Preference to Kodagu in budget, says Shettar

The budget to be presented in February will be liked by all

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that the budget which will be presented in the month of February will be liked by all sections of the people.

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar inaugurates development work at Koodige near Kushalnagar on Wednesday. Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah, District-in-Charge Minister M P Appachu Ranjan and others look on. DH Photo

Speaking after inaugurating various development work in Koodige on Wednesday, he said “as per the wishes of the BJP, we are on the verge of completing our five-year term in the State.

We will present a budget which would be liked by all section of the people. Additional funds will be given for the development of Kodagu district.”

The State government has already released a sum of Rs 400 crore for the development of PWD road in the district. A sum of Rs 300 crore has been released for the development of rural roads. The work on pending roads will be completed by March end.

Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah said that the state government has been carrying out pro-people programmes in the last four and half years. A sum of Rs 150 crore should be announced in the budget for the development of roads in Kodagu district.

District-in-Charge Minister M P Appachu Ranjan said that the work on medical college, Sainik School, PG centre at Chikkaluvara is in various stages.

“We have identified land for mini airport, at Koodige. Chief Minister has already given his approval for the mini airport in the district.”

He said that the passing of amendment to section 94(C) of Karnataka Land Revenue Act would enable the poor people in urban areas to get their houses built on government land regularised. Row over Jamma Bane will be solved.

Zilla Panchayat member S N Rajarao, ZP President B Shivappa, members Chitra Rajesh, B B Bharathish, SP Manjunath Annigeri, Additional DC Dr N Shivashankar, DC Dr N V Prasad and others were present.

The CM distributed title deeds for the SC, nutrition food for poor and financial assistance for those who have passed in SSLC on the occasion.

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