KDP meeting scheduled for December 19

KDP meeting scheduled for December 19

KDP meeting scheduled for December 19

Speaking to media persons after attending a meet of all the MLAs from the district and other district-level officers to discuss the date of KDP meeting here on Friday, he said  that the opposition party’s hullabaloo over the recent power tariff hike makes no sense. “They should rather be aware that the power tariff was stable since 2003 despite supplementary investments to purchase the power to substitute the additional demand. The power generated from the reservoirs is capable of covering 35 per cent of the demand in the State”, he said.

As much as Rs 2.19 crore has been allotted for the repair of the NH-17 from the State fund. About 70 per cent of the potholes of the NH-17 have been filled. Measures have been taken to upgrade the State Highways, PWD and Panchayath roads. Of the 3 crore allotted for the purpose,  Rs 50 lakh  has been allotted for Karkala and Kundapur and Rs 20 lakh each for Byndoor, Kaup and Udupi. The remaining has been preserved as contingency fund, Acharya said. District Complex and KUDCEMP water supply programme in Udupi and Kundapur are nearing completion. The Complex and water supply programme will be inaugurated in the mid February. Rs 12.5 crore has been sanctioned for the State Highway stretching from Kadiyali to Manipal. Work is in progress, he said.

Leave for teachers
Acharya also informed that a 3-day official on duty leave has been granted for the teachers in the district who attend the Vishwa Tulu Sahithya Sammelan that is scheduled from December 10 to 13 at Dharmasthala.

MLC seat sure
The BJP is confident of winning the one MLC seat in the district and sitting MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary is likely to be the nominee, Acharya said and added that there will be no tie up with any other parties.

CM’s tour
Briefing on Chief Minister’s tour programme in Udupi that is listed on November 29, he said that the CM will be inaugurating the Adi Udupi-Kadiyali State Highway at Bannanje junction and the  “Annabrahma”, the mass dining hall at Krishna math later.

The Police Commissionerate in Mangalore is likely to be set up in the second week of January. “It should have been established by now. However, owing to financial crunch, it was not established. Even flood in North Karnataka also led to delay in the establishment of Commissionerate. A sum of Rs 5 crore is essential for its set up,” Dr Acharya added.

Earlier, it was decided in the meeting that the KDP meet of the district will be held on December 19. The meet will emphasise on special discussion regarding CRZ, Coastal Management Authority and Forest Department.
Udupi MLA Raghupathy Bhat, Kaup MLA Lalaji R Mendon, Byndoor MLA Laxminarayana and others were present on the occasion.