Action on Lokayukta report after Cabinet meet: CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has stated that he will hold a Cabinet meeting to deliberate on the recommendations in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, before implementing them.

Siddaramaiah, who was here to participate in a private programme, spoke to mediapersons at Vijayanagar Airport, on Sunday. On handing over the illegal mining case to the CBI, the chief minister said that the matter is already in the Supreme Court. Besides, the Central Empowered Committee has already submitted a report on it. The government will wait for the Supreme Court directions, he said. Andhra Pradesh has already handed over the mining issue to the CBI.

In Haveri

The State government is seriously contemplating on setting up a Lake Development Authority to rejuvenate lakes, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Lakes are the lifeline of groundwater,e but poor management and encroachment have killed the water sources. Having a Lake Development Authority could help evolve a  solution to conserve the water bodies, he said.  He warned the officers against creating artificial scarcity of sowing seeds, for there is enough stock. The State is already receiving pre-monsoon showers and the officers must respond to the farmers’ demand.

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