Revenue Minister R V Deshpande inaugurated Moodbidri and Kadaba taluks in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday. With this, the number of taluks in the district has increased to seven.
Addressing the gathering, the minister said: “Politics should be restricted to elections only. When it comes to development, all the elected representatives have to work unitedly. The development path laid down by T A Pai, T M A Pai and U Srinivas Mallya for the district must continue”.
Deshpande said that the state government had already sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the construction of Mini Vidhana Soudhas at Moodbidri and Kadaba. He directed the deputy commissioner to float tenders for the construction of mini Vidhana Soudhas.
Deshpande said Karnataka had introduced a simplified online system for land conversion for the first time in the country. “The deadline to apply for regularising the land under 94CC of Land Revenue Act is March 31,” he added. Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian presided over the function.
Earlier, the minister laid the foundation stone for a bridge across river Nandini from Delanthabettu in Soorinje Gram Panchayat to Malligeyangadi Hosakatta in Kateel Gram Panchayat. The bridge would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1.10 crore under the NABARD project.
The minister also inaugurated the asphalted state highway connecting Mulki and Kinnigoli.