New DK taluks’ inauguration on Nov 25

The newly carved Moodbidri and Kadaba taluks will be inaugurated on November 25 by Revenue Minister R V Deshpande.

The state government had already released Rs 10 crore to provide basic facilities to the new taluks, District In-charge Minister U T Khader said on Tuesday.

He told reporters in Circuit House that Deshpande will inaugurate Kadaba taluk at 9 am. The programme will be organised at Indira Canteen in Bantwal at 11 am. The title deeds and other facilities will be distributed to the beneficiaries at the same venue.

The new Moodbidri taluk will be inaugurated at 2.30 pm.

Meeting

“Deshpande will chair a meeting of the district in-charge ministers of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, the MLAs from undivided Dakshina Kannada, the Urban Development Secretary, the district in-charge secretary and the Revenue Department secretary to find a solution to the row over land conversion, 11E sketch, property card and master plan at Mangaluru. The public can submit in writing on the issues related to the Revenue Department to the deputy commissioner’s office in Mangaluru in advance,” Khader listed out.

To a query on water from wells turning into flame when lit, at Kanekere in Deralakatte, the minister said that the reports have confirmed the leakage from petrol bunk contaminating the wells. Experts from the National Institute of Hydroglody, Belagavi, will visit the spot shortly to conduct a study, he added.

“Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has been asked to sort out the issue of releasing untreated sewage water from the Morarji Desai School to a nearby pit at Deralakatte,” Khader said.

To a query on the non-commencement of classes for para medical students at the District Wenlock Hospital, the minister said a meeting will be convened next week to discuss the issue.

Cardiology wing

Khader said that a cardiology wing will be opened at District Wenlock Hospital.

“Already, a round of discussions was held with the representatives of the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Bengaluru. The Cardiology wing will be maintained by the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology,” the minister said.

Drinking water

The minister said that the state government has released Rs 198 crore for a comprehensive drinking water project to all the villages and urban local bodies in the Mangaluru Assembly constituency. “The water project is one of my dream projects. I had promised to supply water to all the villages during the electioneering,” reminisced Khader.

The state government had released Rs 41 crore for the construction of the Kankanady market and commercial complex and state Cabinet had given approval for a court complex in Bannur in Puttur of estimated cost Rs 21 crore.

Mobile tower policy: State govt lauded

Prakash Munshi of Citizens for Tomorrow, an initiative of Juhi Chawla Mehta, has lauded the mobile tower policy, aimed at cracking down on telecom service providers and regulate setting up of cellular towers across Karnataka, said Khader.

Munshi had apparently called Khader to congratulate the state government over the policy. As per the policy, it is mandatory for telecom companies to maintain a 50-metre buffer zone around schools, colleges, hospitals and religious structures besides mandatory licenses from local bodies.

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