NewIndPress.com | Thursday February 15 2007| SOMWARPET:
The State Government will acquire the Jamma Malai lands in Kodagu district and will send a proposal to the Union Government under CAMPA developmental works action plan and will take steps to provide compensation if the Union Government releases funds, said Forest Minister C Chennigappa.
He informed this in a written answer to Somwarpet legislator B A Jeevijaya during the Legislature session. To another question posed by Jeevijaya, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy informed that the State Government has released Rs 45.96 lakh for the Harangi-Somwarpet drinking water project.
The Union Government has released Rs 45.96 lakh and Rural development and Panchayati Raj Department Rs 112 lakh for implementing Harangi-Somwarpet Drinking Water Project. These details were released to the media by MLA BA Jeevijaya.
He also informed that there is no proposal pending before the Government on establishing an IT Park in Kodagu. To another question, PWD Minister H D Revanna informed that the road from Shirangala to Makutta will be repaired on a priority basis.
He also informed that the Government is verifying a proposal for upgrading Basavanakoppa-Beetikatte road as district major road and upgrading Shanivarasanthe-Sakaleshpura road as State Highway.
To another question raised by B A Jeevijaya, Water Resource Minister K S Eshwarappa informed that the government will not rehabilitate seepage affected Janardhan Halli village following a report of Mysore Divisional Commissioner that if drains were dug to keep homes dry, no rehabilitation is necessary. He said Kattepura village will be rehabilitated by shifting to Yelakaner rehabilitation colony.
Rural Development Minister C M Udasi informed that under Prime Ministersâ€™ Gram Sadak Yojana, the State Government is getting Rs 105 crore annually for repairing roads.
The roads have been repaired already and the government will release the second instalment after 60 percent of work is completed. A fresh proposal of Rs 151.85 crore has been submitted to the Union Government.
To another question of legislator B A Jeevijaya, Education Minister Basavaraja Horatti answered that the State Government is waiting for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) from Union Defence Ministry to establish a Sainik School in Kudige near Somwarpet.