Drought-relief funds for Kolar district promised

Labour Minister B N Bache Gowda delivering the independence day speech, in Kolar. Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar and SP K P Puttaswamy are seen. DH PHOTO

Talking to the media, here on Saturday he said, the district will be bestowed with more relief funds than any other districts as sowing operation is carried out in only 19 per cent of cultivable land in the district. District administration has also been directed to work hard in this regard, he added.

Union Minister K H Muniyappa has promised to bring funds from the central government, if the State government chalks out a plan to supply water to Tumkur, Kolar, Bangalore Rural and other drought-hit district, from various rivers of the State, he said. The officials are directed to prepare the plan in this regard, he said.

He also promised to take measures to avoid injustice under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme by the middlemen. Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar said that a report on drought in the district is being chalked out and will be submitted to the government at the earliest.

Rain fails to dampen I-day spirit in Kolar

 Labour minister B N Bache Gowda hoisted the tricolour flag on the occasion of independence day celebrations. Union Minister K H Muniyappa, Zilla Panchayat President M Srinivas, Vice-President Naveed Khan, CEO G V Rangarao, Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar and other prominent leaders were present.

 The rain that lashed the city from Friday night failed to dampen the spirit of the independence among the people.

The programmes were carried out even though the down pour continued on Saturday also. School students presented colourful cultural programmes.

But legislator Varthur Prakash and MP from the region failed to turnout on the occasion.

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