June 23, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Politics to serve the people, not for power: CM

Haveri(Ranebennur).
It would be politics to serve the people and not for power over the next 14 months. “Making best use of the time left to work for the people and winning their trust, we will seek their blessings on the basis of our work to come back to power in 2023,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking after handing over Rs1 lakh ex-gratia cheques for the families of those who lost their lives due to Covid, Bommai said, a major programme that would bring a revolution in providing employment for the youth would be unveiled in January.

“I will work 24X7 for the next one and a half years to bring major change in the life of our people. I will visit every district and come up with solutions for their problems. I have already instructed the officials to complete construction of houses which have been approved before the end of our term,” Bommai said.

Action has been initiated to fulfill all the promises made for the people of Ranebennur during the election. Work is on to bring water to fill irrigation tanks in the region at a cost of Rs206cr. Cabinet has in its meeting at Suvarna Soudha cleared Rs754cr drinking water scheme for 336 villages, he said.

Help for weavers

Major initiative has been taken to provide market facilities for weavers. Apart from the state government, private players like Amazon and Flipkart too have come forward to take their products to consumers’ doors. New programmes are being formulated to ensure better prices for their produce, Bommai said.

Farmer-friendly govt

“We have proved ourselves as a farmer-friendly government by almost doubting the crop loss compensation despite financial constraints amid Covid crisis. The compensation for crop loss in dryland farming has been raised from Rs6800 per hectare to Rs13,600, as for irrigated lands it has been increased from Rs13,500 to Rs25,000 and for horticulture crops it has been raised to Rs28,000 from Rs18,000. It is a historic decision,” Bommai said.

Housing project

A massive project to build 5 lakh houses has been taken up in the state. About 4 lakh houses would be built for the poor in rural areas and one lakh houses for urbanites, Bommai said.

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