Nod for Coca-Cola plant at Yadgir

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the government had approved land for setting up a Coca-Cola factory at the proposed industrial area near Kadechur and Badiyal villages in Yadgir district.

He said he held talks with Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited on Friday and decided to accept its proposal to set up its soft drink plan in Yadgir.

The government decided to draw 25 MLD of water for the industrial area from Joladgi-Gudur barrage built across River Bhima.

Textile Minister Baburao Chinchansoor said water would be drawn from Bhima and Krishna rivers for the plant. However, when asked, Siddaramaiah did not say where the government intended to draw the water from for the industrial area and the cola factory.

The Cabinet approved 125 acres for the Rs 489-crore project of Mphanites Solutions Private Limited for its pet bottles and preforms unit in the same industrial area at Yadgir.

Siddaramaiah said 53 Hyderabad-based pharm companies had agreed to set up their units in the area and the government had decided to allot 640 acres of land to them. All pharma units together are expected to bring in an investment of Rs 1,297 crore.

The Cabinet doled out a number of bonanzas for the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

Approval was also given to provide 61.06 acres in Tadasinakoppa in Dharwad district at 50 per cent of guidance value to the Union Human Resource Development Department for starting an Indian Institute of Information Technology under the public-private mode.

A trauma care centre at Mysuru at a cost of Rs 25 crore, along with one at Kalabuaragi at a cost of Rs 21.67 crore were approved.  Administrative approval was provided for establishment of Government Toolroom and Training Centre at Hassan and Hosapete at a cost of Rs 29.37 crore and Rs 8.6 crore respectively.

Other important decisions included filling vacant posts numbering about 40,000 in the H-K region by June next; enhancing the grant to Hyderabad Karnataka Region Development Board for the current year from Rs 600 crore to Rs 880 crore; and establishment of Regional Training Centre of Abdul Nazir Sab Rural Development Institute, Mysore, at Kalaburagi at a cost of Rs 7.05 crore.

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