'Industrialisation is being promoted in Udupi district'

Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya informed that the State government has segregated the demands for basic infrastructural facilities into three categories namely economic, social and agricultural basic facilities based on which the fund allocations are made.

Speaking after unfurling the tricolor and receiving the guard of honour at the 63rd Republic Day celebrations at Ajjarkadu district stadium on Thursday, he said that as per the government plans, industrialisation in Udupi district is promoted with the introduction of various production units, service units, automobile units, food preservation units, small scale industries and home industries.

Financial aid is given to all these ventures, he added. Acharya said that as many as Rs 2 crore is released for Udupi district under natural calamity relief fund. Title deeds for eligible coming under scheduled tribe communities have been given away as per the Forest Right Act.

As many as 298 constructions are completed under drinking water projects. As much as Rs 576.30 lakh have been released for rural road repairs under 13th Finance programme. Special allotments have been made under CM’s rural road development scheme. As much as Rs 150 lakh is sanctioned besides Rs 355.56 for road maintenance programme. About Rs 244.01 lakhs is released under Western Ghat Development Project to the district, he said.

Stating that the new DC office building in Manipal will put an end to all sort of hassles related to delay in functioning of government departments, Acharya said the structure will help to build more corporations between various departments. He said about Rs 5 core is released to upgrade the infrastructural facilities at scheduled caste colony. About Rs 357.69 lakh is utilised through Scheduled Caste Welfare Department for the development of infrastructural facilities of Koraga community people. About Rs 1 crore is released for Zilla Panchayat President and Taluk Panchayat to take up road repair projects, drinking water projects and construction of Anganavadi buildings.

Acharya said the State government is supporting farmers with marketing facilities and support price for the agricultural growths. Besides, students of PUC and CET will be facilitated with coaching through Doordrashan all over the State. As many as 18,990 beneficiaries have been identified for Bhagyalaxmi Yojana, of which 14,886 have received the bonds, he added.

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