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Mixed bag for North K’taka, twin cities


Hubballi: The finances introduced by means of chief minister H D Kumaraswamy is a combined bag of announcement for the dual towns and North Karnataka region.
One of the explanations to cheer is the CM saying a plan to inspect the viability, pros and cons of establishing a Metro Rail Project in Hubballi Dharwad. The executive has also come to the rescue of the cash-strapped Hubballi Dharwad Municipal Corporation by means of allocating Rs 150 crore below the Mahatma Gandhi City Development Programme.

The executive has put aside Rs 4.5 crore to establish a tertiary level cancer institute at Hubballi. Besides, it has also sanctioned a Morarji Desai Residential School and a separate sports activities hostel for women in Dharwad. It will even identify high quality analysis and processing units at Hubballi and Annigeri.

In a good information for mango growers of Dharwad district, the CM has announced the established order of a world usual mango processing unit within the district.

However, residents of the dual towns are disenchanted because the state finances has now not touched upon many in their lengthy pending calls for.

Residents sought after the state executive to supply good enough budget to construct a flyover from KC Circle to Jubilee Circle, make budgetary allocations for streamlining the UGD network, revive Aryabhata IT Park, announce a scheme to attract traders and get started industries in Hubballi-Dharwad, broaden industrial estates, revive Tolankere and Unkal lakes, convert the Bypass Road into a six lane, upgrade Hubballi-Ankola street and Dharwad to Panaji Road into four lanes. However, these issues weren't mentioned within the finances.

Kumaraswamy has allocated Rs 25 crore to broaden tourism in North Karnataka. It comprises developing Badami and putting in place a handicraft marketplace and establishing a Hampi Discourse Centre in Hampi and Vijayapura Tourism Discourse Centre in Vijayapura at a price of Rs 1 crore every.

The chief minister has also announced a grant of Rs 30 crore for the construction of separate special central prisons with a capacirty of 1,000 prisoners every in Vijayapura and Bidar districts.


No center of attention on industrial construction in region


Karnataka Chamber of Commerce of Industry, Hubballi president V P Linganagoudar told TOI, “Examining the viability of Metro in Hubballi is welcome. But there is not any announcement for industrial construction in North Karnataka. Funds had been allocated handiest the revival of sugar factories handiest in Mandya district. The Rs 50 crore grant for established order of commercial sheds is reserved only for Mandya district. Despite our requests, no grant has been announced for roads, drinking water and underground drainage facilities of commercial estates right here.”


“Though the finances claims it tries to get rid of regional imbalance, it has now not wired for the development of North Karnataka. However, it gives a spice up to the agriculture sector by means of reserving Rs 46,853 crore for quite a lot of schemes and programmes,” he added.




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