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‘Process on for purchase of land for industrial purposes'

Chamber's role in development of the district lauded

SHIMOGA: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said here on Thursday that Shimoga district was likely to get a big boost in terms of industrial development, as industrialists participating at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) to be held in Bangalore on June 3 and 4 would be persuaded to set up their units in the district.

He was speaking after inaugurating the renovated building of the Shimoga District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

Lauded

Mr. Yeddyurappa recalled the active role played by the Chamber in the development of the district, by supporting several public projects such as the airport and the Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS).

He hoped it would continue its support to the Government in any future projects in the district.

Land

Minister for Major Industries Murugesh Nirani, who spoke on the occasion, said the purchase of one lakh acres of agricultural land for industrial purposes was under process.

He said that the Government would provide infrastructure facilities such as water, land, power and marketing to new industries being set up in tier II and tier III cities.

The Minister allayed fears that small scale industries would be in jeopardy with the establishment of the big industries.

President of the Chamber K.V. Vasanthkumar presided over the function.

State BJP president K.S. Eshwarappa, Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board D.H. Shankarmurthy and Shimoga MP B.Y. Raghavendra were among those present.

A website to aid blood donors was opened by the Chief Minister on the occasion.

Community hall

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated a Community Hall of the Ganiga Sangha. The State Government would provide Rs. 25 lakh for the welfare of the people of the Ganiga community, he said.

Children and youth of the community should be brought into the mainstream by providing equal opportunity, he said.

President of the district Ganigara Sangha H. Siddaiah presided over the function.

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