KARNATAKA

State will be huts-free in three years: Kumaraswamy

Special Correspondent

Bangalore: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy took a short break in between the day-long meeting of his party and made a flying visit — literally, in a chopper — to Avverahalli near Ramanagaram to inaugurate the midday meal scheme for high school children.

Speaking after serving a small group of children the midday meal around 5 p.m., the Chief Minister said his Government had set the target of making all the villages in the State “huts-free” in three years. A pilot project was already on in 10 backward taluks, he said. He gave away title deeds to some beneficiaries of the housing scheme at Avverahalli, declaring the village “huts-free”. Mr. Kumaraswamy, who also launched the scheme of giving free books and uniforms to high school children, dedicated most of his speech to listing out how the Government had given priority to education.

Mr. Kumaraswamy left the stage minutes after delivering his short speech. Ramangaram would be officially declared the district headquarters on June 28 and a slew of benefits will flow the town’s way after that, he said.



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