Police commando school to come up in Kudremukh?

Published: 27th August 2016 04:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2016 04:35 AM   |  A+A-

SHIVAMOGGA: The government is mulling over starting a police training centre or police commando training school in the sprawling 950-acre of Kudremukh township if district minister G Parameshwar’s words and recent visit of DC G Satyvathy to the spot are any indication.

After closure of the mining activities by the KIOCL in the Kudremukh region on the directions of the Supreme Court in 2005, mining came to a standstill but the town remained under the control of KIOCL authorities. Many daily wage workers except permanent staffers lost their livelihood. But the company has not handed over the property in the township to the government even after expiry of contract for mining.

The Government PU College and the central school were closed down.

Now the government is seriously considering establishment of a police training school in the said area. Home Minister G Parameshwar has reiterated the government’s stand to open police training centre. Way back in 2008-09, the district administration had submitted a proposal to the government for availing the Kudremukh township area to run a police commando training centre.

In this backdrop, DC Satyavathy visited Kudremukh recently and met the stakeholders such as revenue, forest officials, KIOCL company authorities and villagers of Nellibeedu and Jamble.

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