'Additional Rs 3 crore released to tackle drought situation'


Speaking after inaugurating a function at Maddaneshwara Vidyasamsthe here on Sunday, he said the district has been declared drought hit. The government had earlier earmarked Rs 6 crore for the district. Welfare of the poor, downtrodden and backward classes are the prime objective of the government. The co-operation and blessings of the public and the seers are important to ensure overall development of the district, he added.

MLA H S Mahadevaprasad said the government had given nod for project  to provide drinking water facility to more than 300 villages at an estimated cost of Rs 103 crore. The project will be implemented at the earliest.
A board should be formed for the development of the Male Mahadeshwara hills and additional funds of Rs 15 crore should be released to implement drinking water works at the hills.

Steps should be taken to promote tourism in the district and also provide a permanent solution to the wild animal menace. He also urged the Chief Minister to open a medical college in the district.

Adavi Shivalingendra Swamiji said the ‘Mahamane’ project was started at the Maddaneshwara Vidyasamsthe at Gundlupet last year.
The project has enabled the rural students to continue their education. The students of economically weaker sections were provided free food, boarding, fee, uniforms and study materials.

Suttur seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji graced the occasion. ZP President Mahadev Shetty, MLC Tontadarya and others were present.

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