Development of Talacauvery, Bhagamandala sought

Development of Talacauvery, Bhagamandala sought

The Government Assurance Committee of the Legislative Council will submit a report to the government on the assurances of the Forest and Tourism Departments, the progress of the work and its implementation in Talacauvery-Bhagamandala area by the end of January, the committee Chairman Basavaraj Horatti said.

The committee members visited Bhagandeshwara temple in Bhagamandala to review the assurances given by the Forest, Environment, Ecology and Tourism Departments in the Legislative Council.

Horatti said the government has given several assurances related to wild elephant menace on the periphery of the forest, development of Bhagamandala and Talacauvery temples in the council. The report on the progress of the work will be collected from the officials and a report will be submitted to the government, he added. 

Deputy Commissioner Meer Anees Ahmmed said the number of devotees who visit Bhagamandala and Talacauvery is increasing every year. Efforts are being made to improve basic infrastructure facilities to the devotees in these areas, he added.

Talacauvery-Bhagamandala temple Thakka Head Kodi Motayya stressed on the need to constitute Talacauvery-Bhagamandala Development Committee under the chairmanship of the chief minister, on the lines of Basavana Bagevadi committee.

The Talacauvery-Bhagamandala should be considered as a religious centre, he demanded. Thantri Naraya-nachar said the Madikeri-Bhagamandala Road needs to be developed.

To a question, Horatti said: “The Upper House is a thinkers’ gallery. All the bills that are passed in the Legislative Assembly are discussed in the Upper House. It plays a vital role in strengthening the democracy.”. The committee members Ramachandra Gowda, Veeranna Mattikatti, Ashwanth Narayana, Amaranath Patil, Sharanappa Mattoor,
Additional Deputy Commissioner M Sathish Kumar and others were present.