BSY directs officials to take action on encroachment in Mysore

Talking to reporters after his meeting with the officials and local representatives to discuss the delay in the implementation of certain development works in the district, he said it was found that as many as 350 acres of land around the city had been encroached upon.

He attributed the delay in the implementation of development projects to the long procedural mechanism. In this regard he had been planning to delegate the sanctioning powers in relation to these works to the district administration itself, Yeddyurappa said. He said he would speak to the chief secretary to list out such projects which can be tackled at the district level.

Reiterating his commitment to the development of the state, he said he would hold review meetings at Divisional level and this would be followed with another such meeting by the chief secretary.

In future, grants would be released only on the basis of the progress in the implementation of the project, he said.

Yeddyurappa said 500 acres around Chamundi Hills would be developed as Green Park.
With a view to ensuring attendance of the government officers, a pilot project based on biometric system would be introduced in Mysore, he said.

Based on the experience here, the system would be extended to other parts of the State, he added.

The chief minister said the government was earnest in the development of the water tanks in the district, numbering 143, and tenders had been invited in the cases of 134 tanks.

There are 10 lakes in Mysore city and a special committee with deputy commissioner as chairman would be constituted to develop these on "scientific lines", he said.

Asked about Governor H R Bhardwaj's statement that Karnataka ranked number one in illegal mining, Yeddyurappa said the state has already apprised the Centre to initiate action against illegal mining.

A detailed report on the origin of the illegal mining activities in the state right from the tenure of office of the Congress and JD-S up to today had been submitted to CEC, which in turn has placed the report with its remarks in the Supreme Court, he said.
Yeddyurappa said the State would abide by the ruling of apex court.

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