Rs 2,000 cr to be spent for providing river water to 2 lakh houses: Minister

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Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan speaking to media persons after inaugurating various development works in Ramanagara.

RAMANAGARA: Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan on Friday said Rs 2,000 crore will be spent to provide pure river-sourced water through taps to two lakh households in Ramanagara district.

The minister was speaking at a programme at the Department of Youth Affairs stadium. The foundation stone was laid for development projects worth Rs 125 crore in six city municipal corporations and local bodies of Ramanagara district, read a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

Ashwath Narayan said Rs 1,300 crore has already been spent and the government has decided to release a further Rs 500 crore for additional projects. Stating that Ramanagara is the second fastest-growing district in the state, he said sustainable development will be possible only when people are involved actively in the development process.

Qualitative infrastructure is necessary to achieve development, he said, adding that roads, drains, stormwater drains, bridges, toilets, community halls and anganwadi centres will be built in areas under municipalities and local bodies.

The minister said, “Toyota and Suzuki, which have units in the Bidadi industrial area, are ready to expand and generate 50,000 more jobs”. He added that skill development training will be provided to job aspirants to get them ready for job opportunities. (ANI)

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