Madikeri, Karnataka, Mar 1 : Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy handed over newly constructed houses to the Diddali evacuees at Basavanahalli near Kushalanagara in Kodagu district on Thursday.
He said the project taken up by the previous government has been finally implemented. Of 528 houses, 300 were ready for handing over to the Diddalli evacuees. Work on 164 houses was in progress and yet to commence on 64. He urged the dwelling tribals not to have any apprehensions that they would be evicted. All necessary facilities would be provided to the eligible forest dwellers, he added.
The laying of roads will be completed before the monsoon in the district, the Chief Minister said, adding that Rs 25 to Rs 50 lakh would be given to the newly created taluks in the State.
Other works undertaken include construction of two classrooms for Government Model School at Bettageri (Rs 16.4 lakh), construction of a classroom for Government Higher Primary School at Kolagadalu (Rs 8.2 lakh), construction of four classrooms at Government Lower Primary School at Jodupala (Rs 32 lakh), construction of two classrooms at Government Higher Primary School, Hodavada (Rs 14.5 lakh) and construction of three classrooms at Government Higher Primary School, at Bettathooru (Rs 24.6 lakh).
He also inaugurated works on the development of rural roads under Kodagu Special Package at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore and works on “ShaalaSamparkaSethu” (footbridges) at an estimated cost of Rs 25.48 crore.
He laid the foundation for the development of Raja Seat at an estimated cost of Rs 4.55 crore and development of parking facility on the banks of river Cauvery at Dubare at an estimated cost of Rs 1.2 crore and doctors’ quarters at Government Hospital in Somwarpet, constructed at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore. (UNI)