Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday he would meet with Union Water Resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi to resolve several interstate disputes over water in the first week. of April.
Stressing the need to make every effort to resolve inter-state water disputes as soon as possible, Bommai said the state will ensure that legal issues are resolved through the courts. “We still need to obtain various approvals from the Union Government regarding interstate water disputes. I have instructed the relevant departments to prepare for this. I have to meet with the Minister of Water Resources of the Union the first week of April to take the issue,” Bommai told reporters.
“As for the legal matters, I told our legal team to find a remedy, especially the notification of the Krishna court. I ordered the officials to prepare for certain environmental clearances for certain projects,” he said. he added.
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Asked about the possibility of leading a multi-party delegation to New Delhi, the chief minister said he would speak to Shekhawat first and “if the situation improves, he would take a delegation from all political parties in Karnataka. in Delhi”. Speaking of attracting investment, Bommai said the industrial sector will get a boost as announced in the budget. Land identification and other processes are in full swing to attract investment. North Karnataka was given top priority, he added. Further referring to the provisions of the budget, the Chief Minister explained that his government has given greater impetus to the empowerment of women and the establishment of the secondary directorate of agriculture.
Also, the process of establishing the Jayadeva Cardiac Hospital in Hubballi is ongoing and Hubballi’s Deputy Commissioner has been instructed to identify land for it as soon as possible. Similarly, the construction of Kidwai Hospital in Belagavi would be resumed, Bommai said. Speaking of Kalyana Karnataka or the former Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Bommai said Rs 3,000 crore has been earmarked for the development of the region and work orders will be issued for all budget programs before the end of April. .
Regarding North Karnataka, he said identification of land and attraction of investment would be taken for the development of North Karnataka. “The era of development has come after the economy suffered greatly due to Covid. Now we are stepping out of its shadow. We will lay a solid foundation for the rapid development of our state,” Bommai said.
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