Govt nod for Jurala project

It will provide 181 mu of power per day at the rate of Rs 2.18 per unit

 
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his Cabinet colleagues were given a rousing welcome at Vikasa Soudha in Gulbarga on Thursday. Ministers Shobha Karandlaje,  V S Acharya, C M Udasi, Karunakar Reddy, Laxman Savadi are also seen. DH PhotoThe Jurala Hydel Power Project will provide 181 mu of power per day at the rate of Rs 2.18 per unit. The State Cabinet meeting held here, on Thursday, decided to bear half of the project’s cost. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa after the meeting informed the media that the State would release about Rs 70 crore as its share in the joint hydel project.

The Cabinet also approved the construction of a bridge at Dongarampur and Kurvakhurd at a cost of Rs 5.62 crore and for the construction of a bridge connecting Atkur and Kurvakhurd villages at a cost of Rs 10.6 cr. All these three villages in Raichur district are affected by the Priyadarshini-Jurala Irrigation Project of Andhra Pradesh.

Arriving at a major decision, the Cabinet gave its administrative approval for the development of Hampi, a world heritage centre, at a cost of Rs 81.91 crore. Of the total cost the Central government will bear Rs 32.83 crore and the State Rs 49.08 crore.

The Cabinet authorised the chief minister to recommend the State’s eminent personalities for the Central government’s Padma awards on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2010.

Highlights

*Rs 900 cr works approved for backward Gulbarga division

*30 acre land to Central govt for ESI hospital and medical college in Gulbarga

*Development of world heritage centre Hampi as tourist spot with the Centre’s
assistance

*Upgradation of VIMS, Bellary, in to a super-speciality hospital

*Vijnaneshwara Govt Law College at Martur

*30 cr for drought relief in Gulbarga division

*220 villages to be brought under Suvarna Gramodaya Scheme

*Apparel Park at Gulbarga, approval for 10 cr grant

*Over 40 issues discussed at the special Cabinet meeting

*It reviewed progress in implementation of the recommendations of Dr
D M Nanjundappa report

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