On Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that irrigation projects worth Rs 5,500 crore had been sanctioned and started across the state.
Speaking after unveiling statues of Kittur Rani Chennamma, Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna, and Dr. BR Ambedkar on the premises of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha here on Tuesday, he said that provision made in this year’s budget to establish the Kittur Karnataka Development Authority, which will decide on various big projects and the special funds required for development, as well as work out a plan of action. Agriculture, irrigation, agriculture-based industries, sugar factories, other businesses, and education, are all important in the Kittur Karnataka area. Through coordinated efforts, this prosperous area must receive its fair share of development such as infrastructure, national highways, and railways,” he said. The Chief Minister stated that the government inspired to install the statues by the people and that more emphasis has placed on the growth of irrigation in this area.
“All outstanding projects in the UKP-third stage have been finished.” Efforts had been made in the previous 7-8 years to provide farmers with a uniform price, and the government chose to make payments by cheque. The Kalasa-Bandura project’s DPR is complete, and bids have been issued. They plan to launch the project in the following days. “The FMCG has been started on 300 acres of land between Kittur and Dharwad, and this has provided jobs for one lakh people,” he said.
“The Special Investment Zone has been established, as have Jayadeva Hospital in Dharwad and Kidwai Hospital in Belagavi.” Kittur Karnataka’s development in the coming days will contribute to the growth of Karnataka and the nation,” Bommai added.