Yaragol project will see light of day soon: CM

Promises more industries, job opportunities in district
Last Updated 29 September 2011, 18:04 IST

He was speaking after inaugurating a programme organised by the Zilla Panchayat near the railway station on Thursday to lay the foundation for various projects of the Malur Taluk Panchayat. The programme included a ground-breaking ceremony for a hostel to be built by the Narayana Setty Memorial Trust as well as distribution of bicycles to the physically challenged.

Supplying water

The government is undertaking several projects to alleviate the district of the water problem. “Funds will be released immediately if a request letter is submitted for the additional Rs five crore required for the drinking water supply projects in Malur under the Department for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj,” said the Chief Minister.

“All hurdles in the implementation of the drinking water project will be cleared. Steps will also be taken to solve the problem to hand over the Revenue Department land to the Forest Department, which is waiting for approval by the Cabinet,” he added.

He appreciated the efforts taken by local legislator Es En Krishnaiah Setty, who has put in his money for a social welfare programme. “Students belonging to about 28 different communities will be able to use the new hostel. The efforts to ensure students get means to continue their studies are appreciable,” said Gowda, and called upon the members of communities to make the best use of the facility and enable their children progress in education.

New industries

Speaking about the unemployment problem in the district, the Chief Minister said new industries will be set up in drought-racked Kolar. “The Mahindra and Mahindra company will soon start a factory in the taluk to build spare parts of aeroplanes. The project, which will cost Rs 1,000 crore, will provide employment to 2.5 crore people,” he explained.

In addition, several development projects will be taken up on cast sharing with the Central Government, for the first time, he added. “Four new major industries will be started in the district, and this will ensure that at least 10,000 people get employment opportunities,” he said.

Funds for employment

K H Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Railways, who spoke on the occasion, stressed on the need for industries for development. Funds more than Rs 4,000 crore have been released under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural EmploymentGuarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

“An amount of Rs five crores has been approved for construction of a new railway underbridge and work will begin soon. Also, efforts will be taken to provide more trains to the area,” Muniyappa promised.

State and Centre

He added that the Central Government was ready to provide resources to the State government to ensure the drought-ridden twin districts, Kolar and Chikkaballapur, get permanent drinking water facilities.

Nirmalananda, seer of the Chikkaballapur branch of the Adichunchanagiri mutt, Murugesh Nirani, Heavy Industries Minister, Varthur Prakash, District In-charge Minister, legislators M Narayanaswamy, Dr Shivayogi Swamy, D S Veeraiah and Y A Narayanaswamy, Manoj Kumar Meena, Deputy Commissioner, Manjula Venkatesh, Zilla Panchayat president, members Ramaswamy Reddy, Yallamma and Yashoda, R Anand, Taluk Panchayat president, Parvathamma, vice president, Gulab Jan, Town Municipal Council president, A Rajappa, vice-president and others were also present during the function.

(Published 29 September 2011, 18:04 IST)

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