in the budget itself.

The CM said the government has utilised more than Rs 300 crore for the development of about 5,700 religious centres.

However, the government has not discriminated any religions while alloting funds. Funds have been released for those centres which have been propagating religious harmony.

Yeddyurappa inaugurated Sarpa Samskara yagashale built at the cost of Rs 3 crore, laboratory for the Junior College at the cost of Rs one crore and administrative building at the cost of Rs 87 lakh.

Minister for Higher Education Dr V S Acharya said master plans are getting ready to develop those temples which come under department of Religious Endowment.

No lunch

As Monday was Ekadashi, no lunch was served at the temple. Chief Minister was given ‘phalahara.’ Henceforth on Ekadashi, devotees will be given ‘phalahara.’

District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar, Assembly Deputy Speaker Yogish Bhat, Excise Minisrer Renukacharya MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA Ramachandra Gowda and others were present.

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