Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bidar Utsav will be held this year: Valyapure

The State government has decided to celebrate Bidar Utsav this year, Sunil Valyapure, district in-charge, said here on Thursday.

A preparatory meeting of officials planned here on November 9 would discuss issues related to the event, he said. A final format of the artists, events and funding for the celebrations would emerge after discussions with leaders and NGOs, he told presspersons.

Aimed at promoting tourism, the Bidar Utsav was started in 2006. The State government, however, cancelled the utsav at the last minute in April.

“The State government will fill all vacant posts in the district in the next few months. We will take up the appointment of senior officials such as the Assistant Commissioner, tahsildar, doctors and teachers in the district on priority,” Mr. Valyapure said.


The Minister directed NEKRTC officials to start operating tourist buses in Bidar and surrounding areas.

The State was also releasing funds to upgrade several projects, such as the teaching hospital at the Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Ring Road construction and construction of bridges over the Manjra in Bhalki taluk, he said.

A proposal to provide drinking water from Bandori Nala to Kohinoor and the surrounding villages in Basavakalyan taluk had been sent to the State government. We plan to spend Rs. 15 crore on this, Mr. Valyapure said-
  • Bidar Utsav was started in 2006
  • All vacant posts will be filled in the next few months, says Valyapure
source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/bidar-utsav-will-be-held-this-year-valyapure/article4056947.ece