Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will distribute saris and bonds to beneficiaries of Bhagyalakshmi scheme at a function to be at the Police Parade Grounds in Bellary on Friday. He will also inaugurate a health check-up camp for the beneficiaries.
Giving details of the programme, B. Shivappa, Deputy Commissioner, told presspersons here on Thursday that the Chief Minister, accompanied by C.C. Patil, Minister for women and Child Development, will be arriving in a special plane at Jindal Airport. From there, they will reach Bellary in a helicopter.
Mr. Yeddyurappa, after distributing bonds and saris to a few of the beneficiaries, will lay the foundation stones for various development works, including drinking water schemes for Kudligi taluk at an estimated cost of Rs. 130 crore, for Hagari Bommanahalli taluk at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.75 crore, for Hadagali (Rs. 28.75 crore) and Sirguppa taluk at an estimated cost of Rs. 19.94 crore respectively.
In addition, the Chief Minister will launch work to fill 10 tanks in Hadagali taluk at an estimated cost of Rs. 76.70 crore, construction of Raravi Bridge in Sirguppa taluk at an estimated cost of Rs. 30 crore, hostels in Kudligi and administrative buildings and formation of road works at the Bellary APMC yard.
He will inaugurate a boys' hostel constructed at Hagari Bommanahalli, girls' hostel in Hosa Daroji in Sandur taluk, and post-matriculation hostel for boys in Bellary city.
Ministers from the district G. Janardhan Reddy, G. Karunakar Reddy and B. Sriramulu and legislators and elected representatives would attend the function.
Mr. Shivappa said that 20,000 beneficiaries from all over the district would attend the function. As many as 340 road transport buses have been hired to ferry them from their taluks to the function venue.
A sum of Rs. 33 lakh had been released by the State Government for the programme, which includes breakfast, lunch and pandal. Bus hiring charges would also be released by the Government, he said.