The government would take up projects worth at least Rs. 700 crore to provide drinking water to all rural households of Ramanagaram and Channapatna, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswmay said in Channapatna on Monday.
Addressing a gathering at a programme, organised by the Janata Dal (Secular) to thank voters for electing party candidates in three of the four Assembly segments of Ramanagaram district, at Sathanur Nagara in Channapatna town, he said: “We are planning to implement projects for the purpose at a cost of Rs.. 700 crore to Rs. 800 crore.”
Safe drinking water would be provided to rural households of all the four taluks – Magadi, Kanakapura, Channapatna, and Ramanagaram – of the district. Ramanagaram and Channapatna would get separate pipeline for supplying drinking water. Roads across the district would be upgraded, lakes would be filled, and a market would be established at Channapatna, he added.
According to Mr. Kumaraswamy, an order on offering support price to cross breed and bivoltine cocoons would be issued soon. Providing support price to silk cocoons would cost the exchequer Rs. 70 lakh a day.
Milk production in the State had exceeded 85 lakh litres a day and hence five sophisticated mega dairies would be established in the State. Bengaluru Dairy would be upgraded at a cost of Rs. 210 crore, he said.
Mr. Kumaraswamy said the government was planning to construct a supermarket on around 500 acres between Channapatna and Ramanagaram, and had prepared a blueprint to develop Channapatna with various projects worth Rs. 2,000 crore.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones for development projects at Halasinamarada Doddi in Channapatna.
The former MLA Anitha Kumaraswamy and others were present.
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