Plans to have aircraft manufacturing unit in Karnataka-CM Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Most of the spare parts for Airbus,Saffron,and other companies are manufactured in Karnataka.But the state government is having a vision of having the aircraft manufacturing unit in Karnataka,said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Speaking after inaugurating a program held here on Friday,he said firstly,they need to know which are useful and harmful things for the development of Karnataka.

The Kalyana Karnataka,and Mumbai Karnataka have made rich political contributions to the state.The State of Karnataka is blessed with varied weather conditions and natural resources and is very prosperous.

The protection of the Western Ghats is very important. The rivers flowing from the Western Ghats are a big boon. The rivers have enriched diversity.

A well-planned policy is need of the hour

The CM said 10 varieties of agriculture zones will be active throughout the year.The State has DRDO,BHEL, and other technological centers.

Karnataka is rich in ore deposits and also an agriculture-dominated state.While agriculture contributes 1 percent,4 percent by the manufacturing sector, and 10 percent by the service sector.

Had the state made the optimum use of the rivers Cauvery and Krishna,the state would have made a big achievement in the agriculture sector.

A well-planned policy is the need of the hour for the overall development of the state.

Country’s 38 percent FDI to Karnataka

The CM said in the last few years,Karnataka has been in the top position in attracting Foreign Direct Investment. The State’s share in the country’s FDI is 38 percent.Of the total 500 fortune companies in the country,400 of them are in Karnataka.

As many as 400 research companies in various fields are located in Bengaluru.In 2025-25, India has set a target of reaching 5 trillion US dollars in the economy and the contribution of Karnataka will be one trillion US Dollars.

Renewable sources of energy,solar energy,hydel energy, extraction of ammonia from seawater,and using it for hydel power.

Bommai said drip irrigation is given a lot of importance and arrangements will be made for drip irrigation to 7 lakh hectares in the Tungabhadra project.

Interstate water disputes have hit development as the rivers like Krishna,Mahadayi,and Cauvery are in controversy.

Karnataka must become the number One

The CM said the common man must get good healthcare facilities and the development of the poor be given priority.

For the first time,an employment policy has been implemented for helping all the communities equally. The Vijayapura,Hassan, Raichur,and Ballari airports are under construction.

Twelve ports are developed. Multi-mode connectivity will be started.The PM has said the country will not develop without the development of Karnataka.

The City of Hubballi must grow more than Bengaluru and it is being developed under the Beyond Bengaluru plan. Karnataka must become number one in entire Asia.

Chairman of the State Legislative Council Basavaraj Horatti,Minister Kota Srinivasa Pujari,MLA Arvind Bellad, industrialists, and others were present.