MYSORE: Old Mysore region stands to benefit from Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s maiden budget, owing to the considerable allocation and programmes for it, including some of the pet programmes of District Minister S A Ramdas.
The BJP with the intent of making inroads into the old Mysore region had announced in the previous budget a Rs 100 crore package and other programmes for the region.
Gowda has continued the tradition by sanctioning funds for various programmes, including Rs 25 crore for development of the Mysore Palace in view of its upcoming centenary celebrations.
The government has set aside funds for setting up of “Auto Nagars” in all four corners of the city.
Ramdas is also said to have ensured that the government allocates Rs 5 crore for the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences to set up operation theatre and other facilities.
A Rs 2-crore revolving fund has been sanctioned for mobile vendors cooperative society and Rs 2-crore allocation has been proposed for the construction of a “Sandesh Bhavan” apart from Rs 1 crore to Kuruba Bhavan.
The CM also announced Rs 30 crore for the upgradation of Mysugar factory and funds for mordernisation of Vishveshwaraiah Canal.
Funds have been earmarked for development of a veterinary college in Hassan, and two other projects — for declaring Shravanabelagola Karkala as Jain Path and a food processing project; a Rs 75-crore package has been announced for road development in Kodagu.
However, the Budget has nothing special for the backward Chamarajanagar district.