World class science centre will come up at Belapu, says Sorake

World class science centre will come up at Belapu, says Sorake

Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake has announced that an international standard science centre will come up at Belapu here in a 30 acre land at a cost of Rs 80 crore.The centre has been envisioned under Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).

Speaking after inaugurating the various development works here at Palimaru, the minister elaborated that the government has already earmarked funds in the budget for science centres to be set up at Bangalore and Udupi. Measures have been taken to promote science, especially basic science in this part of the region.

Ksheerabhagya Yojane

Sorake said that there are several applications pending before Akrama-Sakrama Samiti and in Land Tribunal. A committee will be constituted in connection with both Akrama-Sakrama and Land Tribunal and a meeting will be held within a week to decide over the pending applications and early disposal of it.

The minister added that the government will take a decision over extending the provision of offering milk to the children in schools from three days at present to five days under Ksheerabhagya Yojane.

The textbooks and uniforms have already been distributed among students. The Government will make all efforts for the survival of Kannada medium schools.

Asserting that the industrialisation process should be given a fillip in the district, the minister cautioned that industries that benefits the locals and generates employment would only be given permission. The industries that pollute the environment will not be allowed.

He said that a first grade college would be set up in Belapu besides, a PG centre of Mangalore University. An ITI will come up in Yellur and approval is being awaited to set up a polytechnic in Padubidri. The government is keen to promote education at all levels.

The PWD road in Palimaru has been upgraded. The road in Palimaru located in SC colony is revamped at a cost of Rs 6.90 lakh.

 The road in Rajiv colony has been upgraded, besides allotting Rs 20 lakh to repair and reconstruct the existing storm water drains. The river bank upgradation work at Adve is taken up at the cost of Rs 10 lakh.

The work to revamp the stretch extending from Udupi-Nandikur-Shirva is underway.

The minister said that  as many as 170 BPL cards were blocked for various reasons.

Those blocked cards will be made available and distributed to the beneficiaries shortly.

600 to get houses

He said an additional ration shop will be set up in Avralubettu, if it has nearly 300 families as against the earlier mandatory requirement of 500 families.

 He said the stretch passing across Mulur-Palimaru-Kutyaru and Palimaru-Avralabettu will be extended to 7.5 metre following Japanese model.

The government is spending Rs 930 on each family as subsidy by providing 30 kilo rice at Re 1 per kilogram. Around 600 homeless in Kaup would receive houses shortly.

As there is heavy work load in the Atalji Janasnehi Kendras, the government has decided to set up an additional counters to receive applications under section 94C of Land Reform Act. The Urban development minister said a counter will be opened at Kaup and Hiriyadka shortly.

The minister inaugurated the Akshara Dasoha building at Higher Primary Government School in Palimaru, an overhead tank at Nandikur, and a 600 metre length stretch at Palimaru.