From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Sep 19: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the State Government will give special encouragement to industries creating jobs.
Speaking to reporters after laying the foundation stone for Mahatma Gandhi Urban Vikas Programmes in Davangere on Sunday, the Chief Minister said the Union Government was giving special impetus to textiles and automobile sector as both were labour intensive.
The State Government also wants establish mega textile park and automobile clusters. A proposal for setting up at least 3 textiles parks have already been submitted to the Union Government, Bommai said.
The Chief Minister initiated works with an outlay of Rs 125 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi Urban Vikas Programme in Davangere. The Smart City programme already undertaken in Davangere will help in the comprehensive development of the entire district.
He said developmental works with a total outlay of Rs 1500 crore were being implemented all over the State.
Under the Amruth Gram plan several works were being taken up in the Gram Panchayats and each of the gram panchayats will have works with an outlay of Rs 25 lakh each.
Sericulture development is being taken up in a big way in Central and Northern Karnataka regions, he said pointing out that both the State and Union governments will be taking up sericulture in a big way in 8 to 10 districts in Karnataka in view of the superior quality of silk produced in the State.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar, Davangere district in-charge and Urban Development Minister B A Basavaraj, BJP MP G M Siddeshwar, MLA S A Ravindrananth and others were present.
Earlier in the morning, the Chief Minister received petitions from the public in Davangere.
Jayakumar of Harihar, who had drawn a picture of the Chief Minister without using the hands but by holding the brush in the mouth was presented to Bommai.