MYSURU: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has announced a slew of new projects for the districts of the south Karnataka region in his budget speech on Monday.
The new announcements include action to complete expeditiously works of Rs 384 crore Shivamogga airport, commencement of regional cancer treatment centres in Shivamogga and Mysuru at an expenditure of Rs 100 crore, AYUSH university in Shivamogga, and establishment of a research centre at an expenditure of two crore rupees in the Veterinary College, Shivamogga to promote the incorporation of ayurvedic medicines in veterinary science,
CM also announced Rs 25 crore to promote research on yellow leaf disease which is haunting arecanut growers and alternate crops in the malnad region.
In his budget speech, CM announced commencement of emergency treatment units in Mysuru, at a total expenditure of Rs 5 crore. He also announced commencement of a trauma care centre in Mysuru Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute.
In a big boost to the tourism activities, CM Yediyurappa announced development of a park downstream Kabini dam of Mysuru District at an expenditure of Rs 50 crore through Kaveri Niravari Nigama.
CM also announced development of eco-tourism including wildlife safari in Gopinatham area of Chamarajanagara district with an expenditure of Rs 5 crore. He also announced development of turmeric market in the district.
CM announced action to commence the works of Hassan airport at an expenditure of Rs 175 crore. He also proposed increase of 100 post-graduate seats in Hassan and Mandya Medical Science Institutes from the current year.
Mandya also found mention in the CM’s budget speech. CM announced a grant-in-aid of Rs 10 crore to ‘Adichunchanagiri Natha Heritage Centre’ being established in Adichunchanagiri Kshetra of Mandya district.
He proposed upgradation of Mandya stadium with an expenditure of Rs 10 crore.
CM proposed development of tourism potential of Kemmannugundi in Chikkamagaluru district.
CM announced theatrical performances of Dr. S.Bhyrappa’s ‘Parva’ through Rangayanas throughout the state.