Staff Correspondent

Yeddyurappa will lay foundation stone for power project in Raichur

HASSAN: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the State is set to generate 5,000 MW of power in the next four years. He said he would lay the foundation stone for the 2,400 MW power project at Yeramaras in Raichur on May 26. He will also lay the foundation stone for the second phase of the Bellary Thermal Power Station by May-end which will generate 500 MW of power.

Mr. Yeddyurappa was addressing presspersons at the Gundia hydel power project site on Saturday.

He said that the Rs. 1,150-crore Gundia project had been delayed for more than 20 years owing to lack of political will. Now it would be implemented on war footing. The Chief Minister said that he would reshuffle the Cabinet after consulting senior party leaders. He said that rural development, education, road connectivity, health and irrigation would be given priority in the next four years.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the BJP Government had completed one year in office on May 22 and a function would be held in Bangalore on May 31 to mark the occasion. In addition to this, special programmes will be held in all four revenue divisions.