Task force to come out with vision document to promote tourism: Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai  

‘Recommendations will be included in next Budget’

Basavaraj Bommai, Home Minister, said on Friday that the task force set up by the government would come with a vision document in two months to promote tourism in the State.

He was delivering the Rajyotsava message after unfurling the national flag here.

Mr. Bommai, who is also Udupi in charge, said that the recommendations of the force will be included in the next budget.

The State was lagging behind in tourism when compared to Goa and Kerala. The recently relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms will be used for promotion of tourism. The government will promote private participation in its tourism drive.

There had been damage to paddy fields due to heavy rain in the coastal districts and the State government would compensate the paddy growers. He had urged Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to compensate the fishermen affected owing to heavy rain in the coastal districts and he had given his in-principle agreement to the proposal, he said.

There was a confluence of Tulu and Kannada languages in the coastal districts. The government would do its utmost to promote both the languages. The Narendra Modi government had taken decisive steps to face the internal and external security challenges facing the country. This was well illustrated by its step of abrogation of Article 370 which had given special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Bommai said.

Earlier, cultural programmes added colour to the Rajyotsava celebrations.

Students of Sri Narayana Guru English Medium School, Malpe, gave a cultural programme titled ‘Baarisu Kannada Dindimava,’ while the pupils of Indrali English Medium School performed ‘Ee Kannada Mannanu Marebeda.’

Students of Shantiniketan English Medium School, Alevoor, performed ‘Avva Kanno Kannada Jeeva Kanno Kannada’, and those of Government Pre-University College (Board High School) gave a performance, ‘Hachevu Kannadada Deepa’.

Earlier, there was a procession from Board High School to the district stadium and 11 tableaux of various government departments and students participated in it.

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