LAKKAVALI(TARIKERE): Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda addressing a gathering here on Tuesday urged people not to panic over inclusion of their villages in the tiger reserve project which the government had withdrawn.“My government is maintaining transparency in governance which was vindicated by the enforcement of Civilian Service Act; people can now get their work done by avoiding running about to various offices,” he said.
Patting himself for the integrated rural development works on a war-footing, he said that the central drought study team led by Vijay Kumar too had lauded the state’s efforts to effectively respond to the people’s grievances in 123 drought-hit taluks of the state.
“As MP, I have fought both inside and outside the Parliament for the cause of areca, coffee, pepper and cardamom growers and was successful in drawing the government’s attention,” he said, adding that BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha bypoll, Sunil Kumar, will be an able replacement.
He charged the UPA government of being involved in various scandals.
MLA D S Suresh reiterated the government’s commitment to increasing compensation to farmers who have lost their lands for the Upper Bhadra project.