Cabinet okays land at throwaway price to 4 pvt institutions

Cabinet okays land at throwaway price to 4 pvt institutions

The State Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to allot government land to four private institutions, including one being run by BJP MLC D S Veeraiah, at a throwaway price.

Briefing reporters on the Cabinet decision, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said Panchasheela Welfare Association has been granted nine acres of land at Kumbalgod village of Kengeri hobli in Bangalore south taluk. The Association will pay 20 per cent of the guidance value of land to the government, he added.

Ratification of decision

Asked why the land was being given at a cheap price, he said the Cabinet has only ratified the previous BJP government’s decision to allot the land. The Association has proposed to start an educational institution on the plot, he added.

Similarly, about 17.5 acres land at Ujire village of Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district has been allotted to Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Institution at 10 per cent of the guidance value. Kurubara Sangha has been given half an acre land at Ganjigatti village of Shiggaon taluk of Haveri district for constructing a community hall.

A government land measuring 1,367 square metre at Gokak town has been granted to Sri Dohara Kakkaiah Gnana Peeta and Bheema Shakti Old Age Home, the Minister said.

The Cabinet also gave its nod to allow 1,349 pre-university college lecturers to complete BEd course. They have been given one year’s time to complete the course. The government will pay them salary during this period. Services of guest lecturers will be utilised in the absence of regular lecturers, the law minister said.

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