Rs 250-crore facelift for Kudalasangama

Rs 250-crore facelift  for Kudalasangama

Kudalasangama will be developed as an international tourist destination at a cost of Rs 250 crore, Information Technology Minister S R Patil announced here on Sunday.

Speaking at a function to present ‘Basavashree’ and ‘Vachana Sahityashree’ awards, organised by Basava Vedike, Patil said Kudalasangama will be developed on the lines of Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi, and he had already spoken to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah about this. 

The minister said the detailed project report for the initiative is ready, and work would begin soon. Kudalasangama is a pilgrimage centre in Bagalkot district. The samadhi of 12th century social reformer Basavanna is here. It is also the merging point of the rivers Krishna and Malaprabha.

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises G M Siddeshwara said he will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Centre organise Basava Jayanthi celebrations across the country every year.

Businessman Vijay Sankeshwar was presented the ‘Basavashree’ award, and litterateurs G H Hanneradumath and Mangala Priyadarshini were presented the ‘Vachana Sahityashree’ award.

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