KOLAR: The 2010-11 State budget, presented on Friday, drew wide-spread criticism in Kolar district for the dearth of major programmes for the development of the district. The silence on projects dealing with solving the drinking water woes here has irked the people of the region.
Not finding any mention about their long-pending demands for a permanent solution to the drinking water problems for this parched region, has worried the people here.
“The State Government has completely ignored Kolar district as far as drinking water woes are concerned,” Janata Dal (Secular) taluk president M. Gopal said. Negligence to this drought-prone district is highly reprehensible, he added.
Echoing similar sentiments, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) State committee member Gandhinagar Narayanswami said that the Government should have earmarked adequate funds for executing drinking water projects. “We don't understand why successive governments have grossly neglected the needs of this backward district,” Mr. Narayanswami said.
While welcoming the low-interest loanscheme for sericulturists, the CPI(M) leader underlined the need to ensure proper implementation of the same in order to reach the benefit to the genuine beneficiaries.