Mysore, Gulbarga favoured

As Chief Minister Siddaramaiah hails from Mysore, the region has got substantial allocation in the Budget for 2013-14. In the budget speech, there was repeated mention of Mysore, Nanjangud and Chamarajanagar. Gulbarga, the home district of Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, too was mentioned repeatedly.

The previous government had its own favourite region — Shimoga, Bellary and the coastal districts.

To start with, Rs 100 crore have been allocated for improving infrastructure in Mysore city on account of its historical importance.

The Chief Minister also promised “all required support for extending 24/7 water supply scheme under JnNURM to the entire city.” Besides, Rs two crore have been allocated for the Mysore Advocates’ Association building.

The government also proposed to set up the Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar social development study centre at the University of Mysore.

In addition, a mega dairy manufacturing milk powder unit is proposed to be set up in Mysore.

In all, Mysore has got 18 different provisions, including for the upgradation of certain units.

At the other end, Gulbarga also has got its share of development projects. Rs five crore have been earmarked for the development of Siddhartha Vihar and Rs one crore for a separate Rangayana division. Moreover, two new colleges, one each for dairy and pharmacy, have been proposed. The State will also provide grants for the ‘International Institute of Pali, Sanskrit and Comparative Philosophy’ to be established by Siddhartha Vihar Trust at Gulbarga.

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