CM Basavaraj Bommai – The New Indian Express


By Express press service

JAGALURU: Calling on the public to make Karnataka “the number one state” in the country, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday it was possible if everyone joined the government. Addressing the audience at the groundbreaking ceremony for the development works in the city, he said it is the BJP that aims to make Karnataka a welfare state.

The long wait for the Upper Bhadra project is over, he said, as it is progressing at high speed. Former CM BS Yediyurappa had initiated the project in 2008 by allocating funds. With the launch of the project to fill nine reservoirs and irrigate 40,000 hectares in Jagaluru taluk, the area once called drought prone, will have ample water and greenery on all sides, and the groundwater level will also rise, CM said.

Attributing the success of the ongoing Upper Bhadra project and the filling of 57 reservoirs from Jagaluru to Yediyurappa, Bommai said that based on the instructions of Taralabalu Seer Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Swamiji, the work of filling the reservoirs was initiated, which is about to be completed.

State of the national project

Bommai said he was awaiting approval from the Center to declare the Upper Bhadra project as a national project. Once approved, it will help pump out Rs 16,000 crores to speed up the work.

Industries to create jobs

Along with improving agriculture, the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mumbai Industrial Corridor passing through Tumkuru, Chitradurga, Davangere, Haveri and Dharwad will be developed to generate employment. Taking a dig at Congress, Bommai said that Congress has its eyes on the vote bank and has not taken initiatives to develop central Karnataka, but the BJP government has sanctioned funds for the line of Tumkuru-Chitradurga-Davangere railway, work on which will start shortly.

Development of milk producers

Bommai also said that the government has decided to establish “Nandini Ksheera Abhivrudhi Bank” aimed at financial inclusion of farmers who produce milk, which was announced in the state budget and a government decree was also issued. . It will be the first such bank in the country, he said. As many as 26 lakh dairy farmers, 14,900 dairy cooperative societies and 15 state dairy unions will benefit from the bank. “The share capital of Rs 100 crore will be provided by the state government and Rs 260 crore will be provided by dairy cooperative societies, federations and trade unions,” he said.


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