CM promises to implement Bhadra project judiciously

CM D V Sadananda Gowda flaunts the silver sword and crown presented to him by Tarikere taluk BJP Unit on Tuesday during his visit to Tarikere. DH Photo

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda promised the people of Tarikere region to implement Bhadra Upper Canal Project without meting out any injustice at them.

Offering ‘Bagina’ at Bhadra reservoir in Lakkavalli on Tuesday and accepting felicitation in Tarikere on Tuesday, the CM said that there are lots of confusions with regard to Bhadra Upper Canal Project in Tarikere.

“I take on myself the responsibility of implementing the Project in a judicious manner. Two rounds of meetings have been held with Irrigation Minister, Agriculture experts and farmer leaders,” said the CM adding that another round of meeting will be convened after Koppa Assembly election.

He said that the MLA from the region had demanded a garden on Brindavan model, near Bhadra reservoir and Yeddyurappa led BJP Government has promised to provide the same. “I will support this idea and ask the officials concerned to draft an action plan for the garden,” he said.

Speaking about the crisis faced by onion cultivators across the state, the CM said that he has written to the centre just two days ago requesting the centre to lift the prohibition imposed on export of Onion.He said that he will give importance to road development.

Priority will be given to upgrade Kadur-Mangalore road along with development of Amruth Mahal kaval.

He promised to take all the steps necessary to solve the problems of the areca and coffee growers.“I am aware of the problems of this region and aspirations of the people of this region. Chikmagalur district has given me the post of the CM. I will work in the direction of winning the confidence and affection of all the MLAs and the people of the district. The people of the region had the feeling that the district was neglected because none of the MLAs got cabinet berth in the past. The feeling still continues. However, let the citizens not arrive at hasty conclusions. I will solve this problem too amicably,” he said.

Aided schools

During the course of his speech, one of the persons seated in the audience passed a chit to the CM shedding light on the problems of the teachers in unaided schools.

Speaking about this, the CM said that unaided schools will be taken care by the Government and accordingly Rs 65 crore has been released to provide aide to these schools. Remaining funds will be released soon.

District in-charge Minister S Suresh Kumar said that the CM will restore the faith of the people on politics and politicians.

“Over the last 40 days of the new CM rule, steps have been taken to make administrative machinery function efficiently. All the developmental works started by former CM B S Yeddyurappa is seeing speedy implementation,” he said.

Tarikere taluk BJP Unit felicitated the CM by presenting him a silver sword and crown.

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