Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai claimed on Sunday that Karnataka has the “minimum unemployment problem,” citing the government of India’s support for the creation of 33 lakh jobs in the last five years, including 13 lakh jobs in the last year alone.
Speaking at the inauguration of IIT Dharwad, the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City Project, and other development works in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi also participated, the CM said, “Karnataka has the minimum unemployment problem.” “The PM is one such statesman who has a vision, for which he helped establish the IIT in Dharwad to make the country’s technology strong. A lot of reforms have been brought about by him, including the electrification of the Hospet-Hubballi-Tinaighat Railway line,” he added.
CM Bommai further said that in the Union Budget, Rs 7,651 crores have been earmarked to improve railway facilities in Karnataka. This is the work of the double-engine government.
Both the state and union governments are taking up projects in the fields of education, infrastructure, and industry, he said.
“The PM has done a lot to provide connectivity from the port to inland. In total, the NDA government has given more stress on the all-around development of the North Karnataka region. So, it is progressing like never before,” CM said.
Chairman of the State Legislative Council Basavaraja Horatti, Ministers Govind Karjol, CC Patil, V Somanna, B A Basavaraj, Shankar Patil Munenkoppa and others were present.
Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi inaugurated IIT Dharwad. The foundation stone for the institute was laid by the Prime Minister in February 2019.
Developed at a cost of over Rs 850 crores, the institute currently offers a 4-year BTech programs, an inter-disciplinary 5-year BS-MS program, MTech and PhD programs.