CM ensures a bouquet of goodies to Mysuru

UoM gets Rs 50 cr and two study chairs; 5 cr for Buddhist study centre

CM ensures a bouquet of goodies to Mysuru

Unlike previous years, Mysuru on Thursday was showered with a bountiful of programmes announced towards its development in the State budget.

Presenting the budget, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, couldn’t have thought of any other occasion than the forthcoming centenary year celebrations of the University of Mysore to announce Rs 50 crore package for the occasion.

A native of Mysuru district, Siddaramaiah also went on to announce a slew of programmes and projects like, establishing a study chair in the University of Mysore on renowned litterateur U R Ananthamurthy and famous artist P R Thippeswamy, spending Rs one crore on each chair.

Besides, Himmavu village in Nanjangud taluk falling under Varuna constituency represented by the chief minister in the Assembly, will set the tone for establishing Nalanda Buddhism Study Centre at the cost of Rs five crore, followed by the establishment of the Film City on 100 acres plot.

Projects galore
Health sector too is likely to get a boost, with five laboratories to be established in the State including Mysuru for detection of communicable diseases like H1N1, Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya.

Study centre
The other programmes include, a study centre to focus on Adivasis to be established as a unit of Karnataka State Tribals Research Institute, to study and protect the art, culture, language and other subjects related to these communities; completion of Ramanagar-Mysore double track project to commute trains from this year; glasshouse at Kuppanna Garden; Rs 7 crore for providing necessary infrastructure in Sunday Market; solid waste management plant to process the vegetable waste in a scientific manner; Scientific Assaying Laboratory at APMC; multimedia gallery on river Cauvery as per the recommendation of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission at the cost of Rs 3.5 crore; Coir Technology Park (Production, Training and Demonstration Centers) under Tengu Narina Bhagya Scheme.

The temples of Goddess Chamundeshwari at Chamundi Hill and Srikanteshwara Swamy at Nanjangud will be developed under Bruhat Devalaya Poornabhivrudhdhi Yojane.

Madhavamanthri dam built across Cauvery river near Talakadu village in T Narasipura taluk in 1140 AD, will be developed further by additional modernisation works of the canals, followed by rejuvenating the water tanks in Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Hassan, and Mandya districts.

Tourism
An amount of Rs 20 crore will be spent on the comprehensive development of 20 heritage places in the State, including Mysuru, Srirangapatna, Talakadu, Halebeedu, Melukote, Belur, in the region. Mysuru, along with Belur, Pattadakal, and Hampi will be developed  by Karnataka Tourism Infrastructure Corporation.

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