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Udupi. April 11 : Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday April 11 announced a grant of Rs 5 crore to Uchila Mahalakshmi Temple in Muzarai County. Speaking at a reception after attending Sri Brahma Kumbhabhisheka at the temple, as requested by the Mogaveera Sangha, the government would provide a grant of Rs 5 crore to the temple.
He said the government would extend the Raitha Vidya Nidhi scholarship scheme to children of weaver and fishing families this year.
The Chief Minister commended the central government’s program to make fishing a profitable vocation, adding that the Karnataka government would provide 100 deep-sea fishing boats to fishermen in Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts along with the 40 % of the cost borne by the Center while 10% would be invested by the fishermen. “The life of fishermen is adventurous but uncertain,” he said.
He said the government would launch a call for applications from fishermen for the Matsya Siri over the next month and announced that fishermen would benefit from a diesel subsidy for the entire 10-month season. Hostels would be made available to students from fishing families by the Department of Social Welfare.
The chief minister said grit work would be undertaken at eight ports to improve fishing facilities. Chief Minister Bommai also announced that 5,000 houses would be built for fishermen under the Rajiv Gandhi housing scheme. He highlighted the importance of women in the economic development of the state. Bommai said, “An anchor bank would be set up at a cost of Rs 500 crore linked to Women Self Help Groups (SHGs).
They would receive a loan of up to Rs 1.50 lakh to undertake economic activities to achieve the women empowerment goal of the state government. The Chief Minister said that the loan recovery percentage in SHGs was 95%. Apart from that, he said, “Mahalakshmi does not just mean money, but Goddess is a powerhouse, an inspiration and a motivation that helps us achieve our goals through Sankalpa. Therefore, I am blessed to be a devotee of her. If everyone works together, nothing is impossible,” he added.
Nadoja Dr G Shankar and committee chairman Brahmakalasha Punyotsava and Sri Mahalakshmi Temple Uchila delivered the keynote address. He made some major demands in his speech, including urging the government to liberalize standards for getting loans for fishermen. He urged the government to announce a grant of Rs 150 crore for the integrated development of the fishing community and also to provide zero interest loan among many others. . Minister of Transport B Sriramulu, MP for Udupi Raghupati Bhat, Minister of State for Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport S Angara, Kannada and Minister of Culture Sunil Kumar,
Minister of Social Welfare and Underprivileged Welfare Kota Srinivas Poojary, MPs Lalaji R Mendon, Sukumar Shetty Byndoor, Y Bharat Shetty and Vedavyasa Kamath, Chairman of Mangaluru Urban also attended the occasion. Uchila temple renovation committee officials including Jaya C Kotian Bellampalli, Chairman of Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajana sangha Gundu B Amin, and Vasudeva Salian among others were also present.
Bommai inaugurates Bannanje Govindacharya Memorial Digital Library
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the Dr. Bannanje Govindacharya Memorial Digital Library here. He said, “The Library should serve as a center for the transmission of knowledge and spirituality.
Bommai also unveiled a bronze statue of Dr Bannanje Govindacharya.
“Science and spirituality are two sides of the same coin. There is philosophy behind every science. This library has many dimensions which include a reading section for children, a collection of spiritual, philosophical books, contests and digital segments,” Bommai said.
He urged the children to make good use of the newly launched “Mukhyamantri Magadarshi” program which provides training for those interested in entering competitions for various services.
Sri Vushwaprasanna Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math and Sri Vidyavallabha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyur math graced the occasion and blessed the occasion.
S Angara, Minister of Fisheries, Port and River Transport and Head of Udupi District, Kota Srinivas Poojary, Minister of Social Welfare and Backward Class Development, Sunil Kumar, Minister of Fuels and Kannada Department and Culture , Raghupati Bhat, MLA Udupi, Manjunath Bhandary, MLC, Kurma Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Naveen Bhat Y, CEO, Udupi Zilla Panchayat, Mattaru Ratnakar Hegde, Chairman, Coastal Development Authority, Manohar Kalmady, Chairman, Udupi Urban Development Authority, Sumithra Nayak, President Udupi CMC, Vinay Bhushan, son of the late Dr. Bannanje Govindacharya and others were present.
Chief Minister Bommai also visited Sri Krishna Temple with other ministers and received blessings from Paryaya Swamiji Sri Vidyasagara Theertha of Krishnapur Mathematics.
“Beach and temple tourism will soon experience a boom”
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said beach tourism and temple tourism are expected to see huge growth opportunities in the coming days.
Speaking after the inauguration of Dr VS Acharya (Bay) Bus Station built by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Monday April 11 at Bannanje here, he said a representation was made to the Center to bring changes in CRZ regulations further develop growth and develop tourism in the coastal region including Mangaluru, Udupi and Karwar.
The Chief Minister praised late Dr. VS Acharya’s honesty in public life. He said Dr. Acharya was an ideal for others to follow when it comes to honesty and probity in public life.
He recalled the services of the late minister to ensure development during his days as a member of the city council. The Chief Minister said Dr Acharya had given top priority to good governance, efficiency and cleanliness during his reign. The late minister created his own benchmark in the administration during his time as an MP, Bommai said.
“If the people and the department keep the KSRTC bus station clean, it would be a worthy honor for VS Acharya,” the chief minister said. Bommai also announced that two multiplex complexes would soon be installed at the KSRTC bus stop in Udupi.
Priority in Udupi District Comprehensive Plan
The Chief Minister said, “Udupi is a developing city. A comprehensive development plan for Udupi district remains the priority and main objective of the state government. Construction work on a 250-bed hospital has begun. A faculty of medicine and a hospital according to the PPP model would also see the light of day in the coming days. We have asked an organization to prepare a DPR on the same topic,” he said.
A DPR for drinking water supply and underground drainage projects has been drafted and approved. Fisheries and tourism would also be boosted, the chief minister announced. Once tourism is boosted, incomes will improve, Bommai said.
Transport Minister Sriramulu said: “The department will reappoint KSRTC staff who have been suspended for strike. He said Chief Minister Bommai had sanctioned Rs 3,000 crore for payment of salaries of employees.
Sriramulu said that KSRTC is a service-oriented company and does not seek to make a profit, adding that the state government succeeded in suppressing the protest by KSRTC employees demanding higher salaries.
The Minister said the Department of Transport will soon fill all existing vacancies. The Chief Minister and his guests presented silver medals to KSRTC drivers, who had a record of zero accidents in their service.
Ministers S Angara, Kota Srinivas Poojary, Sunil Kumar, MLA Raghupati Bhat, MLC Manjunath Bhandary, Deputy Commissioner Kurma Rao, ZP PDG Dr Naveen Bhat Y, Divisional Comptroller of KSRTC SN Arun, Chairman of KSRTC Commission M Chandrappa, Chairman of Coastal Development Authority Mattaru Ratnakar Hegde, Udupi Urban Development Authority Chairman Manohar Kalmady, CMC Chairman Sumitra Nayak and others were also present.