Precaution to be taken to avoid power supply problems in summer-CM Bommai promises farmers

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

T he state government will take all steps to avoid any kind of power supply problems during this summer season to water crops in the field,said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

A delegation of farmers met the CM here on Wednesday to discuss the problems of farmers.The CM said the government will think of buying power from other states in case of a power shortage in the State.

Instructions will be given to officials to supply three-phase power continuously for seven hours to IP sets.

In case of the acquisition of farmers’ land by the KIADB, a committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner to ensure jobs for family members of farmers whose land was acquired, in industries.

The government has decided to run Mandya’s Mysugar factory and more funds will be given to make it more strong.

Steps for giving SAP for the sugarcane will be decided after discussing it with the Finance Department.

The CM ordered issuing a notice to Sri Veera Pulakeshi Co-Operative Bank,Badami in Bagalkot district for the harassment of farmers.

The delegation comprised Badagalapura Nagendra, Minister Gopalaiah,V.Somanna,CM’s Principal Secretary Manjunath Prasad, and Agriculture Department Secretary Shivayogi Kalasad.