Somavamsha Sahasrarjuna Kshatriya Samshodhana Kendra inaugurated
DHARWAD: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that despite having a shortage Rs. 10,000 crore in the State’s exchequer, all efforts were being made to plug the revenue pilferage to make funds available for development projects.
He was inaugurating the Somavamsha Sahasrarjuna Kshatriya Samshodhana Kendra (SSK Research Centre) at Karnatak University here on Thursday. Mr. Yeddyurappa said that shortage of funds had not affected implementation of development projects.
Utilisation of special grants to the tune of Rs. 1,500 crore sanctioned by the Government for taking up development projects was far from satisfactory, he said. The Chief Minister told Public Works Minister C.M. Udasi that it was his responsibility to ensure quality of the projects.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said he was planning to set up task forces of experts and senior citizens to monitor implementation of development works.
It was unfortunate that elected representatives and officials concerned had failed to focus on development projects, he said.
Mr. Yeddyurappa lauded the contribution of Somavansha Sahasrarjun Kshatriyas to the nation. On the occasion, he laid the foundation stone for Basaveshwara Peetha and Swamy Vivekananda Kendra at the university.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadeesh Shettar and Chairman of the Legislative Council Veeranna Mattikatti spoke.
Vice-Chancellor S.K. Saidapur welcomed the gathering. Ministers Murugesh Nirani and Basavaraj Bommai, MLA Chandrakant Bellad, MP Prahlad Joshi and businessman Hari Khode were present.