Progress chanted

  Amid the celebrations, the leaders chanted the development mantra.

District In-charge Minister Aravind Limbavali hoisted the National Tri-colour at 9 am. Later, addressing the gathering, he said ‘Save Kolar’, a new project has been initiated to save the lakes in the district. To complement this various programmes would be taken under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Besides, measures to improve ground water table will be initiated.

At the recently concluded Global Investors Meet, the State government has signed an agreement with three companies which will invest Rs 314 crore to create 1,100 new jobs.
Under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyana, three taluks will be granted English Medium schools modelled on Kendriya schools, he said.

Drinking water

Speaking with presspersons on illegal sand mining that has been going on unabated when the district is reeling under water crisis, the Minister directed the District Superintendent of Police K Tyagarajan to initiate action. He also asked the Deputy Commissioner N Prabhakar to discuss with Mines and Geology Department in this regard. The next progress review meeting will be convened on September 4.

He told reporters here that he is aware of embezzlement of funds in the Social Welfare Department and promised to take action against the guilty. However, he denied to give more details on this.

Union Minister of State K H Muniyappa, Member of Legislative Council D S Veeraiah, MLA R Varthur Prakash, ZP President G Mangamma and others were present.

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