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Ceremonial:Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai inspecting the guard of honour at the63rd Republic Day celebrations in Gulbarga on Thursday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni
Ceremonial:Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai inspecting the guard of honour at the63rd Republic Day celebrations in Gulbarga on Thursday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni

Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said the State, which has achieved record growth of 6 per cent in the agricultural sector, will reach similar heights in the industrial sector as well.

He was speaking after inspecting the guard of honour and unfurling the national flag at the 63rd Republic Day celebrations at the Chandrashekhar Patil Stadium here on Thursday.

Mr. Bommai said agricultural production in the State in 2010–11 was over 1.26 lakh tonnes, making Karnataka one of the few States to have achieved high growth in the sector.

Soft power

Besides, the Minister said: “The human resource contribution of the State to the country is significant. Our scientists and technocrats are making waves.”

He stressed on creating competitive human resource to remain a leader in information technology, the space sector and nuclear research.

Mr. Bommai said a strong relationship between the Centre and the State, with mutual respect, was essential for a vibrant republic.

He supported the long-pending demand of the Hyderabad Karnataka region for amending Article 371 of the Constitution and urged the Centre to introduce the amendment in the coming Parliament session.

Mr. Bommai said the State Government had spent more than Rs. 8,000 crore towards implementation of the recommendations of the Nanjundappa committee report.

K.B. Shanappa, MP, Mysore Sales International Ltd. chairman Vikram Patil, chairman of CADA Gulbarga project zone Girish Mattannavar, Gulbarga Development Authority chairman Vidyasagar Kulkarni, Allamprabhu Patil, MLC, Regional Commissioner K. Ratna Prabha, Deputy Commissioner Vishal R., Chief Executive Officer of the Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat M.G. Vijayakumar and Superintendent of Police Praveen M. Pawar were present.


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