Centre willing to consider BGML loan waiver, transfer to state: MP

Centre willing to consider BGML loan waiver, transfer to state: MP

The Centre has approved the waiving of loans that the Bharat Gold Mines Limited (BGML) owes to various organisations and then transfer its ownership to the state government, said MP K H Muniyappa.  

He was speaking after he was felicitated for the successful creation of new taluks in the district. "The earlier chief secretary had written to the Centre without understanding the issue. This caused the delay," he stated.

"When I met the Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar recently, he informed me of BGML development. He said that if the state government writes to the Centre about the issue, then the latter will consider the waiving of loans and the transfer of ownership," said Muniyappa.    

If BGML ownership is transferred to the state government, the 12 acres of mine land can be reused for a number of developmental activities and can create employment for many the MP said.  

A separate KGF taluk will come into force from January 27. The delay was caused because a month's time was given for objections after the gazette notification was made.  

"No former government had taken the issue of creating new taluks seriously. But the Congress government has shown commitment in this regard," said the MP.  

In the upcoming Assembly polls, Roopa Shashidhar is going to be the candidate District Congress unit president K Chandra Reddy confirmed.  

 

 

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