Rs. 3,700-crore package for north Karnataka

Nagesh Prabhu and T.S. Ranganna

BELGAUM: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday announced a special package of Rs. 3,700 crore for 30 projects aimed at the comprehensive development of north Karnataka.

In a 90-minute reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address to the joint session of the State legislature, Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the government was committed to the development of all districts in north Karnataka.

A Rs. 600-crore drinking water project comprising 80 schemes would be implemented in 878 villages in north Karnataka, where fluoride content in water was high.

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