Revive dried-up borewells, says CM

Revive dried-up borewells, says CM

Measures taken to check water crisis in 100 villages in the district

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, he said at least 100 villages in the district are reeling under severe water crisis. Measures are being taken to identify such villages and address the problem. “Only in exceptional cases, permits can be given to sink borewells,” he added.

There is no funds crunch to the various drough-related work taken up in the district and the government has released Rs 2.50 crore to the drought-hit taluks, he said. He felt that the district needs a cold storage as mango and flowers are cultivated in large tracts of land. Deputy Commissioner has been directed to initiate measures in this regard.
Authorities concerned have been asked to take up work on a bridge that can connect Malur-Masti, he added.

With regard to the Scotts Garments issue, the government is considering to make slight changes to grant permission to the firm, Chief Minister Gowda said. He directed the tahsildars to visit their area at least once in a week along with revenue inspectors to address people’s issues, if any.

Funds related to Bhagyalakshmi scheme, pension scheme, Sandhya Suraksha scheme and for disabled will soon be released and new applicants will get the benefits in 15 days.

Earlier, he convened a meeting of senior officers. Member of Legislative Assembly Krisnaiah Setty, Zilla Panchayat president Manjula and BJP workers greeted Chief Minister who visited city after laying foundation stone to Kalyana Mantapa being built at a cost of Rs six crore near Padmavathi temple in Tirupathi.

‘Bypoll won’t affect’

Bellary bypoll results will not have a bearing on the State government and the party will be more strengthened after the election, said Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.
Speaking to mediapersons, he said the government is stable and there is no need to conduct ‘Operation Kamala’.

The government has released Rs 850 crore for the development of roads in the State, he added.