State ready to give its share for areca package: Jeevaraj

Research centre opened on yellow leaf disease

MLA D N Jeevaraj said that if the Central government announces package for the yellow leaf disease affected plantations, then the State government too will give its share.

He was speaking after inaugurating and laying foundation stone for various developmental work at Gudde Thota Gram Panchayat premises on Monday. The government has responded to the problems faced by yellow leaf affected areca farmers. The government has opened a research centre on yellow leaf disease.

“We have carried out a survey of the areca growers. Apart from budget allocation, we have also tried to draw the attention of the Prime Minister towards the issue through the Chief Minister’s delegation. We have requested the CM to release the fund as compensation for the yellow leaf disease affected areca farmers,” he informed.

Further, he said that the Tiger Project is not introduced by the State government. The Congressmen are simply making the BJP responsible for the implementation of the Tiger Project. “The project was actually introduced by the Central government. They are blaming the State government for no reason,” he complained.

The MLA inaugurated various developmental work like water collection pond, Maskalvare small irrigation supply project, the road work of Menasinahadya, Balige, Hornad roads in Atthikodige Gram Panchayat limits, Kallugudde Rangamandira, complex building construction, water supply work etc.

The work on Gudde Thota Rajiv Gandhi Seva building, Atthikodige ration card distribution centre, Kogre road development work, Barkanaghatta road development work and other works too were initiated on the occasion.

Zilla Panchayat President Suchitra Narendra, Taluk Panchayat President Padmavathi, Zilla Panchayat member Ravindra Kukkadige, Apex Bank member Director S N Ramaswamy and others were present.

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