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PM wants scholarship scheme for farmers' children successfully implemented in Karnataka: Bommai

The CM said Modi also appreciated the state government's move to set up a panel to scrutinise government tenders
Last Updated : 11 November 2021, 16:45 IST

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Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Karnataka government to implement the recently-launched state education scholarship scheme for farmers' children successfully so that it can be replicated in the rest of the country.

The CM, who met the PM here, told media that the PM appreciated the scheme.

In September, the state government came out with a scholarship scheme for the children of farmers to pursue class 11 and 12 as well as higher education.

While discussing on the National Education Policy in the state, Modi suggested that there was a need to create awareness among teachers and students about the new policy.

The CM said the PM hailed the several pro-people decisions took by the BJP government in Karnataka, including the move to set up a panel to scrutinise government tenders, giving a plot for homeless people.

The prime minister also asked the state government to bring changes in the Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) Scheme to meet the needs at the gram panchayat level, Bommai said.

The prime minister also suggested the state to integrate this scheme with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to address the challenges, the chief minister added.

When told that banks were not keen to provide loans to SC and ST women, Modi assured him that a direction in this regard will be given to banks to empower vulnerable women of this section, Bommai said.

During the meeting, the chief minister informed that the state government has plans to frame a new policy on R&D, employment, electric vehicles, renewable energy and aerospace. To which, Modi said Karnataka has always been a forward looking state and asked the state government to be ahead in these sectors, Bommai said, adding that the prime minister also emphasised on the need to encourage R&D in less budget.

"He (Modi) gave several suggestions. He was satisfied with the work undertaken in 100 days. He asked us to do good work with confidence," Bommai added.

The chief minister said Modi has agreed to grace four programmes to be held in the state in December.

On Wednesday, Bommai had met BJP National President J P Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

With PTI inputs.

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Published 11 November 2021, 11:38 IST

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