Source: See and Say News
The government has proposed to set up Special Industrial Regions (SIR) in Belagavi and other districts, and also a Raichur-Bagalkote-Belagavi State Industrial Corridor to foster industrial development in north Karnataka.
Announcing this in a written reply to a question raised by BJP’s Tara Anuradha, chief minister Siddaramaiah said in the Legislative Council that the government had also proposed to develop a new industrial area in the Yadagir district.
In an attempt to dispel criticism that the state government was neglecting north Karnataka, the CM said that during the last two years, the State Level Single Window Agency and the high-level committee had approved 77 industrial projects worth Rs 58,264.73 crore in north Karnataka. These units were expected to generate 41,095 jobs. The government would offer anchor unit subsidy for mega industries investing a minimum of Rs 250 crore in the backward taluks, he said.
CM Siddaramaiah replying to a question from Raghunathrao Malkapure said the government had approved four different heavy and medium indu- stries in Bidar district. The government had set aside Rs 7.29 crore to develop additional layout at Humnabad industrial area and Rs 12,767.16 lakh for the second phase of Kolhar industrial area to come up at the cost of Rs 675 crore.
The state government had received in-principle approval from the Union government to establish National Investment Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in 12 villages of Bidar and Bhalki taluks, the CM informed.
The state government has proposed to establish two more veterinary science colleges in the state, one each at Gadag and Athani. Announcing this in the Legislative Council, Minister for Animal Husbandry T B Jayachandra said the government had given administrative approval for setting up these two veterinary science colleges. The government had also taken steps to provide the infrastructure as per the guidelines of the Veterinary Council of India (VCI).
The minister was replying to MLC Basavaraj Horatti (JD-S). He said there was no proposal to set up a veterinary college in Dharwad as Gadag was just 60 km away from Dharwad.
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