'CM promises ` 50 lakh for Madikeri Dasara'

Utsava Committee members meet Shettar for funds

 City Municipal Council President H M Nanda Kumar informed that Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has assured of releasing Rs 50 lakh for Madikeri Dasara Janotsava.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, he said that a delegation of Madikeri Dasara Utsava Committee members led by their President Nanda Kumar and Working President Robin Devaiah had met the chief minister recently seeking funds for Dasara celebrations. The State government had released Rs 50 lakh last year and the members have requested for releasing the same amount this year too.

Responding to the request, the CM has said that the government can not release more amount this year as the state is facing drought. However, he has assured of releasing the  amount in line with the previous year, said Nanda Kumar.

The delegation also met Kodagu District-in-Charge Minister M P Appachu Ranjan prior to meeting the CM.

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