Mandya: Rs 300 crore for drinking water projects

Home and district in-charge minister R Ashoka said the government has been stressing on completing various development works in the district. “More than Rs 300 crore has been released in the past two years for implementing drinking water projects in Mandya district,” he said.

Speaking after launching various development works at the newly-constructed stadium in Malavalli recently, he said more projects were being implemented in the region with an main objective of overall development.

The government has spent more than Rs nine crore under Suvarna Bhoomi project and Rs 434 lakh has been advanced as loan for Stree Shakti Sanghas.

State government is committed for overall development of the state and priority would be given for the upliftment of people of all communities in the coming budget.

The budget to be proposed by chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda will give importance to farmers, poor and downtrodden, scheduled tribe and others, he added.

MLA P M Narendraswamy said steps have been taken to fill the lakes and tanks in P G Pura hobli through Nanjapura lift irrigation project, so that there is sufficient water for cattle during summer.

“The Mysore road in the town would be developed into a four-lane road. Underground drainage works would be completed and asphaltation of roads done soon,” he said.

The most awaited B R Ambedkar Bhavan would be completed and would be turned into a main educational centre, he said.

Ministers Balachandra Jharakiholi,A Narayanaswamy, MLAs Shivaraja Tangadagi, Goolihatti Shekar, deputy commissioner Dr P C Jaffer and others were present.

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