Ban on Kambala will be questioned in SC: Jain

Ban on Kambala will be questioned in SC: Jain

District-in-Charge Minister Abhayachandra Jain has said that the decision to ban Kambala (buffalo race) will be questioned in the Supreme Court.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a programme here on Sunday, he said that the government should adhere to the guidelines issued by the court.
Kambala is a traditional sports. It has a history of over 100 years. However, the Centre and the court has termed it as cruelty against animals. As a result, the government can not file a review petition in the court.

“I am also President of a Kambala Samithi. As a Minister, I can not come to the street to fight for the cause. To find a solution to the problem, it has been decided to approach the court by Kambala Samithi within the framework of the law.”

Earlier, inaugurating dialysis centre at government hospital, the Minister said that the government wants to provide better health care facilities. Hence, it has been decided to start dialysis and scanning facilities in government hospitals.

MLA G H Srinivas said that dialysis centres have been sanctioned to 34 centres in the State. The hospital has two dialysis machines. Two more machines will be installed shortly. Specialist doctors will visit the hospital three days in a week.

Under Nagu Magu scheme, the ambulance is ready at the hospital. The ambulance has all the facilities for a delivery. Arogya Kavacha ambulance has been sanctioned to Lingadahalli.

Rs 30 crore

The Minister said that Rs 30 crore has been released for developing roads in the taluk.

The MLA said that measures have been initiated to construct a godown to store two lakh metric tonne paddy at APMC yard. Funds have also been released for concreting the roads inside APMC. The work on Birur-Ajjampura road will be initiated shortly.

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