The state government will set up a special cell to oversee the effective implementation of Article 371(J) of the Indian Constitution envisaged to grant special status to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, said Shettar.He added that the Constitutional amendment will help the local people get better job opportunities and reservation in education and employment. Funds of Rs 3,114 crore and Rs 583 crore will be provided to Panchayat Raj institutions and Urban Local Bodies respectively in six districts of the region.
He also announced grants of Rs 232 crore to the Hyderabad Karnataka Area Development Board to remove regional imbalance.
New court for Hubli
Bangalore: The government has proposed to give Rs 300 crore for judicial infrastructure and build a new court complex in Hubli.
A sum of Rs 1 crore will be provided to construct a Vakeelara Bhavan at the Bangalore civil court compound and 19 private law colleges will get grant-in-aid by reviving the 1999 order, which withdrew the funds.