The Municipal Administration and Wakf Minister Qamar-ul Islam said Karnataka missed getting Rs. 120 crore from the Union government under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP), due to the failure of the previous government to send Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the works proposed to be taken in the selected blocks.
Talking to presspersons in Gulbarga city on Wednesday, Mr. Islam said the previous government also failed to identify the number of blocks with 25 per cent of minority population which would be eligible for funds under the MsDP.
Mr. Islam said the previous government failed to do justice and selected only Bidar, Humnabad, Jamkhandi, Bagalkot, Raichur, Sindhanur, Koppal, Gangavathi, Haveri, Hospet and Chittapur blocks to be covered under the scheme.
He said directions have been issued to prepare DPRs for the selected taluks and to identify more blocks to be included under the MsDP. Mr. Islam said the State government would seek the nod of the Union government for utilising MsDP funds for infrastructure development in the selected blocks. Each block would be getting a minimum of Rs. 10 crore for taking up developmental work. Mr. Islam said measures have been initiated to ensure students who applied for pre and post-matric scholarship were paid scholarship and to extend financial assistance to those who applied for higher studies in foreign countries and coaching classes for competitive examinations.