Meet soon to address water crisis: Minister

Republic Day: Speakers at function reminisced about freedom struggle

Considering the urgent need for drinking water crisis in the district, the government is contemplating implementing project recommended by G S Paramashivaiah or Yettinahole Project, said District In-charge Minister A Narayanaswamy.

He was addressing a gathering at the Republic-Day celebrations at the Sir M Visvesvaraiah district stadium here on Thursday.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has invited farmers and MPs from Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Ramnagar and Bangalore rural districts for a meeting to discuss over the issue and soon a decision would be taken in this regard, he said. The project which receives more support, will be considered, he added.

On the occasion, he said Rs 25 crore has been released towards the district administrative complex and Rs 6.75 crore towards construction of Mini Vidhana Soudha in Chikkaballapur and Gudibande taluks.

‘Unite for issue’

He further said that Rs 20 crore has been provided to supply water from Chitravathi barrage and Rs 18 crore for a comprehensive development of Nandi Hills. He called upon non-governmental organisations and public to join hands with the government to ensure development of the district.

Earlier, the minister received guard of honour from police personnel and students from various schools.

Football coach, Mushtaq Ahmed, Manjunath, home guards - K P Nagaraj, B F Mehaboob and yoga expert R C Priyanka were felicitated on the occasion.

Member of Legislative Assembly K P Bachegowda presided. Deputy Commissioner N Manjula, Superintendent of Police T D Pawar, ZP CEO B S Shekharappa, ZP president M V Krishnappa and others were present.

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