State’s fiscal condition is not healthy, admits CM Yediyurappa

Source: ENS | Published on 29th December 2019, 11:46 AM | Coastal News | State News |

Honnavar: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday admitted that ‘economy of the state in precarious condition that has negated development works in the flood hit areas. However, Yediyurappa was quick to clarify that ‘economy is expected to gather pace after the forthcoming budget’. 

Speaking during the convention of Rama Kshatriya community organized at Manki village in Honnavar taluk, Yediyurappa spoke about the fiscal condition of the state, when a section of farmers requested for the release of prolonged compensation for the cause of flood victims.

“You have petitioned for compensation for flood affected lot. We have already released over Rs 230 crore as compensation, but you are all aware that the natural disaster earlier this year has led to destruction of about 500 villages. Roads have been destroyed. We need to restore immediately. It has been a bit difficult to carry on development works in the state, but the development will be back on track by next budget,” he said.

Meanwhile, Yediyurappa promised to consider another demand to set up a dedicated authority for the welfare of Rama Kshatriya community. A letter will be written to the central government to include the complete name of the community in the list of castes coming under ‘other backward classes’ (OBC), as the term ‘Kshatriya has been omitted in the existing list. 

“As a result of which, many people from the community have been deprived of benefits available for OBCs,” he said.

Earlier, on his arrival Yediyurappa said “the condition of Udupi Pejawar muttseer Sri Vishvesh Teertha Swamiji is critical. The doctors are striving hard to save him. I am leaving Udupi in the evening.”

Yediyurappa said ‘the next cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held next week, where the date of budgetary session is expected to be finalized. An honest attempt will be made to ensure overall development of the state”.

Speaker of Legislative assembly Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, MP Ananth Kumar Hegde, Kumta MLA Dinakar Shetty, Honnavar MLA Sunil Naik and Karwar MLA Rupali Naik were present.

‘PM to be apprised over Kaiga’

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday assured the people of honnavara that he will bring to the notice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the serious threats being posed by Kaiga nuclear plant in the district.

Yediyurappa said “Gangadharendra Saraswathi Swamiji of Swarnavalli muut apprised me about the threat being caused by the existence of the plant. It will be brought to the notice of Prime Minister who is arriving in the State on January 2”, he said. It may be recalled that the locals are up in arms against the ongoing construction works on units five and six at the plant.

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