KARNATAKA

Cabinet sub-panel to discuss MPM revival next week

Special Correspondent

Yediyurappa rules out privatisation of the unit



Accumulated loss of MPM has been put at Rs.61.6 crore

Administration told to transport drinking water to drought-affected villages



SHIMOGA: Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said here on Tuesday that the Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by him would visit the State-owned Mysore Paper Mills (MPM) in Bhadravati next week to discuss the remedial measures as suggested by the independent consulting agency.

Addressing a press conference, he said that the State Government had waived interest to the extent of Rs. 7.71 crore, which would avoid the situation wherein the MPM would have been referred to the Board of Industrial Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) in view of its huge loss. He said that its accumulated loss was put at Rs.61.6 crore.

Mr. Yediyurappa said that there was no question of privatising the unit although it was one of the suggestions made by the consulting agency. He, however, did not reveal the plans for the revival of MPM. He said that the district administration had been asked to suggest alternative land for shifting the district jail here.

He said it was proposed to develop the area at Gopshettikoppa here into a tourist spot.

Drinking water

Earlier, presiding over the quarterly review meeting of the Karnataka Development Programme (KDP), Mr. Yediyurappa asked the district administration to make arrangements for transporting drinking water to the drought-affected villages. He said that the situation could not have aggravated had the administration taken precautionary measures anticipating the delay in the onset of the monsoon.

Mr. Yediyurappa said that the district administration should dig more borewells if the existing ones were found to be inadequate. It should also repair the borewells on a priority basis.

Tirthahalli MLA Araga Jnanendra complained that the officials had claimed some bills by making false claims that the borewells had been dug.

Minister for Water Resources K.S. Eshwarappa who is the local MLA, Hosnagar MLA Hartalu Halappa, Sagar MLA Beluru Gopalakrishna, president of the zilla panchayat Sharada Purya Naik and Deputy Commissioner T.K. Anilkumar were present.



Accumulated loss of MPM has been put at Rs.61.6 crore

Administration told to transport drinking water to drought-affected villages





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