All-round development of Kalyana Karnataka is my dream: CM Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)


Amrithkal for Kalyana Karnataka begins

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the Kalyana Karnataka Utsav is being celebrated after the development of the Kalyana Karnataka region.The Amrithkal for this region has begun.

Speaking at the valedictory of the Kalyana Karnataka Utsav-2023 held here on Sunday,he said just like the Amrithkal has come for the country the same thing has come here.

Though independence came here a little late the people of this region have fought two freedom struggles.

Several minority leaders including Ramananda Tirtha fought valiantly and a big salute to all those who sacrificed everything for freedom.

This region had remained backward for many years because Article 371 (J) for its overall development had not happened. Even after the amendment to the Constitution the region did not develop due to a lack of will among leaders.

The youths of this region were jobless.Farmers have the strength to grow golden crops and the workers have the strength to work.

Besides, the region is blessed with rich natural resources.But it witnessed no development for several years for want of leadership.

The CM said people remained backward due to the attitude that this region must not change.But it was Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa who held the Cabinet meeting here and started the process of development.

The Bidar-Gulbarga Rail line and Kalaburagi Airport are his contributions to this region.The credit for renaming this region the Kalyana-Karnataka goes to him.

To help the development of this region, Rs.3000 crore has been released to the Kalyana Karnataka Regional Development Board of which Rs.1,500 crore will be spent on micro and macro projects.

This year, over 1,100 classrooms are being constructed in the current year in this region and the next year, another 1,000 classrooms will be built.

Steps have been taken to provide degree and polytechnic institutions and improve irrigation and skill development.

Bommai said a new 24 Primary Health Centers and four Community Health Centers have been opened.Besides, Rs.150 crore has been provided to Kalaburgi’s Jayadeva Hospital.

A hostel is being constructed in Bengaluru at a cost of Rs.50 crore to help the students of this region who come to the state capital to appear for various competitive examinations.

Already, Rs.50 crore each for the development of Sannati, Bidar, and Mulkhed forts and Rs.57 crore for the development of Dattatreya Temple. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed the Hakku Patra to over 50,000 residents of various tandas and it has created a record.

Minister Murgesh Nirani, Baburao Chinchanur, Basavaraj Mattigod, M.Y.Patil, Sashil Namoshi, Mallijkaiah Guttedar, and others were present.