Rs. 10 crore to be released for improving main water supply line

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said on Saturday that he would soon release Rs. 10 crore for the improvement of the Gadag-Betageri main water supply line.

He was addressing presspersons in Gadag after chairing a meeting to review development projects in the district.

Expressing satisfaction with the progress achieved so far, the Chief Minister said that he had asked officials to expedite the schemes.

Twenty villages had been identified in the district for development under the Suvarna Gramodaya scheme at a cost of Rs. 20 crore, and already, Rs. 11.54 crore had been released, he said.

Complimenting Israr Banu for securing first rank in the second PU examination in the Arts stream this year, the Chief Minister said that the Government would meet the educational expenses of poor and meritorious students such as Israr Banu. Mr. Yeddyurappa also felicitated Israr.

To a question, Mr. Yeddyurappa said that a Rs. 5-crore proposal had been prepared for the rehabilitation of 1,305 families in the State, which were earlier involved in the spurious liquor business. “We will soon take a decision on this issue,” he said.

Earlier, during the review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, Deputy Commissioner Shankarnarayan said that out of the 6,795 houses planned under the Aasare scheme for flood-displaced families in 14 villages in the district, 3,735 houses had been completed. The construction of 3,060 houses was in progress. Of them, 1,500 houses had been completed up to the roof level, he said.

The Chief Minister asked the officials to develop the Bhishma lake in Gadag on the lines of the Kelageri in Dharwad and also promised to release Rs. 2 crore for the purpose.

The officials told Mr. Yeddyurappa that the Rs. 90-crore project for supplying drinking water to Gadag from the Tungabhadra had been approved by the Asian Development Bank.

Minister for Women and Child Development and district in-charge C.C. Patil brought some of the issues concerning the district to the notice of Mr. Yeddyurappa.

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