N-K may get new schemes

Projects likely to be sanctioned during Cabinet meet on August 27


A final decision on this is likely to be taken at the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held at Gulbarga on Thursday, sources in the government said.

The scheme envisages providing loans to communities involved in family vocations like pottery, blacksmithy and weaving.

Open well rejuvenation

Another new programme likely to be approved at the Cabinet meeting is pertaining to the rejuvenation of open wells in the State at a cost of Rs 20 crore by the Watershed Development Department.

Sources said several schemes to be implemented in the North Karnataka region are expected to be approved at the Cabinet meeting.

Some of them include setting up centres to provide Business to Citizen (B2C) services, similar to the BangaloreOne model, in the districts of Bidar, Raichur, Koppal and Hospet, the sources said.

Lease

The Cabinet is also likely to give the go ahead for leasing out 30 acres of land on the Gulbarga University campus to the ESI Corporation, New Delhi, for setting up a super-speciality hospital and medical college.

Administrative approval is also likely to be given for the upgradation of Hubli-Gokul Road at a cost of Rs 17 crore, besides infrastructure projects totalling Rs 71.44 crore in Dharwad district.

Underground drainage system for Harapanahalli at a cost of Rs 29.5 crore is also likely to be sanctioned.

Regional imbalances

The implementation of recommendations made by D M Nanjundappa Committee on Regional Imbalances by a high-power committee set up for the purpose will also be reviewed at the Cabinet meeting,  the sources added.

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