MANDYA: The BJP government is committed to making Mandya district as number one in the country, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
The Chief Minister’s remarks came at a function organised in connection with the dedication of the 117 km 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway, built at a cost of Rs 8,479 crore, and laying of the foundation stone for the four-lane Mysuru-Kushalanagar Highway by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
The Chief Minister said the double-engine government has been continuously working for the development of Karnataka and released Rs 100 crore for the revival of the closed Mysugar Factory in Mandya City. The ethanol unit will be started in the Mysugar factory this year.
Bommai said the incumbent BJP government has given priority to VC Canal and Purigali Lift Irrigation schemes. “Under the Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana, 152 km of road had been constructed in Mandya district. As many as 2,70,522 farmers benefitted from the Kisan Samman scheme. The Raitha Vidyanidhi scheme has reached 35,000 students and 4.92 lakh Ayushman cards have been distributed in the district. Based on the concept of ‘Mandya is India’, development has been taken up. The 30-year system prevailing in the district will change”, the CM said.
Bommai further said Rs 20,000 crore has been disbursed among 53 lakh farmers of Karnataka under the Kisan Samman scheme both by the state and union governments. “Houses have been sanctioned to 17 lakh people under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Scheme; 1.25 crore Ayushman cards distributed to people; 6,000 km of National Highway built by spending Rs 64,000 crore. The concepts of Jan Kalyan, Rajya Kalyan, and Rashtra Kalyan which are the dreams of Modi, are becoming reality”, he said.
The CM said that the friendly nations have accepted PM Modi as a world leader and the presidency of the G20 that has come to India was due to Modi’s leadership.
“The Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway became the reality during the regime of Modi and this project will reduce the density of traffic on this highway. The different stages like the DPR sanction, the release of Rs 4,000 crore additional funds, the foundation stone, the land acquisition process and the dedication of the highway all happened because of the BJP government. This will reflect the dedication of the PM and also the development agenda of the double-engine government”, Bommai said.
Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi, MPs Sumalatha Ambareesh and Pratap Simha, and others were present on the occasion. (ANI)